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In Struggle for National Identity, Iraqis Rally Around Many Flags:
David Martucci, 23 December 2014
Reading Dave Martucci's
article posted from the NY Times, it comes to my mind the flags reported on
In the article, the author mentions "the black-and-green flags of Imam Hussein, the revered Shiite martyr". Now, when looking for images of this flag according to this description, one can see many flags with the portrait of Imam Hussein, arranged in different ways, but all of them featuring the face and upper body of the Imam, as seen in the following images from this article "Iraq enters new phase: The War of Flags (PHOTOS)"
(Caption of the picture reads: "A file picture taken on October 30, 2014, Shiite members of Iraqi pro-government forces wave flags supporting Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed")
(flag on the top right) (Caption of the picture reads: "In Iraq, the battle of security forces, Kurdish troops, Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen against the Islamic State jihadist group is parallelled by a "war of flags."")
(Caption of the picture reads: "An Iraqi militia fighter from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade), waves a flag, featuring the image of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed and one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures").
Indeed, it is a Shiite religious flag as pointed out by Al Kirsch on November 15, 2014, and thus, it belongs to Islamic flags, Shiite flag of Imam Hussein.
Esteban Rivera, 23 December 2014