Saturday, May 31, 2008

How to show your support for Muslim extremism?

Just wear the black-and-white scarf, and people will think that you are giving your support for the Muslim extremism.

That was what happened to Rachel Ray on the Dunkin Donuts Advertisement.

Conservative blog says black-and-white scarf is symbol of support for Muslim extremism.

Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an online advertisement featuring celebrity chef Rachael Ray after criticism from conservative U.S. bloggers over her choice of scarf.

Ray, while promoting an iced coffee, was wearing a black-and-white scarf, similar to the kaffiyeh, a scarf commonly worn in the Middle East.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez once donned a kaffiyeh in a gesture of solidarity with Palestinians.

Critics, including conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, argued that Ray should not be wearing such a scarf because, they said, it has come to symbolize Muslim extremism and terrorism.

The kaffiyeh "has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad," Malkin said in her blog last week.

"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."

In the spot, Ray wears the fringed scarf loosely around her neck, while holding an iced coffee and standing in front of trees with pink blossoms.

Read the full story here: Rachael Ray ad pulled after complaints over her scarf

I think this is silly and ridiculous...absolutely ridiculous, since when a scarf become the symbol of support Muslim extremism?

Scarf is just a scarf. Yes it's true that the scarf commonly worn in Middle East but that doesn't mean that whoever worn that scarf are supporting the Muslim extremism.

Scarf is just a scarf, that scarf is just one of an attire for Muslim people.

Maybe Americans would be disagree, since they have history of one and that was their biggest nightmare, well it was the world nightmare too and we all hope that thing would not happen again in the future and in anywhere on this planet.

I just hope that they can see things from different perspective.

6 comments:

Rob Baiton said...

Political correctness gone wild.

It is not the scarf that makes the terrorist but the person.

I guess this is just another "fashion crime" that people will have to be careful not to make.

Unless of course you really do want to show solidarity with the Palestinians!

GJ said...

Should have been "pulled" for fashion terror reasons!!! Not as stated as some sort of political correctness thing. You seem busy still, not so many posts.

jaka said...

We should arrange a meeting involving Michelle Malkin and our beloved Habib as soon as possible in Comedy Cafe!!

colson said...

Conservatives who replaced their braincells by prejudices, become a little funny in their heads. Jaka is right: these kind of people are fit for satire.

(But, on the other hand let's admit: a black scarf usually isn't very sexy, is it?)

Marc Neilson said...

Yes I must admit, this scarf is really not flattering to anybody whether it be Arafat or this Dunkin Donuts model. And yes, it's silly that people saw it as a sign of terrorism so don't worry, as an American, I only see it as tacky.

Across the World said...

padahal ya ky, si keffiyeh itu jadi trend awalnya tuh untuk nunjukin kalo elo peduli sama kedamaian di irak. bukannya mendukung Muslim. Nah itu yang protes nggak trendy tuuuh...