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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 02:50 AM

Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap

A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but another Wal-Mart in Slidell agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube.

Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the ISIS cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the group's flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS.

The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a Confederate flag bearing the words "HERITAGE NOT HATE'' and explain that he sought to have that image on a cake he wanted to purchase from the Wal-Mart store on Natchez Drive in Slidell. He said the store refused. But in the YouTube video, the man shows a receipt for the cake decorated with ISIS flag that he said was purchased at the Wal-Mart location on Northshore Boulevard.

"All right, Wal-Mart,'' he says, "you got some explaining to do.''

Read more: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/walmart_refuses_to_make_confed.html#incart_most-read_

Cross-posted in the General Discussion forum.

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Reply Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap (Original post)
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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 06:04 AM

1. Technically, that "ISIL/ISIS" flag is no more "offensive" than the

"Don't Tread on Me" flag from the Revolutionary War Days, or the "Join, or Die" flag. Both have been misused lately, and have morphed into a symbol of something different than their original intent.

See, that is NOT a flag of ISIS/ISIL--they stole it. It's an historical flag that they have misappropriated. It is crafted around an image purported to be the Seal of the Prophet. The message on the flag is basically the start of the common prayer 'There is no God but God, and Mohammed is the Messenger of God."

Of course, that probably doesn't matter much anymore--they've taken an historical image and wiped their asses on it. It's not quite the Nazi flag--yet...but in time it'll have the same flavor.

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