The image appears to be a webpage banner with the logo of a group called Majmu’at al-Ansar al-Baridiyya, which is the media wing of the Ansar al-Sunna group in Iraq. The group’s logo includes a white shield featuring crossed AK47s and the text of the shahada (Islamic testimony of faith holding that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger). The name of the group appears under the crossed rifles: “majumu‘at al-ansar al-jihadiyya” (“the al-Ansar jihadi group”).
Group Name Majmu`at al-Ansar al- Baridiyya al-Jihadiyya; the Ansar jiahdi web forum
Group Type Jihadist Group
Dominant Colors Green
Secondary Colors White, Red
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Al-Ansar - majmu`a baridiyya jihadiyya
Image Number 0197
Groups Region of Operation Global
Weapons Rockets, RPG
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis Al-Ansar logo - two crossed red AK47s against a white shield with the shahada (the Islamic credo) in red positioned on top. Under the crossed rifles appears the name of the group: majumu`at al-ansar al-jihadiyya [the al-Ansar jihadi group]
People Operative / Warrior (=mujahid), Man / Men
Flora Grass / Leaves / Branches Only
Visual Themes The greenery in the image’s background resonates the idea of God’s benevolence, and is symbolic of creation, life and sustenance. Green is also considered the traditional color of the Prophet Muhammad’s tribe, and has been adopted as a sacred color based on Qur’anic verses (Q76:21; Q18:65-82) and a reliable hadith (prophetic tradition or report) that associates green with “universally good things.” Finally, green is related to jihadi doctrine, as it is believed that while the corpses of martyrs lay in their graves, their souls are to be put into the bodies of green birds that drink from the rivers of Eden and eat from its fruit.