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Flags similar to those used by ISIS sold in Singapore

Published on Sep 4, 2014 6:00 AM
 

A local company which sold flags associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group has come under scrutiny.

The owner of Albenyahya Enterprise admitted ordering about 20 such flags in July, during the month of Ramadan, to sell at a bazaar. The leftovers were offered through the company's Facebook page.

When online sites highlighted this in reports, company owner Syed Mohammad Faisal filed a police report to complain about "baseless accusations" that his company had links with terrorism. By yesterday afternoon, he had taken down his company's Facebook page.

"I didn't anticipate such a reaction. The most important thing is for me to protect my family," said the sole breadwinner, whose company sells Islamic wear and trinkets. He did not realise selling the flags would be such a big deal.

 
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