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Last week, the US chain Dunkin' Donuts pulled an advert following complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism, as it resembled a kaffiyeh. More infor here: muslimmatters.org/2008/05/31/rachael-ray-30-minute-meals-...

Although this item of clothing is Arab in origin, it is worn by people from all walks of life, including several American models and celebrities, most of whom have no affiliation with, or sympathy for, terrorists of any kind.

Responses to this incident have been largely negative, with many consumers going so far as to even consider boycotting the popular food chain. However, a more positive approach to combating the false stereotype propagated by the blogger, Michelle Malkin, is the launch of International "Wear Your Kaffiyeh with Pride" Day, where participants are asked to wear a kaffiyeh on Friday 6th June 2008.

This peaceful form of visual protest aims to remind the World that this cultural icon - much like hats, coats, gloves and shoes - is simply a popular clothing accessory that should not be discriminated against, solely on the basis that it is included in the wardrobes of a particular brand of criminal.

I invite you to take part in the event, and post your photos and videos from the day in this group. Invite everyone to join in: Arab, and non-Arab. The more the merrier! A variety of participants will serve to highlight that the kaffiyeh is simply a piece of cloth, and not a symbol of murder and oppression, God forbid.

Heck, I'm not Arab... and I live in the UK... and I don't even own a kaffiyeh... but I'm gonna wear one on June 6th, God-willing. :)

Facebook event page:
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=20090243695

Blog page:
imuslim.tv/2008/06/01/wear-your-kaffiyeh-with-pride-day/

*Please make sure that the images are suitable for family viewing, and that you post your own material.*

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