This is the symbol of Islam. It has the Crescent Moon and a Star and many flags around the world have the Crescent Moon and the Star. It represents the sun, moon, and stars.
-The sun symbolizes freedom.
-The moon symbolizes equality.
-The star represents Justice.

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The reason why the symbol of Islam has a Crescent Moon and a Star is because, thousands of years ago, people from Central Asia and Siberia worshiped the Sun, Moon, and Sky Gods. Because Islam did not have a symbol yet, and they used solid flags to represent their religion (mainly black, green, and white), they decided to use the Crescent Moon and a Star. According to legend, the founder of the Ottoman Empire always dreamed of the crescent moon stretching from one end of the earth to the other. This is why the Ottoman Emperor approved of this symbol for the symbol of Islam.

information from
http://islam.about.com/od/history/a/crescent_moon.htm
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