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The Islamic State of Iraq

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The Islamic State of Iraq
image by Ivan Sache, 18 February 2007

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Flag of The Islamic State of Iraq

Quoting the SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities) website, 23 January 2007 (site no longer available):

"The Islamic State of Iraq issued a document titled: "The Legality of the Flag in Islam," which contains the image of its flag and information to its symbolism, today, Tuesday, January 23, 2007. Text on the flag reading, "No God, but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger," are the words contained on the flag of the Prophet Muhammad that he carried into battle and handed to generations of bearers. The Islamic State provides evidence and legitimacy for this banner from Islamic scholars, and goes into detail regarding opinions of the flag’s material, title, and significance. According to the group the circular shape matches the ring stamp of the Prophet found on many scripts, and the order of the words are to indicate the supremacy of Allah over the Messenger.

This flag, the group prays, is to be the flag for all Muslims, especially the people of Iraq. The Islamic State of Iraq was established to protect the Sunni Iraqi people and defend Islam, by the Pact of the Scented People. It is composed of a variety of insurgency groups, including the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq, Conquering Army [Jeish al-Fatiheen], Army Squad of the Prophet Muhammad [Jund al-Sahaba], Brigades of al-Tawhid Wal Sunnah, and Sunni tribes. It claims a presence in the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Ninawa, and parts of Babel and Wasit, and is headed by the Emir of the Believers, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
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Ivan Sache, 18 February 2007