Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Significance of Green
Green is Mir Hussein Mousavi's campaign color, and lots of sources have noted its prevalence in his campaign. Green is also the color of Islam, as you can read here. Shi'ites depict sacred figures as wearing it, as you can see in this picture from a Bahrain Ashura display.
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