More dhimmi diplomacy coming from our increasingly embarrassing State Department. Is this what we can come to expect from the venerable State Department, shilling Muslim comic “superheroes”? The world is ablaze in Islamic supremacist revolutions, religious minorities are being persecuted, oppressed and slaughtered under Muslims, and this is the strategy? This is statecraft?
[Muslim] Superheroes will move into the diplomatic spotlight Wednesday morning in a webchat hosted by the U.S. Department of State.
”A good Muslim by our standards is a bad Muslim by Islamic standards. Therefore, a true Muslim superhero would be a Muslim supervillain.” explained former Muslim Bosch Fawstin. He’s right, of course. A true Muslim superhero would be fighting to expunge the quran of the Islamic texts and teachings that command jihad. A real Muslim superhero would be stamping out sharia, honor killings, creed apartheid, gender apartheid, child marriage, and the daily ongoing horrors epidemic in the Muslim world.
In my column “86 the 99″ back in 2011, I wrote,
There is a new and particularly insidious form of cultural jihad that is targeting our children: comic books featuring Islamic superheroes. A Muslim named Naif Al-Mutawa has created “The 99,” a comic book and TV series featuring a gang of Muslim superheroes – one of whom wears a burqa.
It’s no surprise that the mainstream media love it. PBS is running a documentary feature on al-Mutawa this week, and CNN, the Crescent News Network, finds the comic books thrilling. Barack Obama, CNN’s Dan Merica reported last week, “called the comic books, which debuted in 2006, ‘the most innovative response’ to America’s expanding dialogue with the Muslim world, which Obama has encouraged.” But poor al-Mutawa, said Merica, although he had hoped that “The 99″ would “become a symbol of toleration,” instead found that “a vocal minority” opposed the comics, raising “surprising questions about American tolerance of Islam.”
“A symbol of toleration”? Really?
In reality, a Shariah board approved “The 99,” and Shariah in all its mainstream and traditional forms calls for the subjugation of non-Muslims and the denial of basic rights to them under the rule of Islamic law. I don’t consider that an acceptable level of “toleration.” “The 99,” is mainstreaming the institutionalized oppression of women under Shariah, as exemplified by the burqa-wearing superhero. One would think that the male superheroes would have superpowers strong enough to be able to control themselves without the women having to don cloth coffins. But portraying the Islamic oppression of women in a positive light doesn’t bother al-Mutawa at all. Instead, he was “worried about the comics being banned in Saudi Arabia – which wound up happening, briefly – and he expected to be challenged by conservatives in Islam, since Al-Mutawa wanted to buck the trend of Islamic culture being directly tied to the Quran.”
“it is mainstreaming the institutionalized oppression of women under Sharia, as exemplified by the burqa-wearing superhero. One would think that the male superheroes would have superpowers strong enough to be able to control themselves without the women having to don cloth coffins,” Pamela Geller in an interview with CNN. (here)
I much prefer Big Fur Hat’s Freedom comic book series.
“State Dept webchat pimps Muslim comics “ by creeping
Why aren’t they interviewing legends like Stan Lee and promoting the virtues of Captain America or Superman? via State Department webchat to focus on superheroes – Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources.
Superheroes will move into the diplomatic spotlight Wednesday morning in a webchat hosted by the U.S. Department of State.
Called [email protected], the live event will feature a discussion about comics and superheroes “as they relate to shared values in countries around the world,” with Comic-Con International’s David Glanzer joining Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan in the CO.NX studio. Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of the Islamic superhero comic The 99, will participate remotely from Kuwait, while artist Dan Panosian will select his favorite submissions from an earlier contest.
CO.NX is a digital diplomacy team with the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs designed to engage audiences worldwide through webchats.
Comicbook artist Bosch Fawstin writes: The Post-9/11 “Muslim Superhero” Invasion
Looking at the ad for the chat, what kind of “superheroes” are being promoted? “Muslim superheroes”. Exclusively. If you’re getting bored by my Constant pushback against the Islamization of our culture and of the medium I Love, then I’m going to bore you to Death because I find this Assault on our culture, on Our Comic Book medium, Absolutely Unacceptable. Maybe if other cartoonists were to take it on as well, I wouldn’t be posting about it as much.
Pamela Geller is the Editor of PamelaGeller.com