The State of the World

Man and small girl parade past Big Ben sporting ISIS flags.

IBTimes

“This man was spoken to by officers, with consideration given to relevant legislation, particularly the Public Order Act, and the decision was taken by officers at the time that the man was acting within the law,” a police spokesman reportedly said. “While support of and membership of ISIS is unlawful it is not a criminal offence to advocate the creation of an independent state. … Wearing, carrying or displaying of an emblem or flag, by itself, is not an offence.”

The man was spotted by a tourist and his photos were initially shared on a Korean web forum, according to media reports.

The incident also comes just days after the Guardian reported that two of the three east London schoolgirls who had fled to join ISIS in Syria in February are now married to men approved for them by the militant group.

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6 Comments on The State of the World

  1. And yet we in the good old US of A are banning the Stars and Bars because it might hurt someone’s ‘feelings’!

  2. Wearing, carrying or displaying of an emblem or flag, by itself, is not an offence.”

    Bet the Christian Cross is…

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