Is Rachel Ray a terrorist?

TV personality Rachel Ray is in hot water with conservative Americans after wearing a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh.

04 Jul 2008

Dunkin' Donuts pulled the ads featuring a TV culinary maven, Rachael Ray, because she is wearing a traditional Muslim scarf, keffiyeh.

Dunkin' Donuts received complaints that a fringed black-and-white scarf that Ray wore in the ad "offers symbolic support for Muslim extremism and terrorism."

One of the biggest critics of the ad was the ultra-conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, who suggested there should be a Dunkin' Donuts boycott.

In her column, Malkin speaks out against the symbolism of the keffiyeh, and the way it was made popular out of ignorance or intentionally.

"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 wrote.

To read the column go to

See what the 'left' wing thinks of the 'controversial' ad.

What do you think – has American paranoia hit an ultimate high.

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