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Hebrew sign mistaken for Islamist banner in Louisiana

Residents alert sheriff, media over ‘Welcome home, Yamit’ sign they thought was ‘terror message’ in Arabic

Illustrative image of a black flag associated with the Islamic State terrorist group printed on a leaflet that was reported to have been distributed in East Jerusalem on June 25, 2015. (Channel 10 screenshot)
Illustrative image of a black flag associated with the Islamic State terrorist group printed on a leaflet that was reported to have been distributed in East Jerusalem on June 25, 2015. (Channel 10 screenshot)

Startled residents of Gardner, Louisiana, alerted the sheriff last weekend over a black-and-white ‘welcome home’ sign in Hebrew that they thought bore a menacing Islamist message.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and local news station KALB “were contacted by several residents who were concerned about the signs and that they might have been terror messages written in Arabic,” KALB reported Friday.

The “mysterious” sign actually says “Welcome Home, Yamit,” in a boxy Hebrew scrawl, likely by a non-native Israeli or child.

“The sheriff’s office says not to worry, they are actually ‘welcome home’ signs written in Hebrew and not in anyway affiliated with ISIS,” KALB reported.

The homemade sign is a far cry from the Islamic State banners, bearing the Shahada.

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