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86 'The 99'
by Pamela Geller
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?
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