The image, which is the logo of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), contains two captions in Urdu. The first reads: “Ya allah madad” (“O God, help”), which is a paraphrase of a well know Shi‘ite prayer, “ya ‘ali madad” (“O Ali, help”). As the Sunni SSP is virulently anti-Shi‘i, the caption constitutes a critique of Shi‘i tenets and practices. The second caption reads: “kafir kafir shi‘a kafir” (“infidel, infidel, Shi‘a infidels”), reiterating the anti-Shi‘i bent of the group. The logo also contains the Pakistani flag: white crescent moon and star against the green background, indicating the group’s contention for power. Even more than the image of a full moon, the image of a white crescent moon constitutes an overt symbol of Islamic identity that highlights notions of purity and religious piety.


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Group Name Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) aka Ahl-i-Sunnat wal Jamat Pakistan (ASWJP)
Group Type religious
Dominant Colors Green
Secondary Colors Red, White, Black
Language Urdu
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans 1) ya allah madad 2) kafir kafir shi`a kafir
Image Number 0257
Groups Region of Operation South Asia
Groups Country of Operation Pakistan
Geopolitical Symbols Non-country Flag, Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
Geopolitical Analysis SSP group flag. SSP logo - black and white stripes over a block of red, adjoining the Pakistani flag: green background, white crescent and star
Religious Textual References Other Medieval Text
Religious Textual References Analysis Prayer (Urdu) "ya Allah madad" [O God, help]
Religious Symbols Crescent

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