Thursday, January 22, 2009

Star and Crescent: symbol of Islam

Star and Crescent
Originally uploaded by fotofacade
The star and crescent originally was a Middle Eastern symbol, used by the Greeks and Persians among others, says Wikipedia. Later when the Muslim Turks invaded the Eastern Roman Empire they copied it and it later became associated with Islam in general, though it continued to be used by the Greeks until the Fall of Constantinople. [10] Now its popularity among Muslims makes it comparable to the Christian cross and the Star of David.

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