Google search says Palestinian kuffiyeh a symbol of terrorism, triggering outrage

Palestine

Published: 2021-05-24 09:20

Last Updated: 2022-08-13 13:15


Google search says Palestinian kuffiyeh a symbol of terrorism, triggering outrage
Google search says Palestinian kuffiyeh a symbol of terrorism, triggering outrage

Internet users were suprised to find that the Palestinian kuffiyeh is denoted as a 'symbol of terrorism' on Google, the world's most popular search engine. 

When a person searches for "what do terrorists wear on their head," the first search results relate to the kuffiyeh. 

Activists on Twitter expressed their surprise of the kuffiyeh being painted as a symbol of terrorism, as it is rooted in Palestinian history and identity.

It was not clear whether the American website linked the kuffiyeh with terrorism after the recent aggression launched by the Israeli Occupation on the Gaza Strip, or before.

One activist wrote on Twitter, "The question: What do terrorists wear on their heads? ... The answer: the Palestinian scarf ... this is the stereotype projected from a school and the mother of all the American occupations of the Palestinians on Google ... The Palestinians do not fight Israel, but ... they fight colonial empires." 

Activists considered Google's results a "summit of racism and insult" to the history and civilization of an entire people.

 

 

 

@danabeamman

Go to Google, search it and set the record straight ❤️#fyp

♬ original sound - Dana Darwish