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Nabila Mounib’s Fashion Faux Pas Sends Wrong Message in Rabat March for Jerusalem

Nabila Mounib’s Fashion Faux Pas Sends Wrong Message in Rabat March for Jerusalem

Rabat – While in the US elected officials throw the first pitch on a baseball game, in Morocco, Nabila Mounib, secretary general of the United Socialist Party (PSU), threw herself in the eye of the storm during the December 10 march in support of the Palestinian cause in Rabat. Wearing a Yankees cap, the New York baseball team favored by Trump and a majority of Republicans, her fashion faux pas did not slip away from public attention.

With a Palestinian flag in hand and a keffiyeh around her neck, Mounib’s would have easily passed as one of the thousands who rallied in Rabat in condemnation of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, if it weren’t for the cap she wore.

“NY” boldly stamped on her red cap, the politician couldn’t have chosen a more inconvenient time to commit a politically incorrect fashion mishap, particularly that during the march, demonstrators stepped on American and Israeli flags.

Though Mounib explained that the initials “NY” refer to “Nabila and Youssef,” her husband’s first name, in an interview with febrayer.com, referring to the incident as a “ jabber that shouldn’t be given importance,”  the most agreed upon implication of the initials suggests that they stand for the Republican-backed Yankees.

Not only that, in an article by Cheatsheet listing Trump’s favorites sports team, the Yankees topped the list. “His love for the team goes much deeper than that. It’s a love that, dare we say, is ‘Yuge’.”

Mounib lack of knowledge of the political implications of American baseball could be condoned. However, it is her justification that unleashed social media commentary.

However, other social media users explain that Mouinb’s wardrobe malfunction does not necessarily imply that she supports Trump’s policies.

For journalist Rachid Belghiti, “wearing an American brand does not  mean that Donald Trump’s policies are accepted. The White House is not a textile factory.”

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