“I believe that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah,” is the red-inked Shahada, the Islamic testimony of faith present on the new “Syrian Revolution Flag“, as Kurdistan24 reports.
In this way, the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition has changed the flag it has been using since the outbreak of country’s 7-year-old civil war to now prominently feature an Islamic creed, the opposition council in north Syria announced on Sunday.
The modified independence flag began to be used as a universal display of the protesting opposition in late 2011. The opposition wanted to distinguish themselves from the current Syrian government and favoured the use of the flag used when Syria gained its independence from France.
The Shahada is also present on the flag of Saudi Arabia as well as several other nations, including Afghanistan and the unrecognized state of Somaliland.