Isolated Phrases / Mottoes / Slogans
1) al-isdar al-mar'iyy al-ra'i` - hida'/huda' al-shuhada' 2 2) shahada
Groups Region of Operation
Groups Country of Operation
Date Image Created Online
Cold Weapons and Defensive Armor, Body Armor (including Gas Mask, Helmet), Firearms, Automatic / Assault Rifle, AK47, Sub / Machine Gun, Explosives, Grenade
Light machine gun (RPK?)
Face / Bust
Celestial Bodies, Clouds / Fog, Sky
Light Rays / Light
Symbol of party, movement or company, Slogan
AQI/ISI/AQAP logo - black flag bearing shahada that includes the seal of the Prophet; and al-Furqan (AQI media) logo - white calligraphic representation of the word al-furqan in the shape of a mosque with a crescent on top.
Operative / Warrior (=mujahid), Man / Men
Deceased AQI fighters
Religious Textual References
Shahada, Use of Calligraphy
Religious Textual References Analysis
La ila illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah (including the seal of the Prophet)
Black / White / Green Banners, Seal of the Prophet
Mountain, Desert Dunes, Horizon
The dominant color in the image is the yellow of the title in the center, the rising sun and the background.
The preeminent symbol of Arab culture is the camel, as the camel made Arabian nomadic life possible. It was the favorite subject of pre-Islamic poets, and it is mentioned in the Qur’an as a sign of God’s creative power (Q 88:17). In jihadi imagery, camels are most often used to suggest a caravan. `Abdullah Azzam famously urged supporters to "Join the Caravan" (the title of an influential text on jihad) and the inclusion of camels in an image may evoke the idea of traveling to join jihad or the "caravan" of martyrs.