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image by Zoltan Horvath, 01 November 2013
Shia/Shiite political flag during c. Oct 2012
protest. (Reminder, Arabic is written from right to left: The regular
Shahada statement followed with "Al-wala'a al-Isamiyya _____?
William Garrison. 30 October 2013
This yellow flag is a party flag, however this picture is only a part of its
flag, and even the picture is mirrored. The al-Wafa'a Islamic Party is a new
unregistered group wihout parliamentary seats in Bahrain.
The Shia opposition grouping Wafa'a (means "loyalty") is competing with an older radical group for the leadership of the minority of Bahraini Shia who oppose participation in parliament. It poses little threat for the foreseeable future to Wifaq, the mainstream Shia opposition party. During the first months of 2009, the temporary detention of Haq's leaders left a leadership vacuum among Bahrain's Shia rejectionists. Abdulwahab Hussain, a once-prominent Shia activist who had kept to himself for over eight years, re-emerged as the center of the "Wafa'a" movement.
Its home page: http://www.al-wafa.org/
Its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alwafa.party
Party flag is yellow with its logo, and full Arabic and English name placed under the logo. The logo itself is a calligraphic composion of letters of the name: al-Wafa'a.
Zoltan Horvath, 01 November 2013
image located by William Garrison. 31 October 2013
Is this really a flag? Looks more like a demonstration poster to me.
Tomislav Todorović. 31 October 2013