Man mistaken for terrorist after his ‘ISIS banner’ turns out to be a Jack Daniel’s flag

A whiskey-lover from Zurich received a letter from “concerned neighbours” accusing him of being a terrorist after his Jack Daniel’s flag was mistaken for an ISIS banner.

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According to a report by Swiss site, a 29-year-old man from Regensdorf in the canton of Zurich recently bought and erected a Jack Daniel’s flag, along with an Italian flag, outside his property.

The man, born in Switzerland but with Italian heritage, said he had put up the flag because he found it “funny”. His neighbours, however, appeared to disagree and confused the flag of the famous Tennessee whiskey producer with that of the militant group, so-called Islamic State.

After emptying his letter box, the man found a letter, allegedly from “concerned neighbours” that read: “Should we be afraid of you? First the Italian flag and now the black death flag. Are you an IS-sympathiser?” The letter concluded by stating that the author(s) would put the man and his girlfriend “under observation, if necessary”.

According to the website, the man was “completely flabbergasted” upon receiving the note. He also revealed that he still had not determined who had actually written the letter.

“I have spoken to the neighbours but no-one knows anything about it,” he said. “We want to address the person or persons responsible”.

He told the Swiss site that if he found the culprit, he would take legal action due to “damage to his reputation”.

2 Responses to “Man mistaken for terrorist after his ‘ISIS banner’ turns out to be a Jack Daniel’s flag”

  1. Ken says:

    It’s good that his neighbours are alert, but a pity they don’t have any brains to go with that alertness.

  2. RickFromTexas says:

    Well, this is 2017and just about everyone in America has some idiotic neighbors and the same is apparently true in Switzerland, not to mention the rest of the world. Makes me wonder if some forms of insanity are contagious.

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