Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jihadi Salafi Artwork: Afghanistan & Iraq

I have written many times over the past year about my ongoing research project on Muslim political (Islamist) artwork and visual media (for example see HERE). Digital artwork is very important to social and political groups of all stripes, Muslim and non-Muslim. It is an area where people are able to quickly "comment" on current events.

Just in time for United States president Barack Obama's "surge" speech and delays in his plan to withdraw from Iraq, here are several examples of such artwork about these two wars:

"Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: No Victory Except with God"

Approximate meaning: "By God, Obama! We will rub your nose in the dirt/dust! (from the) Lions of the Islamic State"

"Afghanistan: Hell of the Crusaders"

"Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires"

2 comments:

SoulSurgeon said...

the first picture of obama would read "¡By Allah, Obama! You nose will be rubbed on dust by those who rubbed the nose of your predecessors"

إبن الصقلي said...

Thanks very much