Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is Rachel Ray a Muslim Terrorist?

Are These People Nuts!

It seems that the cute little Rachel Ray of daytime TV and the Food Channel has caused an uproar by appearing in a Dunkin' Donut commercial wearing a scarf around her neck that resembles an Arabic headscarf.

Michelle Malkin, a commentator for Fox News, apparently started the uproar when she pointed out in her syndicated column that the paisley scarf worn by Ray in the ad resembles a traditional keffiyeh headscarf . “The keffiyeh, for the clueless”, said Malkin, “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.” (link)

Following that, if that was where it started, the news spread throughout the blogesphere and apparently complaints poured into Dunkin Donut and bowing to pressure, Dunkin' Donut immediately pulled the commercial.

WHAT? This is Nuts! Remember when fanatical Asian Communist regimes considered people who wore glasses or owned western classical music to be “enemies of the people” and they were killed or sent to reeducation camps? Remember the Salem Witch trials?

We on the right mock the conformity imposed by the left and call it “political correctness.” This is worse than the political correctness of the left. If your loyalty is suspect because you wear a paisley black and white scarf we are in big trouble. What next? Do I need to hide my oriental Rugs? I think I have a copy of a book by Khalil Gibran in my house; maybe I ought to burn it. I have some ceramic tiles I brought back from a vacation to Turkey and they have Arabic calligraphy on them. Is it time to bury them in the basement? What about Turkish tobacco? What about building build in the Moorish style; are they going to be torched? These people are crazy!

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