Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Absolutely nothing to do with Islam

This is the image that currently appears with the Iranian news agency Fars story on the detention of 10 American sailors, allegedly in Iranian waters. The Combating Terrorist Center at West Point explains the logo --

an assault rifle in a raised fist, a globe hinting at the global expansion of the Islamic revolution, a copy of the Holy Qur’an, the caption “Sipah Pasdaran Inqilab Islami” (“Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps”) and the partial Qur’anic verse (Q8:60): “wa-a‘iddu lahum ma istata‘tum min quwwa” (“and prepare for them what you can by way of power/ strength”).

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