- Most conservative pundits (and many Americans for that matter) have a child like understanding of Middle Eastern culture.
- Conservative portray themselves as being against the "victim" culture and yet still love to play the victim! Hilarious...
Dunkin Donuts has now pulled that ads and Malkin thanked them, saying, "It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists."
"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," she said.
Amahl Bishara, an anthropology lecturer at the University of Chicago who specializes in media matters relating to the Middle East, said complaints about the scarf's use in the ad demonstrate misunderstandings of Arab culture and the multiple meanings that symbols can take on depending on someone's perspective.
"I think that a right-wing blogger making an association between a kaffiyeh and terrorism is just an example of how so much of the complexity of Arab culture has been reduced to a very narrow vision of the Arab world on the part of some people in the U.S.," Bishara said in a phone interview. "Kaffiyehs are worn every day on the street by Palestinians and other people in the Middle East - by people going to work, going to school, taking care of their families, and just trying to keep warm."Well, she's a Marxist traitor professor bent on the destruction of all things wholesome and good so what does she know anyway, right?!!??
Actually the real answer behind the scarf picture was given recently by Christian Lander, writer of Stuff White People Like.
White People’s body temperatures do not operate on logical or consistent levels, and because of this white people are often forced to wear clothing combinations that might seem strange or illogical...But without a doubt, the one piece of clothing that helps to regulate white body temperature in all situations is the scarf...A thin cotton t-shirt paired with a scarf to enable maximum temperature control in bars and places with air conditioning.
Hey, that's just what Rachel Ray is wearing!