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May 28, 2008

It's a scarf

As pointed out by Brian Arner and Joe Powell, here is something stupid:

Dunkin Donuts has pulled a commercial featuring pitchwoman Rachael Ray wearing a scarf because Michelle Malkin and other conservative observers thought the scarf looked too much like a keffiyeh, what Malkin describes as "the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."

If you think that's bad, try this:

It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists.

That's Michelle Malkin, reacting to the chain's decision to pull the ad.

As an American who is opposed to terrorism in the name of Islam (or any other religion; or really, terrorism for any reason), I am highly offended by Malkin's response. Dunkin Donuts' decision did not show sensitivity to anyone; it showed weakness in the face of empty, senseless, jingoistic bluster. (Note: I do realize that leaving the ad could have hurt the bottom line, and so DD might have done what it had to do; then again, they could have tried a little creativity, and let their customers decide.)

They pulled the ad. Because someone thought that a scarf that Rachael Ray was wearing, in a dadgum Dunkin Donuts ad, looked like Arafat's headgear. Thank goodness we have people policing this stuff to keep us safe. I'd have never noticed.

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There are no words | By joe lance | 06:13 PM

Comments

By Michelle Malkin's scarf standards, my fiance may have some terrorist inclinations as well. I may have to tell Big Brother about Kremlin's thought-crime.

Posted by: davidm. at May 29, 2008 12:01 PM

I learned on NPR this morning that the U.S. Army has been issuing keffiyas to some of our soldiers in Iraq. Apparently they're quite useful during a sand storm.

Posted by: Mark at May 30, 2008 10:43 PM

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