Police in Garwood, New Jersey, ordered that an Islamic terrorist flag associated with the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) be removed from the front of a local home after hundreds of online activists expressed fear, anger, and revulsion.
Free Beacon A photo of the homewith the ISIL and Turkish flags was tweeted out Tuesday morning and quickly attracted hundreds of retweets and comments. Garwood Police Chief Bruce D. Underhill confirmed to theWashington Free Beacon that officers had been contacted and residents at the suburban home agreed to remove the flag.
“Thank you for your concern regarding this important matter,” Underhill wrote the Free Beacon in an email Wednesday afternoon. “Only with the public’s continued cooperation can we keep our communities safe.” “Please be assured that the Garwood Police are aware of the situation and have taken the appropriate steps,” Underhill wrote. “At this time, the flag in question has been taken down. No further comments.”
Multiple calls to a number associated with the New Jersey address were not answered and a resident did not respond to messages left seeking comment. Messages sent to a Facebook account believed to be associated with one of the residents also were not answered by press time.
The Turkish flag remains displayed, according to the photograph.