Making the West safe for Sharia: see, kids? Burqas aren’t “cloth coffins,” as Pamela Geller vividly calls them. They’re fully compatible with superhero status. Oh, and with free society, also? Have to get back to you on that! “Trading cape for the burqa,” by Andrea Peyser in the New York Post, October 11 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
Hide your face and grab the kids. Coming soon to a TV in your child’s bedroom is a posse of righteous, Sharia-compliant Muslim superheroes — including one who fights crime hidden head-to-toe by a burqa.
These Islamic butt-kickers are ready to bring truth, justice and indoctrination to impressionable Western minds.
Scheduled for release on the new network The Hub — formerly Discovery Kids — which launches today (Time Warner and DirecTV carry it in the city), is a cartoon beloved in the Arab world and received timidly in Britain last year, “The 99.”
The program chronicles the adventures of 99 superheroes, each of whom embodies an attribute of Allah.
Jabbar is a Muslim Incredible Hulk. Mumita is wicked fast. But Wonder Woman-style cleavage has been banned from the ladies. And, in this faith-based cartoon, hair-hiding head scarves are mandatory for five characters, not including burqa babe Batina the Hidden.
In another break from standard world-saving fare, male and female characters are never alone together. (Imagine the stoning super-strong characters would dish out.) “The 99” even has the seal of approval of a Sharia board — which polices Muslim law — affiliated with an Islamic bank from which the show received financing.
What a great time to come to the United States!
No higher an authority than President Obama praised the work of the comic’s creator, Kuwaiti psychologist Naif al-Mustawa. At an April meeting with Arab entrepreneurs, Obama said, “His superheroes embody the teachings of the tolerance of Islam.” […]
How can a secular nation endorse a children’s show aimed at pushing one religion?
A Times of London columnist wrote last year that the show’s mission was “to instill old-fashioned Islamic values in Christian, Jewish and atheist children.”…