"In the U.S. we see the kuffiyeh and often times we equate that with terrorism. We're trying to change the meaning, though, away -- helping to try to change the meaning away from it being a terrorist item into something that's actually not. It's actually a very peaceful item. So what we're trying to do is harness a particular meaning into the fore so it can be more of an item that sparks dialogue about Palestine, about the situation in the Arab world, about U.S. intervention and our role in it, um and less of it being such a negative connotation towards a people. Especially because since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 at these anti-war rallies, at these anti-war protests, you see a lot of these scarves being sold. Its now become a symbol of just solidarity with the Arab world in general."
How's that for a clever retort? BigMel burned Quiqui real good!!