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Flag factory profits down as Islamic protests dwindle
By KHALED ABU TOLD-YOU-SO
Palestinian flag factory complains of lost profits as flag-burning demand diminish.
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.”