ISIS name impacts business

ISIS Business (KSL Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KSL) – Apparently, it’s not easy to go by the name ISIS these days.

Headlines involving terrorists have led to unintended consequences for businesses and others in Utah and across the country.

Perhaps none have felt the sting more than Isis Books & Gifts in Englewood, Colorado, which has been vandalized a handful of times over the past year.

Co-owner Jeff Harrison suspects confusion over the store’s name is contributing. It looks like the acronym for the Islamic State terrorists.

“This latest one, we feel like was probably related to the fact the Paris bombing happened on Friday and we came in on Saturday morning and found our sign smashed up,” Harrison said.

Turns out, the confusion is fairly common. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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