US retail chain Walmart has apologised after baking a cake containing the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
A spokesman for the company told Al Jazeera that it was sorry for the error, which occurred after staff at a local store failed to recognise the image.
“Our talented bakery associates take pride in what they create for our customers…this cake should not have been made and we apologise for the mistake,” the spokesman said.
“It’s unfortunate that one customer sought to take advantage of an associate who did not know the flag or its meaning.”
The cake was ordered by customer Chuck Netzhammer after his request for a Confederate flag cake was rejected by a local store in Slidell, in the state of Louisiana.
In a video posted on YouTube that has picked up more than 450,000 views, Netzhammer is seen railing against the store for failing to honour his original order, and asking whether the company supports the armed group.
“That’s an ISIL battle flag cake, which anybody can go and buy at Walmart, but you can’t buy like a confederate flag toy, like a Dukes of Hazzard car,” Netzhammer said, with his camera trained on the cake.
Wal-Mart had the tumerity to claim that their cake order- taker didn’t recognize the ISS flag.
This after a year or more of mass beheadings, crucifixions, rapings and enslavings of women and defenestrations of gays.
And in nearly every one of those scenes, this flag.
No wonder we are going to lose to Islam.
Well, he did get that special low Wal-Mart price for it, however.
@Nanny G: They just hadn’t been indoctrinated to believe ISIS was evil yet. Some don’t know what evil is and only believe it is what they are told it is. Evil has to be popular to be opposed.
Thus, an historic battle flag, which has flown for decades, never killing anyone, suddenly becomes the most evil symbol imaginable. Big Brother says it is so.