ISIS-branded Merchandise Still Available Online
Despite the efforts of Facebook, Amazon and other Internet giants, ISIS-branded merchandise keeps popping up for sale online. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported that ISIS T-shirts, baseball caps, flags and other items were still available on Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and eBay as recently as September 17, just three months after a number of online vendors were shut down.
At least one of the sellers, Indonesia-based Zirah Moslem, already had its website and Facebook page shut down in June, only to resurface on Twitter. Other sellers turned to Amazon, which had not previously hosted ISIS merchandise. And Facebook, which had blocked several seller pages, saw several more-including one run by a French national-emerge in their place.
While many of the items and sellers have since been removed, MEMRI posted screenshots of hoodies, caps and baby onesies, among other ISIS-branded merchandise. Several items, like this Shahada flag bearing the silhouette of an AK-47, remain on Amazon, though they are listed as "currently unavailable."