Locals Mistake Muslim Flag On Home As Representation Of ISIS Mil - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Locals Mistake Muslim Flag On Home As Representation Of ISIS Military Group

Posted: Updated:
Garwood, N.J.(My9TV) -

An unfamiliar flag displaying Islamic writing, hung outside the home of a Garwood, New Jersey resident became the talk of the town last week after some locals were concerned that this flag represented some kind of Jihadist organization.

This flag became a hot-button issue after a local resident tweeted out an image that quickly went viral of the flag flying on the house along with speculation that the NJ resident was associating himself with the radical Islamic group ISIS-which has been labeled by many countries as a terrorist organization.

However, that is not the case. The flag belongs to 44 year-old Mark Dunaway who is a practicing Muslim. He said he is proud to fly the Muslim flag and is surprised by all the attention he has received as a result of that.

“It's not my intention to offend anybody but I understand if you watch what's going on now they show horrific images with this flag in the background of the militant group, but that was not my intentions at all,” he explained.

The flag is in fact the same one that ISIS is using, but the message on display is a very common Islamic message written in Arabic that says “There is no God but Allah”.

Dunaway says that he's had this flag for ten years and it's important to him and his beliefs.

“This is not new, you can see it's old and faded,” he said.

The flag has since been taken down and the neighbor who misunderstood what it represented has also acknowledged and apologized for his rush to judgment.

 

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Kids Of Man Killed In Uzi Accident Make Touching Video For Girl Involved In Tragedy

    Kids Of Man Killed In Uzi Accident Make Touching Video For Girl Involved In Tragedy

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:52:46 GMT
    The story about the 9-year-old New Jersey girl who accidentally killed her firearms instructor, Charles Vacca, while operating an Uzi made national headlines and opened up the debate about the use of guns especially among children. Now Vacca's four children have come out with an emotional and heartfelt video wishing the 9-year-old girl peace.
    The story about the 9-year-old New Jersey girl who accidentally killed her firearms instructor, Charles Vacca, while operating an Uzi made national headlines and opened up the debate about the use of guns especially among children. Now Vacca's four children have come out with an emotional and heartfelt video wishing the 9-year-old girl peace.
  • Photographer Captures Surfers Paradise On Jersey Shore

    Photographer Captures Surfers Paradise On Jersey Shore

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:49:42 GMT
    Photographer David Nilson has traveled the world swimming, surfing, and photographing the ocean. He's taken his camera to Costa Rica, Fiji, California, and up and down the entire east coast, but some of his most beautiful work stems from right here in New Jersey specifically at Seaside Park, where he was born and raised.
    Photographer David Nilson has traveled the world swimming, surfing, and photographing the ocean. He's taken his camera to Costa Rica, Fiji, California, and up and down the entire east coast, but some of his most beautiful work stems from right here in New Jersey specifically at Seaside Park, where he was born and raised.
  • Halloween Fever Coming To NJ Early This Year

    Halloween Fever Coming To NJ Early This Year

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:42:52 GMT
    From masks and hilarious costumes to scary displays, shoppers are already starting their preparations for Halloween. With so many costume stores popping up all across the state, it seems that Halloween season is in full swing, despite the holiday being over a month away.
    From masks and hilarious costumes to scary displays, shoppers are already starting their preparations for Halloween. With so many costume stores popping up all across the state, it seems that Halloween season is in full swing, despite the holiday being over a month away.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices