Muslim Superhero Show Comes to the West
Published October 11, 2010
From the New York Post
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 DirectTV 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