The caption on the left reads: “kashmir al-habiba sabran sabran ya kashmir sabran” (“Beloved Kashmir, patience; patience, O Kashmir, patience”). The conflict surrounding Kashmir is a key theme in jihadi propaganda. Specifically, Kashmir is used as a rallying cry to elicit support for what is considered to be an important Muslim struggle. This struggle is represented in this image via various components that symbolize and illustrate different dimensions of Islamic tradition, including a wall of a mosque, people praying/reading the Qur’an and the prominent use of the color green in the picture. The green is significant because it evokes God’s benevolence and powers of creation, and was the traditional color of the Prophet Muhammad’s tribe. Indeed, green has been adopted as a sacred color based on Qur’anic verses (76:21; 18:65-82) and a reliable hadith (prophetic tradition or report) that associates green with “universally good things.”


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Group Name Islamic Media Center (IMC)
Dominant Colors Blue, Purple
Secondary Colors Green
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans 1) kashmir al-habiba sabran sabran ya kashmir sabran 2) shahada
Image Number 0084
Air Clouds / Fog
Fire Light Rays / Light
Geopolitical Symbols Country / Regional Map, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis Kashmir
People Operative / Warrior (=mujahid), Man / Men, Woman / Women
Religious Textual References Shahada
Religious Textual References Analysis La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah.
Religious Symbols Holy Site
Topography Man-made Structure / Landmark
Topography Analysis Mosque

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