The caption reads: “min nakhil al-iraq wa-tahta sama’ihi tunadi: hayya ‘ala al-jihad” (“from Iraq’s palm tree and under its skies, call out: come to jihad”). Palm trees, particularly date palms, are inextricably linked to Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures. Thus, in jihadi imagery, palm trees are often employed to evoke a sense of Arab or Islamic pride and concern. Furthermore, because of their importance in Islamic history, palms can conjure up notions of the Prophet, his companions and early Islamic history in general. The red and yellow of the caption and the clouds resemble the color of the sky at dusk.  The acronym for the group’s name JAMI (al-Jabha al-Islamiyya lil-Muqawama al-`Iraqiyya) appears in the top right corner.

More Information
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, Yellow
Secondary Colors White, Sky Blue
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Min nakhil al-iraq wa-tahta sama'ihi tunadi: `alayya `ala al-jihad.
Image Number 0027
Groups Region of Operation Middle East
Groups Country of Operation Iraq
Air Clouds / Fog, Sky
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis JAMI logo - green country map (Iraq), white flag with the text of takbir raised with a reddish-brown fist.
Flora Trees / Shrubs

Stay Informed

Sign up to receive updates from CTC.

Sign up