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I'm glad you enjoyed my past thread on the ancient star & crescent. In the coming days, I hope to cover the star and crescent symbolism in the post-classical era. This thread will focus on the #Ottomans, but you might be surprised about its other users.

To recapitulate a bit, we might conclude that the star and crescent were extensively present in both #Byzantine and #Sassanid symbolism. The Sassanids saw it as the astral representation of Mithra and Anahita. Together with their dynasty, however, this symbolism declined.
The #Ummayads copied the Sassanid coins for a while to use as silver dirhams, like the two 7th century coins below. However, the symbolism of star and crescent were in no way meaningful, and were a mere reflection of the fading Sassanid existence in the new conquerors' coinage.
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1. @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2639...
When these began they carried the label side by sides. We're looking at 2 articles from #WaPoClown, #DSMinion #MaxBoot. The flip in the #TalkingPoint #Narrative is plainly evident.
#Anon trump #FakeNews. ......
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#QAnon post No. 2640...
#HRC #Tweets #Playbook spin. #Nonsense
#Hussein enabled the structuring of #ISIS, as he funded them & aided by keeping our military engagements from them. Militarily speaking, both he & his gang were......
3. ......@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
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junior leaguers driven by fanaticism.
Link to story we all remember, the #HusseinMilPurges!
investors.com/politics/edito…
The 16 year plan to destroy #America was to be brought home by #Hillary. They never......
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US Nat. Sec Committee at US Congress is discussing tomorrow the threats that #MuslimBrotherhood brings upto the United States of America and its allies - we can’t wait to see #MBs designated in the #US !
On 7/11 (today) at 10am, ET, @DrZuhdiJasser , Pres of @AIFDemocracy and Dr @JSchanzer will testy to the Subcommittee on National Security of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the #MuslimBrotherhood’s global threat. Watch the #live feed on @cspan
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1. Hello everyone, yesterday Ch 6 of the #Caliphate podcast went live, detailing how we fact-checked Abu Huzayfah's story. At least 15 @nytimes reporters, stringers and translators worked to bring you that one episode. Follow along for the back story: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cal…
2. By now, you've heard the detailed account of murder by one Canadian member of ISIS. As many of you have asked, why in the world would this young man admit to such crimes in an interview with the @nytimes? I'm finally able to reveal that we began speaking to him 1.5 yrs ago
3. @AndyMillsNYT & I first learned of Abu Huzayfah in November 2016. He had left Syria over a year before that & had successfully traveled back and forth to Canada and his grandparent's home in Pakistan. Because no one stopped him at the airport, he assumed he was in the clear
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1. Hello everyone, Chapter 2 of #Caliphate is now up on iTunes, Spotify etc. In this episode, we explore the ideas - boiled down to three religious concepts- that are used to lure potential recruits to ISIS. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cal…
2. I’d spoken to numerous ISIS recruits and had a general sense of how the recruitment worked. But it wasn’t until I sat down with former al-Qaeda recruiter @_JesseMorton that it began to make sense. After being released from jail, Jesse has worked to deradicalize others.
3. Read about Jesse’s journey out of extremism below: mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/us/…
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