Proving again that even bad publicity can be good for business, the group that created "Intifada NYC" T-shirts is being swamped with requests for its controversial fashion statement.
The shirts, produced by Arab Women Active in Arts & Media, made headlines after Debbie Almontaser, the first principal of a controversial Arabic-themed city school, defended them.
The furor led to her resignation as principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy on Aug. 10.
"Good question. No comment," was all Erica Waples, an organizer with AWAAM, had to say when asked about the surge of support for her insurgent-themed line of clothes.
AWAAM's Web site has received messages of encouragement and order requests for the pink-hued shirts that the group says advocates empowerment for Arab women.
"I am so sorry for all that your organization has been going through, I would very much like one of the intifadah NYC shirts," one fan wrote.
Another posted: "Expose the ignorance. Expose the Zionist angle."
Well, here's the Ziyonist angle:
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