Islamic State Iconography by Guy Martin

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The black flag associated with Jihad or Al Raya - it has been a symbol of of religious fighting and battles since the founding of Islam in the 7th century. The Prophet Muhamed and many of his companions are said to have carried a similar black flag into battle.<br />
It is among items of clothing and objects found in an Islamic clothing and accessory shop in the Bagicilar district of Istanbul.