A few years ago, Arif Dewji, owner of House of Flags and Banners in Coquitlam, B.C., got an odd request from a prospective customer.
A man who seemed to be based in New York sent over the design of a flag he wanted printed.
At first, Dewji did not know the meaning of the white logo set against a black backdrop, but something seemed fishy. After some online digging, he realized it was the flag used by followers of the Islamic State terror group.
“I didn’t touch it with a dirty shirt,” he said.