Friday, May 30, 2008
Really America? The above image makes you think of a terrorist because of a scarf? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my entire life. According to right wing blogger Michelle Malkin, "(the scarf) 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.” She later goes on in her post to describe the kaffiyeh as "distinctive hate couture." What the kaffiyeh is a traditional headdress of Arab men made of square cloth. That's it and nothing else. To say one piece of clothing from the Muslim culture automatically means terrorism is to boil that culture down to nothing but violence, which it obviously is not. The sad part is the majority of Americans will think like Ms. Malkin and let fear force them into disrespecting a respectful region and religion where the majority are just like us.