Global political leaders are characterized in jihadi propaganda as oppressors of Islam and enemies of the jihadi movement. They are depicted as the main obstacles to achieving the declared goals of the jihadi enterprise, namely, creating a societal framework governed by divine (Islamic) law, as opposed to man-made laws. This image combines a number of elements to establish this point. On the bottom right are the faces of shouting oppressors, i.e., the American leaders George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld; on the left are images of victims. In the center burns the fire of continued, promised resistance.

The text on the right is presented as a quote from the screaming figures, which reads: “sa-najlibu al-amn lil-‘alam” (“we bring security to the world”). The text on the left is a response exclaimed by the victims and their rescuer: “al-amn wal-aman?!!” (“security and safety?!!”). The combination of the text and the pictures of leaders offer a visual and textual reference to Bush’s “mission accomplished” speech of 1 May 2003 (see


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Group Name Muntada al-Fursan
Dominant Colors Blue, Yellow, Red
Secondary Colors Black, White
Language Arabic
Visual or Textual Reference to Significant Recent Events
Date EntryAnalysis Entry
01/05/2003Visual and textual reference to Bush's "mission accomplished" speech on 1 May, 2003.
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Sa-najlibu al-amn lil-`alam ... al-amn wal-aman?!!
Image Number 0149
Body Parts Face / Bust, Eye/s, Full Body / ies, Skull
Fire Flames, Light Rays / Light
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis Fursan forum logo - calligraphal representation of the word "fursan"
People Political Leader, Operative / Warrior (=mujahid), Man / Men, Child
People Analysis Former President G.W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Unidentified.
Fauna Dove / Default Bird

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