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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:04 am

    I found this flag when I went to the surplus store. The guy told me that he got it from a soldier who came back from Iraq.

    Any idea of what the writing is and what it is for?

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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:33 am

    I found out that this is Saudi Arabia flag.
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    Post by P-E on Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:07 pm

    Tss tss, it took me 3 seconds to find the translation ! you'd better do more research guy ! Very Happy

    It's Saudi Arabia Flag. It's write :

    لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الل
    lā ’ilāha ’illa-llāh muḥammadun rasūlu-llāh
    "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" (= Islamic declaration of faith / Shahadah)

    More info at this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:46 pm

    I was talking to my veteran friend. What he said about flag:

    Saw it many times... it's a Mahdi Army flag....Green for Shiite...The Mahdi Army (or JAM-Jesmail Al-Mahdi) are the militia in Sadr City which was Saddam's Shiite ghetto. I spent a year there. They follow Muktada Al-Sadr (The guy you see on TV with the black turban on) . Sadr City is named for his grandfather who Saddam executed. He is militarily the most powerful man in Iraq since only Iraq and Iran have a Shiite majority of any Muslim country. All the others have a Sunni majority. Only 10% of all Muslims world-wide are Shiites- almost all live in Iran-Iraq. The big fear is that the 2 counries will unite into one big Shiite country.
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    Post by P-E on Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:24 pm

    ok ok, I think there's small difference. The one you have is well Saudi Arabia. The other islamic flags doesn't have the sword I think. The wikipedia link say the same thing :"Green flags bearing this or other Arabic scripts are frequently seen in Islam and should not be confused with the Saudi national flag. These other flags normally do not bear the sword symbol."

    See : http://www.life.com/image/79891352

    Jubilant Iraqis carry a flag of the militant Mahdi Army and a national flag after U.S. troops dismantled checkpoints around Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City. Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered the lifting of joint U.S.-Iraqi military checkpoints on Tuesday.

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    For me, the flag you have is well Saudi.

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