November 5, 2013, - 6:19 pm
No word on how many IEDs she’ll be carrying or how many Jews she’ll kill while saving Muslims from accidentally living near a pig farm or a swimming pool that features both sexes swimming at the same time. No word on how many gay Arafats she’ll pretend to sleep with either. How many Fort Hoods she’ll shoot up or bras she’ll rig with explosives to blow up planes. But Marvel is pimping you on a Muslim superhero. Oh, and since they couldn’t come up with anything new, she hijacks Captain Marvel’s uniform the way the 19 men hijacked planes on 9/11. As-Shazaam aleikum? No thanks.
By the way, note that this superheroine Muslima does not wear a hijab and is in a minidress. That’s how they bait and switch you on Islam. Just ask Betty Mahmoody. allahu FUBAR:
In February, as part of a continuing effort to diversify its offerings, Marvel Comics will begin a series whose lead character, Kamala Khan, is a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City. . . . Her genesis began . . . in a conversation between Sana Amanat and Steve Wacker, two editors at Marvel. “I was telling him some crazy anecdote about my childhood, growing up as a Muslim-American,” Ms. Amanat said. “He found it hilarious.” Ms. Amanat and Mr. Wacker noted the dearth of female superhero series and, even more so, of comics with cultural specificity.
When they told G. Willow Wilson, an author, comic book writer and convert to Islam, about their idea, she was eager to come on board as the series’ writer. “Any time you do something like this, it is a bit of a risk,” Ms. Wilson said. “You’re trying to bring the audience on board and they are used to seeing something else in the pages of a comic book.”
Kamala, whose family is from Pakistan, has devotedly followed the career of the blond, blue-eyed Carol Danvers, who now goes by Captain Marvel, a name she inherited from a male hero. When Kamala discovers her powers, including the ability to change shape, she takes on the code name Ms. Marvel — what Carol called herself when she began her superhero career. . . . The creative team is braced for all possible reactions. “I do expect some negativity,” Ms. Amanat said, “not only from people who are anti-Muslim, but people who are Muslim and might want the character portrayed in a particular light.”
But “this is not evangelism,” Ms. Wilson said.
Um, yes, it is. If they tell you it’s not about money, it’s about money. If they tell you it’s not about jihad, it’s about jihad.
The series, Ms. Wilson said, would deal with how familial and religious edicts mesh with super-heroics, which can require rules to be broken. As for Kamala, Ms. Wilson said the series was “about the universal experience of all American teenagers, feeling kind of isolated and finding what they are.” Though here, she adds, that happens “through the lens of being a Muslim-American” with superpowers.
Some Muslims already think they have superpowers. The thing is, they don’t. Strapping wires to your shoes and undies ain’ ta superpower. Nor is being jealous of Jews and Christians who achieve far more than those from your hateful religion can ever hope to.
And here’s a tip: there ain’t no 72 virgins. That’s not a superpower.
It’s an unrequited fantasy.
From Pat Campbell, the popular Tulsa, Oklahoma morning radio talk show host (on whose KFAQ-AM 1170 show I frequently appear):
Nope, I can’t. And where’s Marvel’s Jewish superhero?
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