Frittering Away Our Freedoms: Dunkin’ Donut Caves to Conservative Pressure and Withdrawals Rachael Ray Ad

Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled an ad featuring Rachael Ray after Fox commentator Michelle Malkin objected that a scarf that she was wearing resembled a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men. It appears that even clothing resembling Arab clothing is viewed as an outrageous play for terrorists seeking donuts with their coffee. With the withdrawal of the ad, it is hoped that Homeland Security will lower the risk level to taupe. The company insists that no insult was intended and insists that its stores are safe for customers to come and enjoy “old-fashion donuts” and that bastion of American strength, the Apple Fritter.

The pitch for terrorist occurred in an ad where the Food Network host wears a silk scarf with a black-and-white paisley design.


Malkin quickly saw the coded message to Al Qaeda dunkers:
“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.” (I could not agree more; I personally find the use of checkered flags at Nascar races to be a bit too close for comfort).

There remains a question as to the future of the Dunkin’ Donut new line of Allahu AkBars — a chocolate bar with almond and crunchy center. Frankly, I am surprised that, after World War II, the company got away with Bavarian Kreme Donuts — open pandering to Arian eaters. (I will not even mention the French Crullers). The company already markets “jelly sticks” and “powdered sticks,” which is well-known favorites of the dunk-run-and-bomb crowd.

What is clear is that the Food Network will not be allowing Ray to prepare any filafels any time soon and Dunkin’ Donuts plans to dress her as a member of the Yearning for Zion Ranch (YZR) for future commercials.

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For Malkin’s campaign against yeast-based terrorism, click here.

36 thoughts on “Frittering Away Our Freedoms: Dunkin’ Donut Caves to Conservative Pressure and Withdrawals Rachael Ray Ad

  1. JR,
    Let me see if I have this right….if you are for peace you are a communist? I will have to edit the Gandhi Wikipedia site to make sure everyone knows he was a Communist. And of course, Martin Luther King’s site needs to be updated to show that he was a Communist. I imagine that facts and reality are troublesome for Republicants.

  2. The F.B.I. knew MLK was a communist. JR and whooliebacon were correct to point out the many signs of the evil that walks amongst us. I am still crying after learning from JT that Nascar has been infiltrated as well.

  3. Add me to the list of people who think the DD situation was engineered, although perhaps not consciously.

    Malkin only has the power people give to her. If she calls for a boycott and everyone laughs, she’s defanged and history. It’s in her interest to periodically create a crisis, but only ones where nobody can create a meaningful opposition that would shred her case. Ideally something where the ‘bad guys’ will capitulate quickly and she can be carried around the field on the shoulders of her oh-so-macho supporters.

    Hence nonsense like this. It got her name out, she “demonstrated” the ability to “force” corporations to accede to her demands, etc. It showed her supporters as “more powerful than big business” (no pun intended) and her opposition as “powerless”. Which is true, to the extent that we’re so busy laughing at the claim to take it seriously, but that was never her objective.

    She might not even be aware that she’s doing this, but anyone who’s dealt with certain types of drama queens will recognize it immediately.

  4. This one tears it for the beautiful and crazy Michelle Malkin. She’s no dummy, but apparently really is nuts, and now has not a shred of credibility left. Put her in the rubber room with Coulter. Typical xenophobia from a disturbed and paranoid woman with a forum, whose biggest claim to fame is authorship of “In Defense of Internment”, an apologia for America concentration camps, a zealot who also argued on Hardball in 2004 that John Kerry shot himself in the foot to get a purple heart and a ticket stateside. What a sad and hateful human being.

  5. Knowledge is power, ignorance is crime …
    It is just sad to see ignorants like Michelle Malkin and yourself making up these stories just to make a minority group happy with you, I call that a** kissing.
    The head scarf you are talking about was always worn by people in hot areas in the middle east, it is also worn during the cold winter to keep warm.
    My grandfather used to wear it and he was a priest, he wore it before the creation of israel. I wear it and I am not even a Muslim. True some Palestinians wear it in while protesting, but you fail to know that millions of people wear it and they are not associated to your war stories or whatever you are trying to say. You guys are true ingnorants and I am sure that the reason Dunkin donuts pulled the ad is that they have many stores on the east cost, they do not want to loose any jewish customers.

  6. The only thing missing from this debate is a violin solo performed by Emperor Nero.

    Imagine, that while our American military, facing every imaginable deadly danger, ostensibly, to bring freedom to the Middle East … celebrated public figures in the United States are launching National campaigns about scarves in order to bolster inconceivable paranoia and replace our own freedom with mass paranoia and a National campaign to promote hatred.

    While our Constitution is being shredded, concept by concept, the invisible hand of the market is being summoned, to not only pick our pockets – but to pick our wardrobe as well.

    Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin, desperately seeking National public attention was handed two news cycles in which to market her brand of fear mongering while she waves a tattered American Flag to the sound of a pathetic violin solo, not one week after the Nation played taps to honor its war dead. Deceased veterans that lost their lives representing a Nation, that gives the opportunity for Malkin to express her freedom of expression – even when her message is offensive.

  7. Here’s a blast from the past: does anyone remember when Amanda Bynes had one of her movie posters edited because she was flashing a peace sign?

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,440739,00.html

    Gang youth!

    (rafflaw – how was that snark not immediately recognized?!! Actually, if you want to see that rant about the “Broken Cross” in its original form, read Stephen King’s “Hearts in Atlantis,” which has a classic scene about the ‘origins’ of the peace sign)

  8. I so agree. This is insane and I’m switching to Starbucks in protest at this caving in before some befuddled right-wingers. But a link to the DD coffee company would be good in this article, I tried their corporate HQ and got nowhere.

  9. […] Jonathan Turley pretty much sums up how I feel: It is a sad commentary on our contemporary politics that an Arab-American cannot simply win such a pageant without unleashing such a torrent of hateful conspiracy theories. I do not even like such pageants but it is astonishing how little it takes to vent such anger and prejudice. Of course, even a scarf on a donut commercial in enough to trigger a national boycott today, here. […]

  10. […] Jonathan Turley: It is a sad commentary on our contemporary politics that an Arab-American cannot simply win such a pageant without unleashing such a torrent of hateful conspiracy theories. I do not even like such pageants but it is astonishing how little it takes to vent such anger and prejudice. Of course, even a scarf on a donut commercial in enough to trigger a national boycott today, here. […]

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  12. “Dunkin’ Donut Caves to Conservative Pressure and Withdrawals Rachael Ray Ad” — You meant to use the verb: “… WITHDRAWS Rachael Ray Ad”

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