The caption in the image reads: “la ‘izz illa bil-jihad” (literally: “there is no dignity except in jihad.”) Though a rather common phrase in Arabic and in jihadi jargon in particular, it also happens to be the title of a famous nashid (religious a cappella song) performed by the singer Abu ‘Ali (see his Facebook page The red color of the word “jihad” in the caption is the color of fire, blood, passion, impulse  and danger. It is also fundamentally linked to the vital force, and to warlike qualities. A larger representation of the word “jihad” is watermarked in the background, also in red. The image appears on Facebook accompanied by a lengthy discussion of the strength of Islam and the power of Muslims that draws from various traditional and contemporary sources.

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Group Name AQI
Dominant Colors Red
Secondary Colors Cream
Language Arabic
Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans La `izza illa bil-jihad
Image Number 0308
Groups Region of Operation Middle East
Groups Country of Operation Iraq
Geopolitical Symbols Slogan

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