Leaflets were widely distributed during that era saying that facial covering was what separated the Muslim woman from the infidel.
Initially, Russian news outlets reported that relatives of the victim said the attackers yelled “infidel” as they struck.
Extracted from infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, published by Free Press.
From inside the apartment, he could hear people calling him an infidel and debating whether to kill him on the spot.
The infidel author, now in hiding for her own book, weighs in on the Mohammad bodice-ripper Jewel of Medina, out today.
As though any great poet who had come to years of discretion could be a materialist or an infidel.
But never can the Moslem maiden bestow her hand on the infidel.
"Go, notwithstanding," said Juan, touched still further by the distresses of the infidel.
He learned, also, that some good people considered him no better than an infidel.
The man who will not provide for his own house, as one of old has said, is worse than an infidel.
mid-15c. (adjective and noun), from Middle French infidèle, from Latin infidelis "unfaithful, not to be trusted," later "unbelieving," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + fidelis "faithful" (see fidelity). In 15c. "a non-Christian" (especially a Saracen); later "one who does not believe in religion" (1520s). Also used to translate Arabic qafir, which is from a root meaning "to disbelieve, to deny," strictly referring to all non-Muslims but virtually synonymous with "Christian;" hence, from a Muslim or Jewish point of view, "a Christian" (1530s; see kaffir).