mubtakkar (n): a canister with two interior containers, one for sodium cyanide, and the other for a hydrogen product, like hydrochloric acid, a seal between which, when broken by a fuse, creates and releases hydrogen cyanide.

Popularized by Ron Suskind in The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 (2006); in Arabic means "invention," in Farsi means "the initiative."

The Untold Story of al Qaeda's Plot to Attack the Subway [Time]

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