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Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 04:31 PM
Trading cape for the burqa

By ANDREA PEYSER

Last Updated: 10:37 AM, October 11, 2010

Posted: 5:18 AM, October 11, 2010

Hide your face and grab the kids. Coming soon to a TV in your child's bedroom is a posse of righteous, Sharia-com pliant 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."

There was no stopping it.

The Hub, a joint venture with Hasbro toys, announced in May that it would produce and air episodes of "The 99." But then, murmurs of dissatisfaction turned into a cry.

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."

Then last month, the conservative Family Security Matters think tank published a piece titled "Meet the Muslim Superheroes Who Are Ready to Indoctrinate American Kids."

Acknowledging Mustawa's efforts to bridge cultures, editor Adrian Morgan asked, "Are we going to see ass-kicking Christian superhero nuns called Faith, Hope and Charity whooping sinners' butts and sending Satan into hell? It's doubtful."

The effect was quick.

The debut of "The 99" has been pushed back at least until January, said a Hub source who asked not to be named. He blamed unspecified "production issues" for the delay.

Some New York parents don't want to see it at all.

"They're taking advantage of the fact that in every middle-class household, Mom and Dad are working their asses off," said Andy Sullivan, a Queens construction worker and dad who's been fighting the Ground Zero mosque.

"They know the kids are watching TV or on the Internet. So maybe Sharia becomes OK. It's a game. It gradually becomes more and more in their lives."

Mom-of-two Trish Mobley said, "I have no problem with Muslim superheroes, but lose the burqa. A female superhero should not wear a symbol of subservience to men. It's also completely impractical when fighting bad guys."

"Muslim superheroes?" asked Rich Pecorella, who lost his fiancée on 9/11. "They're dragging religion into an area that we don't drag religion into in this country."

Now we're getting a comic book based on a wheelchair-bound Muslim superhero. What's next?

I have no doubt Muslims are as fast and strong as any Supermen. But we don't need religious icons masquerading as good guys.

Cancel "The 99" before it starts.

Link (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/trading_cape_for_the_burqa_SVLKS5gF1HlJugmRPFJepL/0)


I am at a loss for words, and that doesn't happen very often.

Gingersnap
10-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Yet again, feeling okay about never having had children. :eek:

hampshirebrit
10-11-2010, 05:08 PM
burqa babe Batina the Hidden.

Damn. I bet she is Teh Hawtness.

But we'll never know, will we. She be all covered up an' stuff. :rolleyes:

djones520
10-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Don't like it, don't watch it.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:16 PM
I'm really tired of this nation bowing, literally and metaphorically, to Islam.

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 05:22 PM
Different cultures.....intermingling?......

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/robocop.gif

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:23 PM
Different cultures.....intermingling?......

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/robocop.gif

Listen you communist douchebag, we know anything that attacks or lessens Western culture or brings it down is a great victory for you, therefore your opinion doesn't matter.

hampshirebrit
10-11-2010, 05:23 PM
Don't like it, don't watch it.

Don't like it, do watch it. The better to then ridicule it.

djones520
10-11-2010, 05:24 PM
I'm really tired of this nation bowing, literally and metaphorically, to Islam.

Please, explain to me how this in any way constitutes bowing to Islam. Is this new channel going to forcibly turn your telivision on and make you watch it?

Has there been a law passed requiring you to sit through it that I missed?

Or is the action of clicking the off button on your remote just a little to much for you to do?

God help us all that a half hour cartoon that will appear one one channel out of several hundred will exist.

Tell you what, if the show flops, the channel that is interested in making money will remove it. If it proves to be a success and continues to draw in advertisers, then it'll persist. Capitalism, thats how it works.

The sad part is... I would bet my next pay check that shows like The Bachelor are more damaging to our society then this show would be.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Don't like it, don't watch it.

True enough, djones, but this is geared at children and many children are "latch key kids" because both parents work (and now HAVE to if they have or can find jobs). I find it detestable when people target kids with stuff like this, regardless of the religion or whatever. Moreover, I see this as part of a pattern with Islam globally. It is a gradual process and part of a very concerted effort.

