Anti-ISIS Halloween decorations on N.J. house rile some neighbors

Anti-ISIS Halloween decorations on N.J. house rile some neighbors

Some homeowners on Cleary Avenue are finding their neighbor’s Halloween display more garish than ghostly.

The decorations include a mannequin dressed as a tortured captive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a hanged mannequin dressed as a murdered soldier and a machete-wielding mannequin wearing a mask of President Barack Obama.

The homeowner who erected the display told NJ Advance Media he didn’t believe his decorations were anti-American and that his critics were trying “to stifle his freedom of speech.”

“We in this house do not like ISIS,” said the homeowner, who asked that he only be identified as Matt. “What greater scary man is there than the real threat among us?”

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