Jihadi visual propaganda uses images of the globe or planet earth to globalize specific issues and conflicts, as well as to articulate the global dimensions of domestic groups. The image here portrays a region of the globe, around the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and the African continent, on which a variety of weapons appear. The slogan in the center is a reference to, and a manipulation of, a Qur’anic verse (99:1) that reads: “zalzilu al-ard min tahti aqdamihim” (“shake the ground under their feet”). The slogan, combined with the elements of weapons and a partial globe, is clearly designed to encourage violence, particularly since the portion of the globe includes nearly all current jihadi theaters of operation. The caption in the top right corner and bottom left reads: “la ilaha illa Allah—Muhammad rasul Allah” (“there is no god but God—Muhammad is his messenger”). The text of the takbir (the words “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is greatest”) are repeated up and down the right and left margins of the image.

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Group Name Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) - Flash group, aka al-Jabha al-I`lamiyya al-Islamiyya al-`Alamiyya (AQ) - fariq `ama al-`arud al-flashiyya
Group Type Jihadist Group
Dominant Colors Gray, Blue, Green
Secondary Colors Black, White
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans 1) shahada 2) Takbir (Allah Akbar) 3) Zalzilu al-ard min tahti aqdamihim
Image Number 0192
Groups Region of Operation Global
Weapons Cold Weapons and Defensive Armor, Knife / Dagger, Firearms, Pistol / Handgun, Automatic / Assault Rifle, AK47
Weapon Analysis Magazines
Air Sky
Geopolitical Symbols Globe, Country / Regional Map, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis ME, Africa
Religious Textual References Text manipulation, Shahada, Takbir
Religious Textual References Analysis Textual reference to Q 99:1-8. La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah

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