Lost in translation: Hebrew ‘welcome home’ sign mistaken for Daesh terror message

Startled residents of Gardner, Louisiana, alerted the sheriff last weekend over a black-and-white ‘welcome home’ sign in Hebrew that they thought bore a menacing Islamist message.

Daesh-flag Hebrew welcome home

  • luna

    Better safe then sorry, at least no one was hurt.

  • Alain

    Their reaction was reasonable, especially since they could not have been expected to see the difference, in other words know it was Hebrew. That does not make them backwards hicks in the least.

  • Dana Garcia

    Is that photo the real sign in question? It doesn’t look like most of the Hebrew script one sees.

  • FactsWillOut

    If it’s on private property fine.
    If it’s on public property, well then, it should be in English.

  • marty_p

    Who ever wrote the sign better learn proper Hebrew scripting – they made a spelling mistake (in their daughter’s name no less).

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That’s some lousy Hebrew.