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.