Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Iraq, new flag

The Iraqi parliament has approved new changes to the national flag, BBC News reported Wednesday.

The flag, once displaying Saddam Hussein’s own handwriting, has been altered to reflect the country’s transformation. The new flag will retain the colors of red, black, and white, but will remove the three green stars that represented the Baath party. Also, the “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) line of script, allegedly written in Hussein’s own handwriting, will be permanently replaced with a Kufic script.

In 2004, a completely different flag was proposed by Iraq’s U.S.-appointed governing council. However, the design was ultimately rejected because of its similarity to the flag of Israel.

The new flag design is not yet completely final; however it represents a noteworthy step for the Iraqi parliament.

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