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The Palestine Scarf



Now I know, this is fashion and it looks good, but think about it! What are you putting on yourself, Kirsten?! And the rest of you, do you know what the scarf stands for?! If I met you on the street and saluted you with "Free Palestine!", what would you say? I'm not asking you this to defend Israel for what they do to the Palestinian population, but the Palestinians are not better than the Israels! The scarf IS politics, and you'll have to choose side before putting it on next time!

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Youthin Youthin 2 years 42 weeks
Obviously wearing the scarf means she has chosen a side...
jaymes jaymes 5 years 12 weeks
AND TO WHOMEVER WROTE THE OPENING COMMENT; the SCARF is NOT political!! Millions of people wear them...in Indonesia,Egypt,Jordan,.....USA,England,Mexico,Canada,...and if an Arab wears a Yankee baseball cap; he's pro USA or pro baseball?
jaymes jaymes 5 years 12 weeks
The patterns on these "arabic" scarves originated in Turkey during the Ottoman empire..and as trends go..they found themselves in the middle east..Just like all fashion trends..they travel....The website who titled them "Palestinian Scarves" are basically wrong...this is just to stir up some controversy. These scarves can be in any color, no ethnic group has a monopoly on it: re: black & white is for Palestine.. And to the Idiot Arab-phobes ...Stop being RACIST. END the Apartheid of the Palestinians, they're people, Muslim and Christian. END the Zionist State of israel.
ladykaz ladykaz 5 years 26 weeks
haha this must be a joke. how can u write a blog- have photos and not have facts u idiot. palestine colors are black and white different colors for different countries. If your looking to get into journalism i suggest you do some much needed research u fool hahah dumbass! FREE PALESTINE
sarsur1995 sarsur1995 5 years 33 weeks
I THINK THAT SCARF SHOULD GO ON EVERYBODY AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR IT NO ONE SHOULD TELL ANYONE WHAT TO WEAR AND I KNOW THAT IT REPRESENTS FREEDOM TO PALESTINE WELL GUESS WHAT ITS BECAUSE WE WANT FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE AND I HOPE THAT NO BODY WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THANKS and FREE PALESTINE<3
sarsur1995 sarsur1995 5 years 33 weeks
I THINK THAT SCARF SHOULD GO ON EVERYBODY AND EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR IT NO ONE SHOULD TELL ANYONE WHAT TO WEAR AND I KNOW THAT IT REPRESENTS FREEDOM TO PALESTINE WELL GUESS WHAT ITS BECAUSE WE WANT FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE AND I HOPE THAT NO BODY WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THANKS and FREE PALESTINE<3
Arthurrr Arthurrr 5 years 43 weeks
Does anyone know the exact meaning/background of the pattern? I found the book The Seam Line by Israel Drori, where the pattern is depicted on the cover. Thinking of buying it, but I hope someone can tell me allready. Thanx!
candy555 candy555 5 years 50 weeks
This scarf represents nothing!!! The Palestinian scarf is black and white! Different colors scarfs are for different countries and this color doesn't represent any country Its sad how some people are filled with such hate and denial to the point were they make something up and get mad just because a scarf someone is wearing is similar to a scarf that represents Palestine. I can't believe you would randomly hate on people for following a fashion trend!! Even if she did believe in the Palestinian cause whats wrong with that?? I thought freedom of speech works both ways!!! Just like people have the right to support a murderous gang that calls itself the israeli state, other people have the right to support the Palestinian people who are being robbed and killed!!
sara88 sara88 6 years 18 weeks
Hate it, that people wear this scarf as a fashion statement..... its a Muslim scarf a PALESTINIAN SCARF..... FREE PALESTINE!!!!!!!
