Thursday, December 20, 2007

EVEN MY MUSLIM BROTHERS ARE GETTING JACKED FOR THEIR SWAG


Just came across an article about the outrage from the Muslim community concerning celebrities wearing the keffiyeh as Scarves for their latest fashion statement. I guess i'm not the only one pissed about these celebreties lack of originality, read my previous post concerning the matter here. Please read the Muslim piece below.




"A new Hip Hop trend is threatening to drive a wedge between the Muslim and urban communities. The Muslims are taking offense to a style of dress adopted by rappers who wear a Keffiyeh - a Muslim symbol of freedom - around their necks as a scarf. The Keffiyeh is a traditional head dress worn by Muslim freedom fighters.


The new style first made popular by Island Records president of Urban Music, Jermaine Dupri, is now being worn by everyone from Jay Z to Omarion and Chris Brown. But while celebrities think the head garment is stylish to wear around their necks, it is causing a furor within the Muslim community. The Muslims want celebs to stop desecrating their symbol - or face the consequences.

One man who asked to remain anonymous told me, “Men died fighting in a war for that. Arafat wore it. People took bullets in the back fighting for that! [Rappers] don’t know what the meaning of that is.. they’re ignorant! They go overseas and they go to Dubai then they come back and say, ‘look at the new trend I started’. It’s disrespectful!”

The Muslim man I spoke with thinks rappers need a little sensitivity training, “If I see them wearing the jalabia, I’ll make them take it off!,” he said."

LET'S SEE HOW GANGSTA YOU RAPPERS REALLY ARE WHEN YOU HAVE AN AK TO YOUR HEAD AND THE GUY HOLDING IT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A RAP CONTRACT. DON'T START NOTHIN, WON'T BE NOTHIN. YOU GUYS AREN'T BUILT FOR THAT KIND OF BEEF.

GVG
~taken back our swag~


UPDATE


There was an error in the original article excerpt I posted where the writer incorrectly referred to the traditional headdress of Arab men as a Jalabia instead of its proper name which is Keffiyeh. I would also like to extend an apology to my readers for not doing my own research on the matter.

Ohh yea and BTW, Jermaine Dupri has never in his life started any trend or even co-opted one in its infancy. If one person mentions Kris Kros and that damn backwords clothing sh&t I'm beating your ass. LOL

12 comments:

GYM NAZI said...

LMBAO. Imma go down Fulton and Bedford by the Mosque with one of these on, eating a pork chop.

Nah, real talk. They don't wanna mess wit da Muslims. Not gooood.

I AM GVG said...

GYM NAZI

OHH SH&T! I JUST SPIT OUT MY WHOLE MOUTH FULL OF OJ ONTO MY COMP LAUGHING. You crazy D. I'll be sure to give you a nice eulogy if and when they ever find your body.

I AM GVG said...

You know I’m surprised no one pulled my card on the "MUSLIM/JACKED" pun that I accidently had in the title of the blog. That would have been genius if I had actually done it intentionally.

Memories said...

Do we not remember this look from years ago??? This is not a new trend....like everything else it's just being brought back. Don't we have more serious issues to be concerned with...like this never ending war of ours!!!!

I AM GVG said...

Memories. Memories. Memories. We have many an issue to be concerned about in this fucked up world of ours, but this post is one to amuse us while we think about all the other things in this world, inluding the neverending war, that fill our minds and souls with concern and pain on a daily basis.

Now have a coke and a smile and ... ;)

Becca the Promo Mami said...

wow :: i never jumped on this trend :: it doesn't really fit who i am, but a helluva lot of my friends do it on the daily

i never knew the history or meaning behind it though :: good post!

Pre From Jersey said...

Are you serious? As if Muslims dont already have enough wars to fight. My son's mother is Muslim, she gave me the first Keffiyeh that i started rockin around my neck, she appreciated the simple fact that i took interest in her culture, and that also made her family except me. I really don't see how they find this offensive, I didn't get mad when rocking Black Pride Fists, and Africa pendants were the style, so get ova it...

Anonymous said...

Who cares wut people be thinking bout them Keffiyeh scarfs.

and regarding this comment"LET'S SEE HOW GANGSTA YOU RAPPERS REALLY ARE WHEN YOU HAVE AN AK TO YOUR HEAD AND THE GUY HOLDING IT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A RAP CONTRACT. DON'T START NOTHIN, WON'T BE NOTHIN. YOU GUYS AREN'T BUILT FOR THAT KIND OF BEEF.

GVG"

hey buddy, thats some big talk...Where I come from, ud be sent back in a tiny box for talkin shit like that but OH! i forgot, EVERYONES A SCARFACE ON THE INTERNET...in person, its a whole nother thing

Anonymous said...

GVG who do you think you are you give muslims a bad name with your hate shit making it worse if people want to wear shemaghs then they should wear them oh and this"LET'S SEE HOW GANGSTA YOU RAPPERS REALLY ARE WHEN YOU HAVE AN AK TO YOUR HEAD AND THE GUY HOLDING IT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A RAP CONTRACT. DON'T START NOTHIN, WON'T BE NOTHIN. YOU GUYS AREN'T BUILT FOR THAT KIND OF BEEF.
That IS some big talk from a little punk ass bitch ass hater who supposedly says they are muslim bull crap your muslim your way to hateful to be a muslim you probly just a skinhead aint built for that beef what are you tony montana on the net but a little bitch in reality suck nuts BYE HATER

Anonymous said...

oh and happy holidays prick :)

Anonymous said...

No group should get upset that their symbol is being spread more freely across the globe. So,what if Jay Z don't share your struggle? Isn't he still publicizing it? Isn't that free marketing? And if more people hear about it through a man of piece than a gun fighter, wouldn't that give you more momentum for your cause? Isn't that the message behind any openly peaceful movement? Perhaps the small group of Muslims that are up in arms about this need to realize that change comes through actions of piece and stop trying to intimidate with threats.

Anonymous said...

Listen we muslims r not mad that other cultures r wearing somthing that symbolizes our feelings, its just that somthing that means sooooooo much 2 us is being used as a fashion trend or there either makin fun of it.that scarf as some1 said symbolizes freedom, which means to free all the arabs that r in war now. which means if chris brown or jay z or any other celebrity is gonna wear it then do somthin 2 help.:)

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