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Store Forced To Change Name Because of ISIS
Posted 5/14/15 , edited 5/14/15

The terrorists have won in Queens — where the owner of a salon dubbed “Isis Nails” was forced to change the name after it drew harassment from people who thought the shop was connected to the infamous Islamic State terror group.

Charlene Tse says she finally caved last week and decided to rename her business “Bess Nails and Spa” after she received relentless phone calls and visits from folks who thought her salon was a cover for waging jihad.


On numerous occasions, one guy in particular would even prank-call and ask, “Are you ISIS, can I join?” Tse said.


What if tomorrow a new group called AiYumega started beheading people in the name of something, I'd have to change my name.


I say don't give in.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/04/isis-nail-salon-changes-its-name-after-harassment/

I realize I put store in the title. It's a salon. My mistake.
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Gee that sucks.


Maybe this one goddess called Isis should be renamed, cause uh on!!!

Or how bout that Swiss-based software vendor??
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Do you want to pay 7,000 bucks to change a single sign?
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Charlene Tse says she finally caved last week and decided to rename her business “Bess Nails and Spa” after she received relentless phone calls and visits from folks who thought her salon was a cover for waging jihad.




I don't know about you but do you think “Isis Nails” is the best name for a cover? Really? I think coming up with something a little more inconspicuous might be a better idea. What do you think? LOL!!

Also it does suck that she has to change the name of her business. Well, I'm sure it will be for the better.


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Biggle wrote:


Do you want to pay 7,000 bucks to change a single sign?


Of course not. We've let the terrorists win far too long. It's time to ditch DHS, scrap the TSA, repeal the Patriot Act and reign in the NSA.

I can dream, right?
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evilotakuneko wrote:


Biggle wrote:


Do you want to pay 7,000 bucks to change a single sign?

I can dream, right?


Yes it is respectable to have dreams and goals, but not at the cost of a poor lady being threaten over something so childish her Nail Salon's name.
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what's funny about this is that the name of the organization in this show was called ISIS and they had to change it for the same reason



and now as i finish typing this i've come to realize that may have been the whole basis of your post ._.

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Jesus Christ the fucking stupidity of some people.

Who the fuck would mistake a goddamn nail salon would have connections to a fucking terrorist organization and of all things announce it to the public.
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History is made by stupid people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJsrcbVGsa4
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Meanwhile, somewhere in New York...

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Well, I think they made the right call. It's not worth them being endangered by idiots just to keep the name.
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i feel bad for the goddess.
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Same kind of thing has happened here. At K-State they had to change their student interface (ISIS) to KSIS. Sad really.
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