Iraq flag consists of three lines cross colored red and then white and then black in the order from top to bottom. In the white rectangle in middle the words “Allahu Akbar” in Kufic script and green colors of the flag represent the colors of the Islamic flags, as amended by Law No. Flag of Iraq (9) for the year 2008.
Iraq has adopted since its inception in 1921, Flag of Arab unity Grand Sharif Hussein, father of King Faisal I of the symbol of the unity of the Arab states of the defunct Ottoman Empire. He was soon to change the shape of the Iraqi flag four times
Was adopted the first flag of Iraq in 1921, when you create the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq under the British Mandate. The flag contains the horizontal lines in the order in a black – white – green, with a red trapezoid in the side, and two stars(seven curves) white, symbolizing the 14 governorates in the Kingdom. The design of the flag and colors similar to designing a Great Arab Revolt, by the Hashemite Ottoman rule during the First World War.
In 1958 was the adoption of a new flag for the federal entity between Iraq and Jordan, which was launched by the Arab Hashemite Union, which is in its design is identical to the flag of Palestine until the current color and form, also used by the Hashemites in the Hijaz and the Emirate of Transjordan in different periods. But the adoption of this flag is not only to Guetrp very short, with no lasting Union only a few months as a result of the Revolution of Abdel Karim Qassem, the monarchy and the declaration of a republic in Iraq in July of the same year.
After the revolution of July 14, 1958, the monarchy in Iraq, Iraq relied note contains vertical lines in the order in a black – white – green, with an octagonal red sun in the center where a yellow circle symbolizing the sun of freedom, which raised the issue at the time embroiled in controversy over the adoption of some Communist parties of the sun and red. It should be noted that this science compiled by the National Council of Kurdistan is the only flag that as the symbol of the Kurds, a symbol of the sun yellow.
This flag was adopted in July 1963, after the signing of the tripartite unity with Egypt, Syria, and consists of red, white and black, green, casual, a symbol of the flags of the leaders of Islam during the Muslim invasions, and the three stars symbolize the union he was going with Egypt and Syria, all of these He had two stars in telling them, and was supposed to add a third star for the Stars and the collapse of the Union after the death of former President Abdul Salam Aref.
Has been made a simple modification of the Iraqi flag by adding the words (God is Greatest), endorsed the amendment in the January 14, 1991, after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Has not been confirmed officially change the code three stars to represent the objectives of the Baath Party “unity, freedom, socialism”, and add the words “Allahu Akbar” interstellar perhaps an attempt to get support from the Islamic world before the second Gulf War. It is said that the words written by former President Saddam Hussein, had changed the flag in 2004.
iraqi flag 2004
Proposals in 2004
Been proposed a new design for information in April 2004, after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 as an alternative to the current knowledge from over forty years and was adopted on the occasion agreed that the tripartite unity between Egypt and Iraq and Syria at the time of former President Abdul Salam Arif was a slight amendment to it by the President Saddam Hussein, adding the words God is great.
In the April 26, 2004, announced the Iraqi Governing Council on a new flag for Iraq to the era of post-Saddam Hussein. In accordance with the Governing Council, has been the design of this flag by the artist rose Chaderchi, was chosen from among 30 design. White flag, with parallel lines in the quarter (or third) lower color blue – yellow – blue, Alazarkan lines represent the Tigris and Euphrates, and the yellow line signifies the Kurdish minority in Iraq (where the Kurdish leaders were demanding a symbol of the Kurdish minority in the science of a unified Iraq) , in the middle of the white space there is a large blue Islamic crescent.
Represents a new flag design, a departure from the usual Arab flags in color with a long history, green and black represent Islam (It is said that green was the favorite color of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad bin Abdullah), and red represents the Arab nationalism, and the crescent is usually colored painted green or red. And blue on white in science led to a lot of controversy in Iraq, in addition to the usual colors do not exist in the Arab media, and remove the words “Allahu Akbar” regardless of the idea to add.
On April 28, the President of Iraqi Governing Council, Massoud Barzani, the determination of the rate of the flag, replace the light blue color darker blue as he had made to reporters on April 26. It is not known whether the change in response to the protests, or to correct a typographical error in the previous version also stated that the current version is a temporary copy will be used in the coming months until the final selection of the flag. But the rejection of the masses of the people of Iraq from the north to the south led to the cancellation of the project accused of deliberately keep Iraq from its Arab environment, as well as considered by some similarities between science and the proposed flag of Israel
Has been changed to write on the Iraqi flag in 2004, instead of the words (God is Great) written by Saddam Hussein became write calligraphy. The flag was changed in January \ January 2008.
Flag of Iraq’s interim 2008-2009
January 22, 2008 in the Iraqi Council of Representatives approved the law changing the flag and removed the three stars which symbolized unity, freedom and socialism, which were the objectives of the Arab Baath Socialist Party (which will symbolize the unity that does not occur with Egypt, Syria and Iraq in 1963), and to keep the line the words “Allahu Akbar” in Kufic script , and this flag will remain for one year, and then the flag will be changed to another form. This decision was widely criticized. It should be noted that the flag of Iraq is to prevent lifting of the three stars in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by formal resolution of the territorial Government led by Massoud Barzani, since in 2006 to lift the flag of Kurdistan instead informed Iraq under the pretext of massacres against the Kurds under the banner of this science . The flag was raised in the new Iraqi provisional building officially over as prime minister in Baghdad on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, and has also been raised in Kurdistan