The Kaffiyeh Controversy
Would you believe I’m still getting hate mail from leftists and Rachael Ray fans over this post?
As usual, the “progressives” refuse to see anything wrong with the mainstreaming of the kaffiyeh, and deliberately misconstrue the criticisms in outlandish ways—for example, claiming that I said Dunkin’ Donuts and Rachael Ray have “terrorist ties” (I didn’t) or that I said “all Palestinians are terrorists” (I didn’t).
We’ve covered many previous examples of the promotion of the kaffiyeh by celebrities and designers and large clothing chains, and even the New York Times has noted it. Hard left anti-war and pro-Palestinian groups openly proclaim that wearing the kaffiyeh is showing solidarity with Palestinian “resistance.” But none of these facts matter to the see-no-evil monkeys, of course.
Michelle Malkin’s syndicated column today is about this issue, and she has even more examples of the mainstreaming of this well-known symbol of Palestinian terrorism: The keffiyeh kerfuffle.
The Kaffiyeh: More Than Just a Scarf