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Another Example of Middle-East Ignorance

Dunkin’ Donuts removes ‘ter­ror scarf’ ad – The US chain Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an advert fol­low­ing com­plaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered sym­bol­ic sup­port for Islam­ic extrem­ism.

She was wear­ing a black-and-white checked scarf around her neck that resembled a tra­di­tion­al Arab kef­fi­yeh.

This fash­ion choice incensed at least one prom­in­ent con­ser­vat­ive blog­ger, who said it evoked extrem­ist videos.

The blog­ger called the gar­ment “a reg­u­lar adorn­ment of Muslim ter­ror­ists appear­ing in behead­ing and host­age-tak­ing videos”.

People really do need to get more edu­cated on these issues. Do the major­ity of people not real­ise that there is a dif­fer­ence between Arabs and Muslims – let alone Muslims and extrem­ists?

As a white middle class­er who has recently decided to learn Arab­ic, I get a lot of odd, angry stares when I (attempt to) talk to the loc­al Arab immig­rants. How­ever, I just ignore these ignor­ant people… just like Dunkin’ Donuts should have.

Edit: Here is the blog post from said “prom­in­ent con­ser­vat­ive blog­ger”. Watch out, it’s scary over there!