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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Fact Check: “Red Flag” Iran’s Mosque Was Not Raised For The First Time

According to AFP:
Publications shared globally in several languages claim that a red flag was raised for the first time above a mosque in the Iranian city of Qom to call for revenge for killing of general Qasem Soleimani, killed by a US air strike. However, this red flag is often unfurled above this mosque and in the rest of the Shia Muslim world.

AFP explains:

What does this flag mean?

The flag bears the Arabic phrase, “Ya la-Tharat al-Hussein,” which can be translated in English as, “O ye avengers of Hussein.”

As Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, is one of the most sacred figures of Shia Islam, in which he is the incarnation of justice. He was killed in the year 680 at the battle of Karbala, in present-day Iraq, by caliph Yazid’s troops.

This battle and Hussein’s martyrdom are the founding elements for Shia Islam, and mark a definitive schism with Sunni Islam.

According to certain Iranian Shia traditions, “Ya la-Thara al-Hussein,” should be a rallying cry for believers upon the return of the Hidden Imam, the last of twelve imams recognized in Imamiyyah, the largest branch of Shia Islam.

Read the complete article of AFP FACT CHECK here:
No, a 'red flag' of revenge was not raised for the first time on an Iran mosque

1 comment:

  1. lol, muslims always shout allahu akbar and doing lots of drama, yet theyre just weak, always hiding under civilians during their faggot wars called jihad. hahaa FCK ISLAM