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Keffiyeh Kerfuffle Enters Comic Book Land

Hot on the heels of Rachael Ray, comes the latest “celebrity” to succumb to jihad chic: comic book character Kiden of the Marvel comic NYX

Israellycool reader Dan noticed the keffiyeh after picking up a recent issue of NYX, and emailed the artist of the comic with his concerns:

Hello Kalman,

I just picked up the latest issue of NYX, in which you were the artist, and was a little concerned to see Kiden wearing a keffiyah, a show of solidarity with Palestinian terrorism. Was this your intention or is this a misunderstanding? I look forward to hearing back from you
– Dan

Artist Kalman Andrasofszky responds:

Hey Dan,

Thanks for picking up the book, and for writing.

There is absolutely no political agenda at work here. Whatever the keffiyah may mean to Palestinians, or to you, or to israelis etc. It’s undeniable that here in North America it has become a ubiquitous fashion item among urban teen hipsters. I’m not really able to speak for said hipsters, but I’m certain 99% of them are against terrorism of any kind, Palestinian or otherwise. As am I, for the record.

My decision to dress Kiden in this scarf, simply boils down to the fact that she is an urban teen hipster, and I made her fashion choices reflect her time and her subculture. It’s pretty safe to say that if asked, Kiden would have no sympathy for terrorism in any form. Furthermore, she, like most urban teen hipsters would probably be unaware and unconcerned with the issues of the Middle East, and be equally unaware of the origins of, what to her and her peers, is an apolitical fashion accessory.

All the best,
-Kalman

I believe Kalman Andrasofszky when he says he chose the keffiyeh to reflect Kiden’s fashion choice as “an urban teen hipster.” However, he could not be more wrong when he says “I’m not really able to speak for said hipsters, but I’m certain 99% of them are against terrorism of any kind, Palestinian or otherwise.”

I guess he’s never been to a US college campus or ISM meeting.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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