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Martyrdom iconography for Awakening sheikh


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Martyrdom iconography for Iraqi member of parliament Sheikh Aifan Sadoun Aifan al-Issawi posted by his supporters on Facebook. The above image reads "Farewell lion of Anbar. Farewell vanquisher of terrorism."

Aifan was killed by a suicide bomber on January 15 outside of Fallujah. Al Qaeda in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the assassination. The below image reads "Even in your death you exterminated one of their dogs," a reference to the suicide bomber who died in the attack.


Translations via Steven Miller, research associate at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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