A resident in Garwood, New Jersey is generating a firestorm of controversy for flying the flag of terror group – ISIS. [Update below.]
A photo of the flag was posted on social media by Twitter user, Marc Leibowitz:
According to our friends at the Washington Free Beacon, police reported the residents who were displaying the flag voluntarily took it down.
Here’s the thing: the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of speech. However, the oath of allegiance which is taken by all immigrants who become U.S. citizens says that they will protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies “foreign and domestic.” And ISIS even threatened to bring jihad to the White House.
In addition, an ISIS sympathizer in the United States who pledged allegiance to the terrorist group was recently detained at JFK without bail. Clearly, ISIS supporters and possibly even members of the group itself are here in the United States. As this is a national security issue, we can only hope that the proper steps are taken to prevent any threats from ISIS carrying out their plans.
UPDATE: According to NJ.com, the resident is a U.S. citizen who has flown the flag for 10 years, and he says it represents Islam and not ISIS, a terrorist organization that has used the flag. It reads, “There is only one god, Allah, and the prophet Muhammad is his messenger.”