Man found selling IS flags in Australia

A man in Australia was found selling flags of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), media reported Thursday.

health.india.com| Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 13:49 PM IST

Canberra: A man in Australia was found selling flags of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), media reported Thursday.

Rob Boot, 62, who sells flags from his home in Carrum in Melbourne, raised the black-and-white IS flag for all driving along the Nepean Highway to see, The Age reported.

"I am not endorsing the terrorist group, just making a buck," said Boot.

"A man paid Aus $40 ($35) for the flag Wednesday. It was the second I had in stock after selling another one two weeks ago," said Boot.

A similar flag was auctioned at AUS $2,000 at a packed mosque in western Sydney last week.

Boot said there was nothing wrong with flying and selling a flag used by the brutal terrorist group who exercise torture and murder in Iraq and Syria.

"I simply sell the flags, I couldn`t care less what people do with the flags once they buy it," he said.

"It represents a horrid organisation, I agree. But my flags are not going to motivate someone to go out and commit an atrocity," Boot added.

He bought the IS flags from a company in the US that has also sent him Nazi flags, which he flew outside his home two years ago.

As a precautionary measure, police have asked Boot to note down the registration plates of his customers` cars.