Rachael Ray Involved in Keffiyeh Controversy

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The following is a true story, not some Saturday Night Live skit drawn up to mock extreme conservatives:

Rachael Ray may be a sell out, but at least she isn't a fear-mongering nut job such as Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin.

Chef at the White House

Due to pressure from Malkin - who makes Karl Rove seem like a benevolent liberal - Dunkin Donuts has canceled an ad in which the domestic diva wears a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men.

What, you didn't know that a keffiyeh was a symbol for terrorism? As Malkin succinctly puts it, you must be a clueless moron.

"The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad," Malkin wrote in her syndicated column. "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."

Note to Malkin: these types of scarves are available at Target. Get over yourself.

Not wanting to drum up controversy, Dunkin Donuts has pulled the ad, which featured the photo above. Its response to Malkin?

"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."

Readers, if you care about the state of this nation, you'll send in your thoughts to Michelle Malkin and let her know America, similarly, has no use for her.

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Arafat was a collaborator and a totally unsuitable leader for the Palestinians, and was imposed on them by Israel. Meanwhile, Israel had murdered many 1000s of better people, including some who were completely peaceful. Just as al-Husseini was imposed on them (came 5th in the election for Mufti of Jerusalem). Same with Abbas - Israel forced him on the Palestinians in 2004 in exchange for the "RoadMap" promise to freeze settlements. That worked well, eh? Any worthwhile Palestinian leader has to live in a hole, otherwise Israel would kill or kidnap him.

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Had she worn a Yamaka do you think that bitch would have complained !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RADICAL MUSLIMS NEED TO KNOW THAT THE WEST HAS A LONG TRADITION OF BLASPHEMY. AO: I HOPE ALLAH TAKES A BIG BITE OUT OF YOUR TUSH AND SWALLOWS IT GOOD. GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT? WHY DON'T YOU RADICALS BOMB THIS SITE WITH DUMB QUOTES FROM MOHAMMED THE PEDOPHILE? HERE''S A DEPICTION OF ALLAH WITH WORDS OF NONWISDOM BELOW FOR YOU. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? HI, DUDES, I'M ALLAH, YO! I'D LIKE TO BITE YOUR TUSH! ^^
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There is nothing wrong with the ad. Rachael ray is got to be the best dressed women on television. That picture of her means nothing to me. Nothing!

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Dunkin Donuts suck anyhow. I thought they all closed down. And who cares what she wore, at least she wore clothes. They should have given the gig to Britney, then we wouldn't have to worry about her wearing "offensive" clothing. Or all you fools crying and bitching about how the symbolizm related to the scarf offended the liberals and terrorists. WHO CARES!

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Seems to me that Dunkin' Donuts is to blame here. Don't blame the spineless behavior of the execs at DD because Michelle Malkin has an opinion; whether you agree with her or not.

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Why shouldn't people be upset by the support for terrorism? If left-wing nut jobs are trying to deny symbolism in items that have clearly gained symbolic status for violent terrorism, they are being deliberately obtuse or truly are naive. Not all liberals support terrorism, though it's getting harder and harder to distinguish between liberals and terrorists. Stop supporting murderers. This is as much a fashion statement as wearing a swatstika.

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No one still understands the symbolizm related to the scarf. Dr. Ghada Karmi an established novelist and palestinian activist sometimes wears the scarf. It is a tribute to the extermination of palestine while the world looks on ineffectually as told by Dr. Karmi. People need to seriously read up on Palestinian occupation before making assumptions and presumming that it is solely about terrorism. Yes Yasser Arafat was considered a terrorist as I am partially Lebanese I remember vividally the Palestinian invasion of Lebanon but he was also trying to establish a Palestinian State which will obviously never happen thanks to the worlds ignorance and lack of comprehension towards the middle east in general. READ UP PEOPLE!

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If I wear COMMIE CHIC (hammer & sickle earring, Lenin t-shirt), that's cool. If I unintentionally wear a design even remotely similar to a swastika or the Confederate battle flag, I'm insensitive and disrespectful, or perhaps even engaging in hate speech. Malkin is only doing what the Left has been doing for decades, and what McCarthyites did before the Left: political correctness run amok. Since commie chic continues to be allowed by cultural norms, Malkin's ridiculousness has a long way to go to resist Leftist cultural hegemony.

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How long have these scarves been around? I think a little bit longer than this terrorism ordeal from 9-11... learn when to keep your mouth shut.

Rachael Ray Biography

Rachael Ray, FHM Rachael Ray, Dunkin Donuts pitch-woman and one-time respected chef. Yes, the cooking icon spells her first name like that. We used to... More »
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