However, at the end of the day, you are totally correct in that it is not something that should be quashed in violation of our Constitution, but I do hope that parents and even children themselves resist such blatant attempts at indoctrination using their remote controls.

Insidious stuff IMHO.

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 05:26 PM
I really think so many people in our country is having a collective panic attack, a massive cultural identity crisis caused by certain grand bubbles of illusion being disturbed.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Different cultures.....intermingling?......



Tell that to Sudan, et al.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:28 PM
Please, explain to me how this in any way constitutes bowing to Islam. Is this new channel going to forcibly turn your telivision on and make you watch it?

Has there been a law passed requiring you to sit through it that I missed?

Or is the action of clicking the off button on your remote just a little to much for you to do?

Tell you what, if the show flops, the channel that is interested in making money will remove it. If it proves to be a success and continues to draw in advertisers, then it'll persist. Capitalism, thats how it works.

The article mentions that the President himself, he of the Bowing, has lauded this show and praised it's creators and it's intentions. So it's not just the simple matter of a TV show. This show is basically a form of pro-Sharia propaganda cutely masquerading as a children's superhero show. It's stuff meant to draw our nation's children toward Sharia Law and Islam.
It'd be like having a pro-Nazi superhero show with different superheroes having aspects of the different Reich leaders and the Thule Society--cutely done up as a cartoon for kids to enjoy.

I'll put it this way: This kind of shit would never have been allowed in this country in 1945.

djones520
10-11-2010, 05:29 PM
True enough, djones, but this is geared at children and many children are "latch key kids" because both parents work (and now HAVE to if they have or can find jobs). I find it detestable when people target kids with stuff like this, regardless of the religion or whatever. Moreover, I see this as part of a pattern with Islam globally. It is a gradual process and part of a very concerted effort.

However, at the end of the day, you are totally correct in that it is not something that should be quashed in violation of our Constitution, but I do hope that parents and even children themselves resist such blatant attempts at indoctrination using their remote controls.

Insidious stuff IMHO.

With Cable in the digital age, as far as I'm aware, almost all companies offer you the capability to block certain programs. If parents are so scared of their children watching this, it should be a simple thing to ask their cable company to remove the channel from their package, if nothing else. Enough of that gets done, the show will cease to exist within this country.

hampshirebrit
10-11-2010, 05:29 PM
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I just noticed you've changed it. I have to say this new one seems a bit atypical of you. Who are you quoting here?

Did you find Jesus this weekend? Or are you trying to be snarky? Do you even know which?

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:29 PM
I really think so many people in our country is having a collective panic attack, a massive cultural identity crisis caused by certain grand bubbles of illusion being disturbed.

Go jerk off to more Zizek communist propaganda pieces. I'm really tired of anti-American people like you.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 05:31 PM
With Cable in the digital age, as far as I'm aware, almost all companies offer you the capability to block certain programs. If parents are so scared of their children watching this, it should be a simple thing to ask their cable company to remove the channel from their package, if nothing else.

Indeed, if they are aware of it at all.

djones520
10-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Indeed, if they are aware of it at all.

And if not, then it's a failure on their part as parents.

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 05:35 PM
I just noticed you've changed it. I have to say this new one seems a bit atypical of you. Who are you quoting here?

Did you find Jesus this weekend? Or are you trying to be snarky? Do you even know which?

No snarks.

I wanted to add this part too but it would be too long.


"When you start confusing God and government, your allegiances to government -a particular government and not to God, that you're in serious trouble because governments fail people. And governments change. And governments lie"

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 05:39 PM
Go jerk off to more Zizek communist propaganda pieces. I'm really tired of anti-American people like you.

lol nice. I just checked out one of Zizek's books on Jacques Lacan.

You seem familiar, have you read some of his books? They are quite interesting, even for people who disagree with him (I disagree with him on many things). He's a very witty.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:39 PM
No snarks.

I wanted to add this part too but it would be too long.


"When you start confusing God and government, your allegiances to government -a particular government and not to God, that you're in serious trouble because governments fail people. And governments change. And governments lie"

Says the communist.
I call bullshit.
If a communist told me the sky was blue, I'd have to look out the window just to make sure.

