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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-25-08 11:02 PM
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Some Sunni Muslims won't salute Iraq's new flag
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Source: McClatchy Newspapers

BAGHDAD Officials in Iraq's mostly Sunni Muslim Anbar province are refusing to raise Iraq's new national flag, which the parliament approved earlier this week.

"The new flag is done for a foreign agenda and we won't raise it," said Ali Hatem al Suleiman, a leading member of the U.S.-backed Anbar Awakening Council, "If they want to force us to raise it, we will leave the yard for them to fight al Qaida."


The dispute over the flag is a more accurate symbol of Iraq today than the flag itself is. "On nothing we are completely united," said Mahmoud Othman, an independent Kurdish lawmaker.

Although parliament speaker Mahmoud al Mashhadani said the new flag would be raised immediately across Iraq after the parliament approved it Tuesday, it's nowhere to be seen. In fact, when the parliament met Wednesday, the old flag was still behind the speaker and his two deputies.


Only 165 of the Iraqi parliament's 275 lawmakers were present Tuesday, and only 110 voted for the new red, white and black flag with "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") in Kufic script, the ancient calligraphy developed in Mesopotamia.

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  -Some Sunni Muslims won't salute Iraq's new flag sabra  Jan-25-08 11:02 PM   #0 
  - what ever happened to that blue, yellow and white thing  policypunk   Jan-25-08 11:17 PM   #1 
  - They wiped their asses on it.  MADem   Jan-25-08 11:33 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-26-08 07:57 AM   #3 
  - "Obama "doesn't salute the flag"  awoke_in_2003   Jan-26-08 09:22 AM   #4 
  - Active or retired  Thothmes   Jan-27-08 08:15 AM   #11 
  - Southerner?  Thothmes   Jan-27-08 08:11 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-27-08 07:00 PM   #16 
  - keep the damn crayons away from Dubya.... plug ugly SISSY ASS'd piece of crap.  sam sarrha   Jan-26-08 01:47 PM   #8 
  - Iraq's old new flag--yes, I remember it well  rocknation   Jan-27-08 09:26 AM   #12 
  - This one? It got disappeared pretty fast, hey?!  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Jan-26-08 09:51 AM   #5 
  - Who knows  0007   Jan-28-08 08:40 AM   #17 
  - Majority wanted Saddams handwriting and Baath party symbols removed from the flag  ohio2007   Jan-26-08 11:16 AM   #6 
  - Why it has to have the word God in it?  AlphaCentauri   Jan-26-08 11:57 AM   #7 
  - A flag with no religious symbolism....  ingac70   Jan-26-08 10:34 PM   #9 
     - in allah they trust. And some allah worshippers are more equal then others.  ohio2007   Jan-27-08 09:53 AM   #13 
  - 9,000 'Awakening' members ready for Iraq military training:  ohio2007   Jan-27-08 06:11 PM   #14 
  - Nor should they. It's not the flag of their true country.  Xenotime   Jan-27-08 06:43 PM   #15 

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