To the average person, there’s nothing remotely disturbing about Rachel Ray’s attire in a recent ad shot for Dunkin Donuts. However, to conservative writers like Michelle Malkin, Rachel Ray is donning the scarf of an American hating jihadists.
In a recent column, Malkin writes:
The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.
For those of you who don’t know who Michelle Malkin is (lucky you), she is an Asian woman who wrote a book defending the racial profiling that produced the Japanese internment camps launched in World War II as well as championing the current profiling now targeting Arab and Muslim Americans. That being said, it’s not actually surprising that she can defend prejudice — even when she herself is a victim of it.
Still, one can’t help but ask: Don’t people like her have something better to do? Or better yet, why did Dunkin Donuts cave into the pressure of a bigot?
‘In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.’’
Instead of ignoring her and giving her some indication that she really needs to get a glazed clue, the suits instead opt to give her the idea that she was in the right. Way to go, Dunkin Donuts!
It’s refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists. Too many of them bend over backwards in the direction of anti-American political correctness….
Fashion statements may seem insignificant, but when they lead to the mainstreaming of violence — unintentionally or not — they matter. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. In post-9/11 America, vigilance must never go out of style.
If she’s so pressed about this scarf, why doesn’t she go after the other possible jihadists?
The stupidity and paranoia of some Americans knows no bounds. I imagine bananas, duck duck goose, and Plato are all next.