Greta Van Sustern asks Julia Allison over at Star Magazine (!) about the Islamic symbolism of Rachael Ray wearing a keffiyeh in a Dunkin Donuts advertisement (reported here first on May 18th). Clearly leading terror experts and the finest minds on Islamic jihad can be found at Star magazine. I guess Steve Emerson was unavailable.
Weighing in with careful consideration, Allison declares, "it's a scarf for Christ's sake!" So informed..... doesn't she mean Allah's sake? Allison further exposes her ignorance, exclaiming - its political correctness gone wild. The fact is wearing the keffiyeh is political correctness gone wild. Moral inversion, the inability to distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil is the sickness in our society.
The swastika had been around long before the Nazis - archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period. Would Americans have worn a Nazi armband during World War II (or even now)?
Speaking of conservative bloggers, Greta bellows this priceless addition, "these people have too much time on their hands". I wish, Greta. I don't have time to hit the ladies room.
Bottom line, just because you don't recognize the uniform does not mean it is not a uniform. The keffiyeh was the signature of Yaser Arafatbastard and is the signature of Hamas and Hezbollah and the homicide bomber. Pretending it's just a scarf is like pretending the klan white robe is a toga. Symbols mean something. Attempting to mainstream it, in effect softening its barbaric message, is an affront to every victim of Islamic jihad and the war we are engaged it. We are fighting for our way of life and our very lives, we should not be wearing the icon of the enemy. Dunkin Donuts was right. It does not belong in an advertisement.
There is a quiet jihad as powerful and as effective as violent jihad (if not more so) being waged on our culture, our economy, our schools, our freedoms.
Greta. Shame on you for such shallow reportage. Stick to missing blond girls.
Nicholas Berg (moments before his beheading)
Hamas leader Khalad Maashal
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah (Hezb'Allah)
mujahideen screen shot (off video)
UPDATE: Yidwithlid is lovin it: Atlas Shrugs Took on Dunkin Donuts and WON. BTW, I love Dunkin Donuts.
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UPDATE: Nidra Poller weighs in:
"I took another look at the Rachael Ray Dunkin' Donuts ad: if it isn't a keffieh it is worn as if it were a keffieh. If it isn"t a keffieh, how in the world could she justify wearing a rag like that? It is totally incongruous. No one ever ever ever wears an item like that for an ad, a TV show or any other public appearance . It's all stringy and downright ugly.
Wearing a scarf like that is akin to the graphics of the al Dura scene: no news report is ever filmed that way, framed that way. The al Dura image was filmed as a poster, used as a poster.
This scarf is unlike any scarf worn by any woman wanting to look good to promote a product. If it isn't a keffieh it is made to look like one. It's either a frank handshake or a wink of complicity. The scarf detracts from the advertised product, messes with the lady's outfit, sticks out like a sore thumb.
I should know. I live in France. We are famous for knowing how to wear scarves. And you can't take two steps in Paris these days without seeing an idiot with a keffieh wrapped around his or her neck.
The joke is, the jihadis they are honoring have an eye on those silly necks! The cutrate jihad fans claim to think the scarf means peace. Are you kidding? Have they spent the last 10 years in some back to nature colony with no TV, newspapers, or internet? Of course they know what it stands for...half way. They think it stands for destroy Israel, and maybe the Jews too and, stretch it a bit, get Bush/Cheney and anyone who agre>es with them.
No, you idiots, it means CUT ON THE DOTTED LINE."
UPDATE: Pamela provided these gems. Brutal murderer Che wearing (pretty pro-jihad these days too):
And Razor Sharp Claws agrees: And the swastika was just a swastika!
UPDATE 1:39pm: Joe over at Neocon express says you gotta know the history: The kaffiyah - Not Just a Scarf
To understand the Dunkin-Donut-Racheal Ray-Kaffiah controversy one must have a minimal understanding of the history, otherwise, the entire matter can easily be portrayed as "it's just a scarf," as many on the left have been doing...knowing full well that most American have no clue what the fuss is all about. Political advantage is always on the side of those who appeal to ignorance, so to counter that let's do a tiny history lesson: (the rest here)
UPDATE: ANOTHER HOLLYWEIRD USEFUL IDIOTS: DENSE WENTZ
This tool chooses to advertise that he is a moron. Fine. That is his prerogative. Using the icon for Islamic jihad in an advertisement is a whole other matter.
I don't suspect wearing the keffiyeh will hurt this maroon's career as he doesn't have one - apart from celebrity sister's inseminater.