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Flag factory profits down as Islamic protests dwindle

03/07/2012 22:04

Palestinian flag factory complains of lost profits as flag-burning demand diminish.

RAMALLAH – Workers in a Palestinian flag factory that manufactures Israeli flags, as well as the flag of many Western countries, faced layoffs and pay-cuts on Tuesday, as managers blamed a slowdown in global Islamic protests for dropping profits.The ‘International Jihad and Accessories’ factory in Ramallah employs 3,000 workers and exports a staggering 99 percent of its stock for public flag burnings in countries around the world, plant owner Muhammad Abu Jihad Muhammad told reporters. The remaining 1% of flags are sold to local customers to be burned in public protests in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.

However, as public Islamic protests dwindle in the West, Muhammad said demand for flags to burn has plummeted.

“Our best years were 2005 and 2006, during the riots over the Danish cartoons,” Mohammed said, referring to the protests over the 12 caricatures of the Islamic prophet Mohammed published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005.

The cartoons “That was a wonderful time for us, because there was a lot of demand for many different flags,” the factory owner said, adding that furious Muslims from around the world had ordered Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and even Finnish flags to burn as outrage over the cartoons grew.

“Normally, people mostly order American and Israeli flags – they are our biggest sellers,” he said. “But with the cartoon protests, we really diversified and offered our customers different flag options, from all across the European Union.”

3 Responses

  1. Just kidding! It says at the end of the article. I knew that. Because: Palestinians don’t produce anything.

  2. Hey it’s Purim! that’s why you get spoofy articles and jokes in the JPost….if it were a real article it would say that profits are up!!

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