A non-Muslim, especially a Christian.
- The first time I saw them coming into the mosque in their shoes, I thought they were giaours, but they turned out to be Turks.’
- Most measures were considered justified against the giaours (infidels).
- The Christian giaours had to pay a ‘head tax’ (signifying what they would lose if they did not remunerate their Ottoman overlords), and a Jannisary tax, having their firstborn males wrested away from their families to be converted to Islam, brainwashed and trained as soldiers used to kill, for the most part, other Christians.
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