On January 13, 1991, the flag was changed. The meaning of the three stars was changed from their original geographic meaning to representations of the three tenets of the Ba'ath party motto, Wahda, Hurriyah, Ishtirakiyah (Unity, Freedom, Socialism). Saddam Hussein decreed to place the Takbir (the words Allaahu Akbar (God is Great)) between the stars. It is said (though unconfirmed) that the words on the flag are in Saddam’s own handwriting, and many interpreted the change as an attempt to garner support from the Islamic world in the period immediately preceding the first Gulf War.
Nylon flags are made of 100% heavyweight 200-denier Nylon, specially treated to resist deterioration, a truly durable all-weather flag. Finished with white cotton header and 2 grommets. Made in the USA.
Light Weight Polyester flags are printed on a lighter, richly colored indoor quality material. Can be flown outdoors for short periods of time. Perfect for pictures or as a souvenir of a special trip. Finished with white header and 2 grommets.
Fleece blankets are 50”x60” and made from washable, super soft fleece.
If the selected flag is not in stock, lead time can be up to 15 days. Contact us to check on lead times at [email protected] or 1-877-941-3524 (FLAG).