In the real world, Muslims fighting explicitly in the name of Islam, invoking Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions and gain recruits, make war against the United States. They explicitly and repeatedly call this a religious war. But the government and media of the United States and the West in general are uncomfortable with the idea of a religious war, and don’t know how to deal with one. America, after all, guarantees the freedom of religion. Of course, the Framers didn’t envision having to deal with a religion that had a political, violent, and supremacist manifestation, and it is possible to protect freedom of religion while acting against those political, violent and supremacist elements of Islam, but no public officials are exploring how that can be done. Instead, the U.S. has pursued a policy for eight years of cultivating, domestically and internationally, “moderate” Muslim allies. Yet from the government of Pakistan, which funneled anti-terror money to jihadists, to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which became an unindicted co-conspirator in a jihad terror funding case, these allies have not been what the government hoped they would be.
Still, it is considered to be a political and cultural necessity to pretend that the vast majority of Muslims worldwide reject the jihadist agenda and support the West — despite the ever-diminishing evidence of that. Only in the dreamworld of Hollywood and DC Comics is all well on this front:
“Muslim and US Superheroes Team Up in New Comics Series,” by Yehudah Lev Kay for Israel National News, July 6 (thanks to all who sent this in):
(IsraelNN.com) U/S. superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will appear together with the Muslim superheros known as The 99 in a new comic series to be released within a year. The initiative is a collaborative effort of DC Comics and Kuwait-based Teshkeel comics.
The 99 series was started in 2006 by Naif Al-Mutawa, who wanted to portray Islam in a more tolerant light. It features 99 different superheros based on Muslim figures and values, but they are not overtly religious so that the comics can be read by people of all faiths.
Mutawa says he’s not sure how the new storyline between the Western and Muslim superheroes will develop. “Are we going to have them working together from day one,” he asks. “Or will they think the other is the enemy? There are plenty of possibilities.”
DC Comics president Paul Levitz looked forward to the new venture. “It is a long-standing tradition for characters to meet other in the fictional world,” he said. “This is a nice step forward.”…
It would be an even greater step forward if we could find some real-life Muslim states that would be reliable allies against the global jihad, but is anyone holding his breath about that at this point?
Meanwhile, a “racist” and “offensive” fireworks package has been pulled off the shelves. It depicted Uncle Sam fighting Muslims. Of course, Uncle Sam is fighting Muslims, and Muslims are fighting Uncle Sam because they are motivated and animated by Islamic principles, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is an unindicted co-conspirator in jihad terror funding case, but no matter. Charging “racism” still open doors in America, even though Islam is not a race, and the resistance against the jihad is a fight to preserve equality of treatment for all people before the law, as opposed to the institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims that Sharia requires.
“Racially offensive fireworks off Wisconsin shelves,” by Jeff Strickler for the Star Tribune, July 4 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Fireworks called Run Hadji Run were pulled off the shelves of a Wisconsin store after Minnesota Muslims complained that they were racist.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) said that the name and the packaging are demeaning. One side of the package has a drawing of Uncle Sam yanking the long beard of a man in traditional Muslim attire, while the other shows a Stealth bomber flying over a group of Arabs riding camels. In addition, “Hadji” is an honorific for those who have completed the pilgrimage to Mecca.
“I’ve seen other fireworks that I thought were pushing the line on being offensive, but this clearly went too far,” Jessica Zikri, the communications director of CAIR-MN, said Saturday. “Hopefully, this will help keep other groups from being targeted this way.”…