The image features the logo of the Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance (al-Jabha el-Islamiya lil-Moqawama al-Iraqiya, or JAMI), positioned where a sun would be on the horizon, as if to suggest that the light is emanating from the logo or from the group itself. The logo consists of a fist holding a flag, suggesting that JAMI bears the flag of resistance in Iraq. The map of Iraq reflects the local/geographical context of JAMI’s struggle, while the red outline of the country further evokes the notion of violent resistance. In conjunction with the dominant reds of the image and the white flag—an important color in Islam that was adopted by the Ummayyids—the sun, mountains and sea lend an aura of divination and sanctity to the image as a whole, and legitimacy to the slogan: “Yadan bi-yadin ma‘a al-jabha al-Islamiyya lil-muqawama al-‘Iraqiyya” (“Hand in hand with JAMI”). The white flag features the words “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”). Working together, all parts of the image raise the gaze of the beholder to the heavens evoking notions of grandeur, martyrdom and afterlife.


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Group Name JAMI (al-Jabha al-Islamiyya lil-Muqawama al-`Iraqiyya) aka Islamic for the Iraqi Resistance; military wing: Kata'ib Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi
Group Type nationalist, religious
Dominant Colors Red
Secondary Colors White, Green
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans 1) Allahu Akbar 2) Yadan bi-Yadin ma`a JAMI`
Image Number 0005
Groups Region of Operation Middle East
Groups Country of Operation Arabic
Air Celestial Bodies, Clouds / Fog, Sky
Liquid Sea / Lake
Fire Light Rays / Light
Topography Mountain, Horizon

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