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Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt)

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[Muslim Brotherhood] image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 June 2007

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The flag appears in a photo of Egyptian MP Hamdy Hassan.
Eugene Ipavec, 24 June 2007

Recent sightings of the flag shows significant differences with the flag of "uncertain status" presented above (Eugene's sighting, dated 2007, is probably a previous version of the flag. The emblem of the movement is indeed shown in several variants all over the Internet):
- the main color of the flag is of darker green;
- the emblem is shown on a white disk surrounded by two green circles;
- all the elements of the emblem are green;
- there is an additional writing under the swords;
- there is a white writing under the emblem.
Since these sightings include photos of the movement's leader, this version of the flag can be considered as "official" - Photo dated 26 December 2011, published 3 January 2012 - Photo dated 26 December 2011 (same event), published 30 December 2011 - Photo of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, dated 21 December 2010, published 31 January 2011 - Photo of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, undated, published 5 May 2011

A photo taken during a press conference held on 5 June 2010 in the movement's headquarters shows the emblem on a green background, surrounded by a white circle, the Koran and the hilts of the sword being yellow, the other elements white.

Yet another, undated, photo of a street demonstration shows the flag with the emblem in yellow, with a crescent in base.

Ivan Sache, 10 March 2012

[Muslim Brotherhood] image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 March 2012

The lower text reads "Muslim Brotherhood."

All the regional MB franchises appear to use the ring-swords-Quran logo, but when I made a cursory survey a few years ago I found that there is - even within any one country - no attempt whatsoever at standardization; the lime-green variant was not particularly representative of what I found then, being an odd shade, but it happened to be in the clearest photo I saw.

This Jordanian affiliate is more typical. Most logos add text in the four spaces between the swords, but I think adding a crescent below may be an older usage which has decreased; the old 80s logo of MB offshoot Hamas had one.
Eugene Ipavec, 10 March 2012

[Muslim Brotherhood] image located by Bill Garrison, 26 December 2013

This version of the Muslim Brotherhood is ca. 2013.