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Says the communist.
I call bullshit.
If a communist told me the sky was blue, I'd have to look out the window just to make sure.

lol dude it isn't 1983 anymore, it's hilarious that someone born after the cold war insanity would be eating this up so happily. were you educated from decades-old action movies?

hampshirebrit
10-11-2010, 05:44 PM
No snarks.

I wanted to add this part too but it would be too long.


"When you start confusing God and government, your allegiances to government -a particular government and not to God, that you're in serious trouble because governments fail people. And governments change. And governments lie"

Wow, or as we Brits would say, blimey.

So you do believe in Jesus then, or am I still getting it wrong?

I'm only asking because of something you posted this weekend on another thread seemed to suggest an inner confusion on your part as to what you should or should not be believing in.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
10-11-2010, 05:47 PM
No snarks.

I wanted to add this part too but it would be too long.


"When you start confusing God and government, your allegiances to government -a particular government and not to God, that you're in serious trouble because governments fail people. And governments change. And governments lie"


lol dude it isn't 1983 anymore, it's hilarious that someone born after the cold war insanity would be eating this up so happily. were you educated from decades-old action movies?

No, I simply do not believe in disgusting and evil ideologies. I do not hate my country,, either.
It not being 1983 has nothing to do with it, but that's a nice deflection on your part.

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 05:56 PM
And if not, then it's a failure on their part as parents.

Yeah. And what are your kids doing right now? I'm just sayin'.

djones520
10-11-2010, 06:11 PM
Yeah. And what are your kids doing right now? I'm just sayin'.

At the library with my wife. And i'm 9,000 miles away. ;):p

Gingersnap
10-11-2010, 06:44 PM
Parents do need to use the controls provided more. Not just for this program, if they don't care for it, but for a lot of programming. :(

JB
10-11-2010, 07:31 PM
Different cultures.....intermingling?......We'll intermingle when I can openly carry a Bible in Riyadh.

Until then, fuck their hypocricy.

Wei Wu Wei
10-11-2010, 07:40 PM
We'll intermingle when I can openly carry a Bible in Riyadh.

Until then, fuck their hypocricy.

Why should we base our standards of decency on what other places do?

Rockntractor
10-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Why should we base our standards of decency on what other places do?

Why do you aways hold up the fact that all of Europe is socialist and when are fighting against it, you're not very consistent. It is different when you do it.

JB
10-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Why should we base our standards of decency on what other places do?Maybe I've just had enough of the one way street. The Virgin Mary, Christ, the Pope, Catholicism, Christmas...all open to vile ridicule. The Head Muzzie in Charge...not.

Maybe I'm just tired of the capitulation. The pullback. The PCness. The liberal outlook on the entire situation.

Your sarcastic post indicated the Americans freak out over the cultures mixing. Ur doing it wrong.

They'll get their cartoon. When will the pussies in this country give us ours.

http://religiousfreaks.com/UserFiles/Image/muhammed.cartoon.bomb.turban.jpg

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 07:59 PM
We'll intermingle when I can openly carry a Bible in Riyadh.

Until then, fuck their hypocricy.

QFT

Articulate_Ape
10-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Why should we base our standards of decency on what other places do?

Because at the end of the day, when bullets and missiles fail at the art of dialogue as they generally do, it comes down to a war of ideas. I happen to think that Islam comes armed with a mission, and that mission (not unlike that of Christianity, but having other methods) is to engulf humanity in their version of reality. Unfortunately, Christianity tried the same thing...over 1000 years ago. Christianity grew beyond that phase.

The ideas in play are now many: socialism, communism, capitalism, Christianity, Islam, etc. The "decency" of all of these may be argued, but only one imprisons women in shrouds of fabric and subjugation.

Only one has significant numbers that believe that their god permits them to kill the opposition if they resist their goal to rule the world for their god. Only one has vast numbers that agree with that idea to some degree and others that support it with zeal. Only one is busier than the rest bringing about their goal as the rest of the world plays into their hands, thinking they don't really mean it.

Only one. You can pretend it is any of the above, but inside you know better; if you have been paying attention.