Paranoid internet thugs intimidate Dunkin Donuts
This is absolutely insane.
Dunkin Donuts has pulled an advertisement featuring Rachel Ray after Michelle Malkin and friends accused her of promoting terrorism (possibly inadvertently) by wearing a scarf with the faintest resemblance to the traditional Arabic head-dress, the Kaffiyeh .
Malkin even has the chuptza to plead "poor misunderstood me " because of the anger that this is causing. But those of us familiar with her work know that she's just happy to make a ruckus and demonstrate the size of the paranoid mob that she leads.
I'm disappointed that DD would cave in when faced with such petty charges. This is bothersome for two reasons:
- Malkin has established herself as the fashion police, dictating what patterns we can wear on our clothing.
- The fashion police have banned a particular pattern that is reprsentative of a broad and ancient tradition, just because some people within that tradition are our enemies.
For extra credit, Malkin implies that Dean has exhibited Palestinian terrorist sympathies because he has worn a cloth with a similar pattern.
She fails to mention that he is wearing it in the style of a Tallit -- a Jewish prayer shawl. The "Tallit" explanation makes a lot of sense when we consider that Dean's wife and children are Jewish, and he is well versed in Jewish traditions .