– ‘Jihadist’ flag flown at entrance of East London housing estate (RT, Aug 08, 2014):
A black flag, bearing white Arabic inscriptions similar to those flown by Jihadis, was mounted at the entrance of a housing estate in Canary Wharf’s East London early this week.
Surrounded by an array of Palestinian slogans and flags on the arched gateway of the Wills Crooks estate on Popular High Street, the provocative symbol has generated considerable attention.
The flag bears markedly similar writing to Jihadi flags used by an extremist group in Iraq, and other Jihadi groups throughout the Middle East since the 1990s.
Several Guardian journalists were reportedly verbally accosted on Wednesday night by a crowd of 20 Asians youths as they approached the Wills Crook estate. The journalists were ordered to leave the locale immediately. One youth reportedly threatened to vandalize a camera belonging to one of the reporters.