The Urdu-language Pakistani weekly magazine Haftroza Al-Qalam, which belongs to the al-Qa’ida-linked jihadist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), published an article in its May-June 2010 issue on Dajjal (the antichrist).  The author, Talha As-Saif, a regular columnist for the magazine, argues that a focus on conspiracy theories such as those about Dajjal wastes Muslims’ energy and causes them to overestimate the power of the West. The caption in the image reads: “dajjal…yahudiyyet, yek zawiye fekr” (“Dajjal, Judaism: A Viewpoint”). The image includes several familiar jihadi elements, including the silhouette of a warrior, a picture of an armed fighter, and a mountain and sun on the horizon. In addition, the image contains the JeM logo (the white banner with three black lines and the word “jihad” in a black circle).

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Group Name Jaysh-e Muhammad (JM or JeM)
Group Type Jihadist Group
Dominant Colors Yellow, Red
Secondary Colors Black, White
Language Urdu
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans Dajjal ... yahudiyyet, yek zawiye fekr
Image Number 0253
Groups Region of Operation South Asia
Groups Country of Operation Pakistan
Date Image Created Online 29/06/2010
Weapons Firearms, Automatic / Assault Rifle
Air Analysis Sun
Air Celestial Bodies, Clouds / Fog, Sky
Geopolitical Symbols Non-country Flag, Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis JeM group flag, JeM logo - white banner, three black stripes on the left and black circle with the word jihad in it in white
People Operative / Warrior (=mujahid)
Religious Symbols Black / White / Green Banners
Religious Symbols Analysis White
Topography Mountain
Visual Themes JeM’s white banner finds its roots in the Islamic tradition, where the Prophet Muhammad is said to have used a white flag to represent both the leader of the Muslim army and the first Muslim state.

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