Depicting a country map without bordering countries or bodies of water emphasizes the national context and scope of that specific regional jihad. In this image, a fiery red map of Iraq is shown, surrounded by red tinted pictures of victims of violence. The red is significant because it resonates blood, passion, impulse and danger. The caption in the center reads: “Sarkhat bilad al-rafidayn” (“The scream of the land of two rivers [Iraq]”). This designates Iraq as an important theater for jihad, and implies a national obligation to join the struggle in order to establish a true Islamic state. At the same time, the appearance of the Global Islamic Media Front group name in English and Arabic can evoke the notion that Iraq is an integral part of the broader, global jihad movement.

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Group Type Jihadist Group
Group Affiliation AQ Affiliates / Associates
Dominant Colors Red
Secondary Colors White
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Sarkhat bilad al-rafidayn
Image Number 0210
Groups Region of Operation Global
Body Parts Blood, Face / Bust, Full Body / ies
Geopolitical Symbols Country / Regional Map, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis Iraq
People Woman / Women, Child

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