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Graphical footnotes, 1: Iwo Jima and the Muj

[ by Charles Cameron — another insight into mujahideen ethos via their graphics, this time from their Soviet era campaign ]

First, a current graphic which I’ve already shown you in a recent post on jihadist imagery — then a version of the same visual idea from earlier days:

credits: above, Ibn Siqilli, below, Mathew Trevithick for Foreign Policy


Ibn Siqilli‘s image is contemporary, Trevithick‘s is drawn from his fascinating series of images titled The Not-So-Funny Papers, which I missed myself when it first came out, and warmly recommend. The legend the flag in Trevithick’s piece carries is “Jihad”.

This post is intended as a footnote to my earlier post, Iwo Jihad? — the muj have clearly been at this business of graphical borrowing for a while…

One Response to “Graphical footnotes, 1: Iwo Jima and the Muj”

  1. Charles Cameron Says:

    Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi has just posted a report on The Druze Militias of Southern Syria on Joshua Landis’ well-received Syria Comment blog, and I noticed this Druze militia logo there, which clearly belongs with the two above:

    For further details on the Jaysh, see al-Tamimi’s article.

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