We bear witness that there is only One
Creator and we bear witness that Muhammad is His Prophet and Messenger.
One may ask: Why is it such a big deal to
acknowledge that and on account of that to be in the fold of Islam and a
All Natives just like all Muslims have no
issues with accepting the Creator and His Prophets including Prophet
Muhammad (Salallahu Aleyhi wa Salam) and Prophet Jesus (Aleyhi
Salam) before him and Prophet Moses (Aleyhi Salam) before
Jesus and any other Prophet. Why should that be an issue?
The issue is when people come and try to abuse
religious beliefs and trick Native people out of their land and livelihoods.
They start by erasing the Native culture and they assimilate the Native
population into the invading population and take away their land and
livelihoods. For that reason the first thing is to choose an Islamic symbol
for Turtle Island Muslims
that isn't intrusive on Native culture.
The moon is then the best option because it is present in
Islamic culture representing Islam and is very much present in Native
The Continent Turtle Island represents what it is and it shows a
The Continent is in red because Natives consider themselves
The blue color represents the sky and the green color
represents the earth.
The reason the symbol is in a circle is because it
refers to planet earth and Natives on this continent are very much alive
and a part of this world.