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By: Diana moor

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 05:29:31 +0000

I have traveled to middele east, and see the coffeah,its just a scraf, come on people its just a traditonal thing that people wear it there,dont be silly that much, and the pepole that i have met there are verey kind, may be better than us, we cant judge on the whole arab or muslim or what ever becouse of a few terrorest, what we are doing now about this scarf, will creat the terror, becouse when the Arab see that we fight every thing related to them even if it was the scarf, that will make them hate us, we should be more mature, and thanks

By: Zen of Writing

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:17:53 +0000

You'd think that the people who would suspect terrorist sympathies probably haven't even *seen* a keffiyeh, so the whole thing should have been a non-issue.

By: Mike Crichton

Sat, 31 May 2008 02:36:10 +0000

Behold, a picture of one of McCain's spawn wearing what appears to be an actual shemagh, and not just a scarf that vaguely resembles one if you squint hard and are an idiot: I assume Malkin will demand that he disown his daughter immediately. Sigh. At one point, I actually owned an authentic Jihadi Keffiyeh, taken from an honest-to-"Bob" insurgent's arms cache. Yes, technically it was a violation of the "No trophies" policy for me to swipe it, but c'mon, we were gonna blow up everything in the cache anyway, which no-one would admit to owning, so what was the harm? Alas, while I was laundering my ill-gotten head gear someone stole it from the washing machine. Bastards. Must have been one of the Zoomies on the FOB, I'd prefer to believe that my fellow grunts wouldn't have been so crass. :-P

By: Muneraven

Fri, 30 May 2008 23:54:44 +0000

You know, I've heard that American and British soldiers regularly where those kiffiyeh scarves. They are practical attire for the conditions where sand often gets blown in your face. Also they look cool. This is just one of those weeks when a variety of people are spouting off about nutty stuff and the news pundits are flogging it for all they are worth. Not only does a weird blogger say certain fashion accessory make you a terrorist sympathizer, but Sharon Stone says the Chinese deserved that earthquake and many political talking heads seem to think Obama should be held accountable for what some Catholic priest said at his church (Obama wasn't even there). This crap is news? No wonder I hardly turn on the TV anymore.

By: Hilary

Fri, 30 May 2008 20:37:38 +0000

Upon reflection it is a viral marketing campaign, consider. 1. Nobody in their right mind will really consider it a keffiyah, unless someone points it out, and the defense is it a paisley scarf. 2. Nobody in their right mind think Duncan Donuts or Rachel Ray supports terrorism. 3. A quick apology, retraction of the ad and the finger pointed at a wardrobe assistant, “hey we all make mistakes but we fixed it”. 4. In a column today about the affair (NYT) indicated that companies who make these “innocent errors” are not punished by the public for their “mistake”. This is not a moon and stars logo that the wing nuts can freak out about it is an insensitive wardrobe oversight. 5. Malkin is a hard righty and the Carlyle Group (owns DD) is a Bush involved entity, it certainly passes the old boy test. I think some marketing wizzo, managed to get a favor called in on Malkin and created a highly effective viral campaign. The effect of which exceeded the reach and cost of the original ad by an order of magnitude (I think it exceeded their expectations as well). In a day an ages where models are paid to solicit brand drinks in trendy night clubs or wear and use certain gimzmos in prominent places, is this over the top? I think not. Malkin shoots her mouth off about all sorts of off the wall stuff. If it fizzled so what if it took off, and it did, how many millions was this worth? Everyone now knows DD makes sweet coffee drinks, has no bad feeling about DD, feels sorry for Rachel Ray and has had a good time lightly debating the subject. Liberals get a solid “those dumb neocon talking heads” moment (as do any rational conservatives) those on the right with a more vivid bent feel good that one of their culture warriors got a corporation back in line. Everyone wins except Starbucks. Someone’s going to get a Viral Addy for this, great job whoever you are.

By: Todd Stull

Fri, 30 May 2008 17:37:57 +0000

I'd comment on Michelle Malkin's blog, but I suspect she would just edit my comments when I call her ignorant and reactionary.

By: Leigh Anna

Fri, 30 May 2008 16:45:11 +0000

This reminds me of all the back and forth about Obama's Arab connections and if he is or ever was or even thought about being a Muslim. In all the defense saying that he isn't, no one thinks to say, "So what?" So what if it were a keffiyah? A lot of Americans would get to show how ignorant they are of the Arab world. Maybe we should learn a bit more about that world and its culture beyond how many gallons of oil are under Middle East sands. Michelle Malkin owes the Arab population a huge apology.

By: rick#51

Fri, 30 May 2008 16:27:10 +0000

Greg # 56, Ok... all valid points and I concur that it was an over reaction. Thanks for how you pointed that out. Rick

By: WizarDru

Fri, 30 May 2008 14:19:14 +0000

"But Ray didn’t wear one in the middle east, and context matters." Even if we were to assume that she was wearing a keffiyah, that doesn't change much. You're right, context matters. And the context here is of a woman wearing one in a commercial to sell coffee and breakfast foods in North America TO North Americans, wearing one in a fashion that isn't even similar to how that particular faction wears it. But the fact is that it's NOT a keffiyah, it's a scarf that vaguely looks like one. (A Paisley scarf, for that matter. Not Arafat's trademark 'spider-web' pattern nor the PLO's red, black and white.) Which is not hard, since a keffiyah IS a scarf. One worn all over the middle-east and by Palestinians of all political stripe...because it's a useful piece of clothing. If you want to see one, go watch the Transformers movie...some of soldiers sport them, particularly the design favored by the SAS. But somehow that REAL use of one gets ignored in favor of a perceived use of one in the Ray ad. WEIRD.

By: dogreed

Fri, 30 May 2008 06:33:02 +0000

Forgive me if this point has been made (who has time to read?) but if we are to ID terrorists by what they wear shouldn't we be checking for underpants? I mean, don't terrorists generally wear them? Michelle may let the breezes in, but your average suicide bomber wouldn't be caught dead without clean BVDs. (Consider those virgins...) What would his mom think?