Police called to Swedish castle after terrorism reports, only to find beard aficionados
In bizarre news, police were called to a remote castle in Sweden after reports of a group of
bearded men in dark clothes raising a black flag, in which a passerby thought they were the terrorist group, Isis.
However, to the officers' confusion, the men were not members of Isis, but a group of beard lovers. The Swedish chapter of the "Bearded Villains" got together last Saturday for a photo shoot at the Braehus castle's ruins, posing with the group's official black-and-white flag.
The Bearded Villains, founded in 2014 in the U.S., is a "brotherhood of elite bearded men from all over the world."
The group told The Independent that the whole ordeal was surreal, and said it is "strange how people are so fast to react."
While the beard aficionados obviously have no relation to the terrorist group, a member did admit that their flag "has some similarities to the Isis flag, but said it nonetheless felt strange that their besuited group could be confused with terrorists."
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