An article in The Blaze reports:
Last month, we brought you the story of a Muslim comic book hero who will save the world using his silver wheelchair. That may not have been too controversial. However, the latest attempt to animate Islamic crime-fighters is sparking enough controversy to make up for the former’s relative obscurity.According to the article, Ms. Peyser thinks the cartoon is a method of indoctrination:
“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.” That’s how New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser introduces “The 99,” a new animated show featuring Islamic superheros set to debut in January on The Hub, formerly Discovery Kids.
“These Islamic butt-kickers are ready to bring truth, justice and indoctrination to impressionable Western minds,” she says, citing the aforementioned burqa requirement (”hair-hiding head scarves are mandatory for five characters, not including burqa babe Batina the Hidden“) and also the cartoon’s refusal to ever show a man and woman together alone.
As more evidence, Peyser points out the cartoon has met the approval of a “Sharia board — which polices Muslim law — affiliated with an Islamic bank from which the show received financing.” And while she fails to mention the board or the bank, she does quote a Times of London columnist who wrote last year that the show’s mission was “to instill old-fashioned Islamic values in Christian, Jewish and atheist children.”In August, CNN.com featured a video of Naif Al-Mutawa, a psychologist, explaining the idea behind his comic:
We see in the video below that President Obama thinks this is a grand idea.
So what do you think? Will you let your kids watch this new cartoon?
Do you agree with Ms. Peyser that this is a form of indoctrination?
Or do you think like President Obama that the “superheroes embody the teachings of the tolerance of Islam”.
If you'd like to see a clip from "The 99" cartoon, click here.
There were plenty of comments listed after the article, but I found this one interesting...
FirefightPosted on October 11, 2010 at 6:20pm Did anyone catch the end where the narrator says “A new animated series brought to you by endemal” pronounced END ‘EM ALL. curious pronunciation.