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by Richard Knipel, modified by António Martins-Tuválkin
The "Nation of Islam"
movement is a black/Muslim movement directed by Reverend Louis Farrakhan.
The flag is
described as "the symbol of unity of all Muslims throughout the World".
It is a horizontally-mirrored version of the
national Turkish flag (i.e. with crescent opposed and pointing to hoist).
Ivan Sache, 4 August 1998
According to the website at www.noi.org
(particularly the flags photo rather than the logo), you see that this is not
merely a backwards Turkish flag. Both the crescent and particularly the star are
much larger, and the star is oriented with two points inside the crescent.
They also say this: "The Flag of Islam with the symbols of the Sun,
Moon, and the Stars, represent the Universe and is also a Banner of
Universal peace and Harmony." I have seen this flag design with
capital letters at the corners, starting from the upper hoist going clockwise:
J, F, I, E. I have seen this on other logo depictions, but never on a flag, and
so I have excluded it.
Richard Knipel, 13 July 2004
Apparently there are variations to this flag used by various individuals. I
have seen a few, so I don't know if there is any "one" design.
Rick Wyatt, 13 July 2004
The letters J, F, I, E should actually be read in this order F, J, E, I as
they stand for Freedom, Justice and Equality, Islam. For only Freedom, Justice
and Equality for All regardless of Race, or Creed or Colour achieves Islam
Anonymous e-mail, 25 October 2004