ranya3 ranya3 6 years 41 weeks
ok... I never knew this site existed but I was on google and it came up. Anyways, this scarf is a Palestinian scarf that represents Palestinian Struggle. This isnt exactly the Palestinian scarf, the keffiyah which represents palestine is black and white, other Middle Eastern countries have their own patterns and colors change as well. Egypt has one, simalar to the Palesitnian one, but with a different design for example... and Jordan, has a very simalar pattern, but instead of black and white, it is red and white. These keffiyahs you see celebs and people on the street wearing arent exactly keffiyahs that mean anything, its just a copy. Palestinians dont wear brown or hott pink keffiyahs, they have a traditional design and color, that has a truly strong powerful and important meaning for all Palestinians. And that meaning is that they are in solidarity with the struggle that Palestinians have been going through for a long time. Now this isnt a muslim thing either. Palesitnians are made up of muslims, christians, jews, athiests ect. Palestinian is a culture, not a religion. The scarf has just been shown imcorrectly by the media and people such as "osama bin laden." It has no association with any terrorist group... and many soldiers cme back from war wearing them as well... freedom and equality for all palestinians end the war in iraq support our troops!<3
TNgirl TNgirl 7 years 1 week
It's just a scarf; I would have never known what it stood for without you pointing it out. Sometimes we just wear stuff because we like the way ti looks and feels. ~*~ Shorty Abner (A.K.A. Shawty) Who wants to churn my butter! ~*~
missdiorcherie missdiorcherie 7 years 1 week
Its a beautiful scarf and i love what it stands for...even if people dont know what it means when they wear it...it brings attention to what it represents, dont underestimate ppl...most of these ppl know exactly why they are wearing it, (support for the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation)...so leave it be...like someone said what happened to freedom of speech...GO PALESTINE!!!!
missdiorcherie missdiorcherie 7 years 1 week
Its a beautiful scarf and i love what it stands for...even if people dont know what it means when they wear it...it brings attention to what it represents, dont underestimate ppl...most of these ppl know exactly why they are wearing it, (support for the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation)...so leave it be...like someone said what happened to freedom of speech...GO PALESTINE!!!!
evita evita 7 years 9 weeks
a Palestinian friend of mine gave me one of these scarfs a couple of years ago and explained to me that they do have some political reference as to what has been going on over there, but mostly it was just a scarf. i stopped wearing it when all the hipsters and urban outfitters jumped on the bandwagon, and from a san francisco resident stand point, i kinda miss it cause it kept me really warm.
Lydz Lydz 7 years 9 weeks
The traditional Palestinian headdress has become a symbol of support for the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation. That's good isn't it? People wear these without recognising its symbolic meaning, and maybe that's a good thing, so why should they be criticised? Fashion is fashion- people where animal skins etc stop looking and judging into something that doesn't require an answer
frankiebaby frankiebaby 7 years 9 weeks
So, jessicella, what exactly does wearing a "palestine scarf" mean? I used to have an Israeli roomate and we both wore them and called them pashminas.
Anais18 Anais18 7 years 10 weeks
as an Israeli, I think wearing that scarf as a fashion statement is a little strange but not shocking. and, I must say I do not support my government's policy towards the palestinians. I definitely think they should have their own state, and that all this blood shed must stop.
blackjade78 blackjade78 7 years 10 weeks
I just saw a girl wearing one on the street in NY the other day and felt compelled to come back to this comment board. I think it's totally OK to wear one so long as you know the meaning of it, that's all. And it's so funny because right away, an older man saw this girl and grilled her in the middle of the sidewalk, asking her if she knew what she was wearing and what she was representing. He took great offense to her scarf (which was a red one), and she had no clue what he was talking about. It was just a fashion trend to her and nothing else. People shouldn't be too harsh, free speech and all, but still, just know what you're doing.
mdiamond mdiamond 7 years 11 weeks
It's just a scarf...if she is wearing it for political reasons, that's fine, she's allowed to. If she's not, it doesn't matter; that means it's just another accessory.
gigglesss gigglesss 7 years 11 weeks
can you say, EW?
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years 11 weeks
didn't urban outfitters sell these scarves? which is why i will never shop there again.
__nicci __nicci 7 years 11 weeks
Hmmm, yeah all of a sudden loads of scenesters have started wearing these scarves and they don't know anything about it.
Kostika Kostika 7 years 11 weeks
It's jsut a scarf.
Calimie Calimie 7 years 12 weeks
The keffiyeh is a traditional style of clothing. It is known in the Western world because of the problems in Palestine but that doesn't mean that *normal* people wear it all the time. Wearing one does not mean you are supporting certain political ideas. It's just a scarf. Besides, it's a brown colour, if she had really wanted to make a political statement she would have wore a black-and-white one (and there wouldn't have been anythign wrong with that).
razeenah razeenah 7 years 12 weeks
what happened to free speech?