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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, May 30, 2008

Sometimes a scarf is just a scarf

I'm all for resisting the Islamification of mainstream America, but not everything can be attributed to subversive attempts to infuse Islam into our culture.....

Rachael Ray recently appeared in a Dunkin Donuts ad wearing a scarf that is causing a major firestorm. The kind of scarf is called a keffiyeh, which is traditional wear for Arab men.

Fox News' Michelle Malkin blogged, "The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant and not-so-ignorant fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons."

I'm a big fan of Michelle's but, finding radical Islamic undertones in a checkered scarf, just because Yassir Arafat wore one on his head, is a stretch. If DD was promoting a new line of Turkish coffee with baklava, then maybe. I will agree that there is a tendancy of the Left to adopt into the mainstream the peculiarities of our enemies as a perverse gesture of cultural submission in the hopes that they will stop hating us, but I think this time, Rachael Ray's scarf was just a scarf.


Kevin said...

I wouldn't have even noticed that she was wearing a keffiyeh, nor would i have known what that was, if it wasn't for people pointing it and making controversy out of it.

ed said...

I won't deny that America-hating lefties in the media, entertainment, and in advertising particularly, like to use imagery of who ever is the most hostile to the US at the time, subliminally. I've no doubt that if we look around, we can find all types of Islamic imagery, text fonts, garb, and other cultural iconography being used by those who hate George Bush and the war, and this is their way of showing it. I just don't think this is one of those times, but I may be wrong. There might have been a conscious decision to have Rachael wear the keffiyeh-like scarf.

Kevin said...

If they were going to do something like that, I would think they would pick your stereo-typical things, like shawls and turbans. This seems almost to subliminal to actually be a subliminal message.

David said...

Besides, they have GOOD coffee!