Must be a day that ends in “y”: Palestinians have something new to be enraged about.
Cops simulated a major attack involving two masked ‘gunmen’ dressed in headscarfs at Sydney’s Central Station on Tuesday night – sparking a furious diplomatic row.
Ambassador Izzat Saslah Abdulhadi slammed police because one of the headscarfs resembled the black and white symbol of Palestine’s resistance, the keffiyeh.
Mr Abdulhadi claimed it was an ‘egregious… display of prejudice’ by police.
‘The keffiyeh is a symbol of the struggle of the Palestinian people for their right to self-determination and freedom,’ he fumed.
But a police spokesman insisted: ‘In no way were we trying to stereotype members of the community, and any offence caused is unintended’.
How preposterous! How could the police possibly associate the keffiyeh with terrorists?!
And you have to love the righteous indignation.
‘The keffiyeh is a symbol of the struggle of the Palestinian people for their right to self-determination and freedom’
Which is code for terrorism.
In other words, if the keffiyeh fits…
Meanwhile, this is where the Daily Mail loses me.
The keffiyeh headdress is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. It is often associated with the iconic political leader Yassar Arafat.
I guess ‘iconic political leader’ is code for ‘despicable arch terrorist.’