Interfaith Group Blasts Dunkin' on Keffiyeh

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: JTA

An interfaith group that includes rabbis blasted Dunkin' Donuts for yielding to pressure to pull an ad featuring a keffiyeh.

The online ad featured Rachael Ray, the celebrity cook, posing against a background of cherry blossoms, wearing a black and white keffiyeh scarf, and holding up iced coffee. Conservative bloggers led by Michelle Malkin complained about the ad, saying it endorsed Arab radicalism because of the keffiyeh's identification with Yasser Arafat, the former Palestinian leader.