Allyson Rowen Taylor explains how she talked Urban Outfitters out of carrying keffiyehs
While keffiyehs are a staple of Arab wardrobes, the trendy retailer was selling them explicitly for their symbolic significance, as emblems of peace. But this piece of checkered cloth tells a different story. They were”adopted by many of the Palestinians who supported Grand Mufti Amin al-Husayni during the Great Uprising,” according to the Wikipedia entry on keffiyehs. Al-Husayni was one of Hitler’s most important supporters in the Arab world. “Another Palestinian figure associated with the keffiyeh is Leila Khaled, a female member of the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,” and she was involved in “the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 and the Dawson’s Field hijackings.” And so on.
I’ll be in NYC next Saturday and hope to get together with Allyson.
MLK Jr’s Niece Seeks Justice For the Unborn
Mark Steyn: Old U.S.S.R. made Old Europe look new
The civilized world faces profound challenges that threaten the global order. But most advanced democracies now run two-party systems in which both parties sell themselves to the electorate on the basis of unaffordable entitlements whose costs can be kicked down the road, even though the road is a short cul-de-sac and the kicked cans are already piled sky-high. That’s the real energy crisis.
Guess Who Made the Front Page of the Iran Daily Today?
What You See (in the Media) is Not What You Get (in the Libby Trial)
In the culture of pornography:
The Black Hole of Sundance
The official promotional copy of the Sundance festival lauds the film’s cleverness and “visual poetry” of male “alienation.”
Male alienation? And there’s more:
Then there’s that other sick Sundance sensation making headlines. Twelve-year-old Dakota Fanning, the star of “Charlotte’s Web” and other family films, like “The Cat in the Hat,” is starring in a five-minute rape scene in a film titled “Hounddog.”
Where are the child advocates? Where’s Hillary? Aren’t they outraged by this?
A little snow this morning,