Posted by: infideltaskforce | September 4, 2013

Four-finger salute: Egypt rivals use ‘Rabaa hand’ to turn Facebook yellow

Four-finger salute: Egypt rivals use ‘Rabaa hand’ to turn Facebook yellow

Forget your typical peace sign, two fingers are so last century.

A new victory sign has been flashed across Egypt to remember the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp, which was dispersed last week in a deadly military crackdown on demonstrators in support of former President Mohammed Mursi.

The “four-fingered salute,” as it has come to be known, is being publicized by bright yellow signs posted on social networking websites by Egyptian masses wanting to remember Rabaa protesters who camped out for weeks in the Cairo.

In Arabic “Rabaa” means “fourth,” and the hand gesture is being used to display solidarity with protesters.

The sign was also raised by several Turkish footballers after scoring goals. It is believed the first player who raised it was Emre Belözoglu, a Fenerbahçe midfielder who formerly played at Inter Milan.

“From there on, the sign was adopted by international anti-coup activists,” writes Motasem A. Dalloul in a blog for the Middle East News Monitor.

Then, Istanbul-based humanitarian aid group IHH began handing out T-shirts and badges with a yellow and black logo of the hand gesture, Reuters news agency reported. The image is also doing the rounds on Turkish social media.

….and here is the ITF answer to your “4 finger salute”

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