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Difference between Tunisia and Saudi flags

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Submitted by Mard e Momin (Sweden), May 1, 2006 at 07:52

... the flags of Saudi Arabia and Iran have Shahada and Takbeer written on them respectively.

It is considered sacriligeous by muslims to desecrate these texts, hence they had to be taken off from that filthy hoarding.

The flags of Tunisia, morocco and turkey etc have a crescent on them which is considered by many as Islamic symbol so as to present a somewhat of an equivalent of a cross for muslim armies. Crescent sign has no great significance in early Islamic traditions while Shahada is the statement which every one has to make in order to enter the folds of Islam.

Hence the misuse of crescent is undesireable but not outrageous but those of Shahada and Takbeer demand immediate and outright action. ...

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