Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another Change In Iraq's Flag

After the fall of the Saddam’s regime, news broke out of adopting a new Iraqi flag instead of the current one, which became a taboo after Saddam put Allah Akbar “God is Great” on the flag on the eve of 1991. The flag caused big opposition and rejection, mainly because of its similarity to the flag of Israel! Today the parliament discussed a draft legislation related to the same issue with the recommendations (from the Kurds) to change the font to Kufi (Arabic font) and the color of the word “Allah Akbar” from green to yellow. The parliament also discussed a new legislation to make each star of the three centered in the Iraqi flag to represents Peace, Tolerance and Justice, instead of what has been perceived for decades as the three principles of Ba’ath party: Unity, Freedom and Socialism. A few days ago, I read in the news that a competition is in the preparation to come out with a new anthem and design for the flag! Does the discussion in the parliament means that no competition will go on and that the flag will go through face lift only?

5 comments:

Marshmallow26 said...

WHAT THE HECK!!! OK I HAVE A SUGGESTION: LET THEM ADD "BLACK COLOR" TO THEIR FLAG AS WELL !!!

MixMax said...

If you mean the kurds, they wanted the yellow colors because (according to them) this yellow represents the color of the sun on their own flag!!

Konfused Kid said...

good post (and good pic) mixmax, i'm really sorry i don't visit more often, you write very well.

i posted about the flag too recently.

MixMax said...

Thank you, Kid, it has been some time. Hopefully you are doing ok, and back to listen to heavy metal ;)

Abbey said...

Dearest Mix..
Heres a friends post that he wrote today on the flag

http://last-of-iraqis.blogspot.com/2008/01/rejection.html

I thought you would like the sentiment, even though the post is very sad... Love Abs