The image brings a number of elements together to create a sense of urgency to join the ranks of the Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance (al-Jabha al-Islamiya li al-Moqawama al-Iraqiya, or JAMI). The rough waters, the dark cloudy skies and the image of what is clearly a drowning victim’s outstretched hand, portray a troubled Iraq and the enemy’s occupation. More specifically, the appearance of the strong, saving arm, combined with the clouds (the bearer of rain and a sign of good things to come) evokes divine compassion, as well as a significant sense of strength. The latter is also expressed in the slogan, which reads: “al-yad al-aqwa li-inqadh al-‘iraq min al-ihtilal” (“the most powerful hand to save Iraq from the occupation”). In this context references the JAMI’s claim that they represent the “most powerful” hand in Iraq.

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Group Name JAMI (al-Jabha al-Islamiyya lil-Muqawama al-`Iraqiyya) aka Islamic for the Iraqi Resistancemilitary wing: Kata'ib Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi
Group Type nationalist, religious
Group Affiliation Local Jihad (Independent entities with limited or no ties to international / external movements)
Dominant Colors Blue, Red
Secondary Colors Yellow, White
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Al-yad al-aqwa li-inqadh al-`iraq min al-ihtilal
Image Number 0216
Groups Region of Operation Middle East
Groups Country of Operation Iraq
Weapons Firearms, Automatic / Assault Rifle, AK47
Body Parts Hand/s
Air Storm / Wind, Clouds / Fog, Sky
Liquid Sea / Lake
Fire Light Rays / Light
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis JAMI logo - green country map (Iraq), white flag with the text of takbir raised with a reddish-brown fist
Topography Horizon

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