Edmonton ISIS Flag Puzzles Flag Makers Who Refuse To Make One

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.

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  • Maurice Miner

    Well, the person from New York should sue the bakery for homophobia – oops! Different set of facts!

    The person from New York should sue the flag-maker for Islamophobia.

    There, fixed!

  • Watchman

    If you can’t refuse service on the basis of religion now in Canada†, what right does this flag maker have to refuse making the flag. He might be able to refuse to make Nazi and Confederate flags as apparently they are just ideologies, not religions, but a good case could be made that the ISIS flag is a flag used exclusively by muslims and thus a religious item.

    Not actually in favour of forcing someone to make such a flag, just pointing out the dual standards.

    †: https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/what-discrimination

    • Heh;)

    • terrence22

      This is why CanaDUH really, really needs motion M 103. We MUST fight Islamophobia, and celebrate our diversity. Juts ask TrueDOPE