Dunkin Donuts has canceled an ad featuring Rachael Ray. Why? Because moron conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, among other right-wingers, objected to the scarf Rachael Ray was wearing in the ad, claiming it looked like a keffiyah.
So what is a keffiyah? Malkin presents a 100% unbiased explanation of the garment in her Townhall column:
The keffiyeh, for the clueless, 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.
Malkin has also posted a piece on her blog today explaining that left-wingers, oblivious to the scarfs violent symbolism have been wearing them recently.
So the entire basis for the complaint from Michelle Malkin seems to be that Rachael Ray is wearing a scarf that kind of, sort of looks like it might be, gasp…Islamic!
Really Dunkin Donuts? Really? Michelle Malkin yelps, and you immediately pull the ad? Honestly, do you really think Rachael Ray is a terrorist sympathizer? Or, I dunno, maybe, and I know this is going to sound crazy, but maybe, just maybe, SHE THOUGHT THE SCARF LOOKED NICE.
I highly doubt Rachael Ray is trying to secretly slip a pro-jihad message into her latest Dunkin Donuts ad, and anyone who thinks that might be the case is a grade-A moron.