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Islamic Action Front (Jordan)

Jabhat al-'Amal al-Islami

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جبهة العمل الإسلامي, Jabhat al-'Amal al-Islami, Islamic Action Front

[Muslim Brotherhood (Jordan)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 08 May 2007

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A flag in a Yahoo anti-war photo slideshow is identified as that of the Moslem Brotherhood Movement. I suppose that they meant the larger banner with the symbol with the white crossed swords and writing and the red panel (a representation of the Quran?) within a white ring, but they might have meant the other flag, only partially visible, with what looks like a yellow seal on green. The larger banner has some writing that is probably clear enough to read, but neither is clear enough to draw.

I just saw a demonstrator in a demonstration in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan carrying this [second] flag. The seal isn't exactly a seal: its shape is like that of an ellipse with flattened extremities, more or less like this:

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This shape, as seen in the cropping I posted, includes an outer and an inner line, like a seal would. Further elements seemed to be only writing. I don't think there is any other graphical element in the flag.

Jorge Candeias, 20 / 21 Mar 2003

The emblem on the first flag is somewhat reminiscent of the old seal of Hamas, possibly reflecting Hamas' origin as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Eugene Ipavec, 08 May 2007