Thursday, May 29, 2008
Some people don't know what they're talking about.
Michelle Malkin is one of them.
According to Michelle, Rachel's kaffiyeh "for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.'' And she then criticizes Rachel Ray for the offense of wearing this murderous symbol around her neck.
Of course, there might be another explanation, which is thankfully provided in the story I linked to above:
Amahl Bishara, an anthropology lecturer at the University of Chicago who specializes in media matters relating to the Middle East, said "Kaffiyehs are worn every day on the street by Palestinians and other people in the Middle East - by people going to work, going to school, taking care of their families, and just trying to keep warm."
I'll have to be careful not to wear any of my three kaffiyehs around Michelle.
I like the "for the clueless" part- cheap insults are always great ways to strengthen such well-reasoned and researched opinions.
Here's my try at a parallel article written by a similarly well-reasoned person in the Arab world:
That ad for "The Hookah Shop" should be pulled! The man in the picture is wearing pants. Pants! For the clueless, pants are a type of clothing worn by murderous Americans for years and have come to symbolize all that is wrong with infidels, but have been adopted by local Arabs due to the influence of corrupt fashion designers and Western-loving liberals after being popularized by such people as Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Unabomber.