Here, a map of Iraq is depicted without bordering countries or bodies of water, which emphasizes the national context and scope of that specific regional jihad. The map is draped with the country’s flag, which contains the takbir, i.e., the words “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”). The appearance of Usama bin Ladin’s face next to the Iraqi map highlights the notion that Iraq is an integral part of the broader, global jihad movement. The image is a website banner and contains a link to a web address. The main caption in the middle of the banner reads: “silsilat qira’a fi risalat al-shaykh Usama ila abna’ al-rafidayn” (“reading series regarding shaykh Usama’s letter to the people of Iraq” (sic. two rivers). At the bottom left corner, the caption alerts the reader how long the series is: “akthar min khamsa ajza’” (“more than five parts”). Finally, the caption on the right is a site subject heading: “tasjilat al-tajdeed al-islamiyya” (“Islamic recordings of al-Tajdid”).

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Group Name Tanzim al-Tajdid al-Islami [Organization of Islamic Renewal]
Group Type religious
Dominant Colors Red
Secondary Colors Yellow, White, Black
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Silsilat qira'a fi risalat al-shaykh Usama ila abna' al-rafidayn
Image Number 0080
Groups Region of Operation Middle East
Groups Country of Operation Saudi Arabia
Body Parts Face / Bust
Geopolitical Symbols Country / Regional Map, Country Flag
People Group Leader / Influential figure, Operational Leader, Man / Men
Religious Textual References Takbir

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