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Sometimes the far left comes up with a good one. Well, by “good one” I mean an idea that is totally stupid but very difficult to criticize. This one makes me want to grind my teeth in rage because it’s so wrong, but it’s not going to be so easy to bust on it.


Latest Comic Book Superhero: A Muslim In A Wheelchair



Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero—a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers.

The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder.

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The superhero’s appearance hasn’t been finalized, but an early sketch shows a Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.

Sharad Devarajan, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Comics whose company is now turning the young people’s ideas into pictures and a story line, said the goal is to release the first comic book—launching the disabled Muslim superhero—in early November in both Arabic and English.

Snyder says he was inspired by President Barack Obama’s effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address. Last month, Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet their Syrian peers, and one of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for the new superhero.

Oh gag me. Maybe this won’t be so hard after all. Can you say “gross manipulation” boys and girls? How about “acts of desperation”?

Devarajan found the young people’s imagination to be quite amazing.

“Each of their ideas was so originally distinct, whether the Syrian kids or the U.S. kids,” he said, adding that perhaps because of their disabilities, the young people think as individuals without being influenced by outsiders. One girl, for example, wanted to have the power to combine the energy of the moon and the sun.

Devarajan said it was noteworthy that none of the young people wanted the hero’s power to be something that cured their disability.

“They were empowered by their own disabilities, and they should not be seen as a source of weakness,” he said.

The dozen Americans were selected after a national call for applications by The Victor Penada Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that promotes the rights of young people with disabilities. They included youths who were blind, deaf, using wheelchairs, or suffering from Down syndrome, autism, and cognitive disabilities.

The Syrians were invited by the Al-Amal school for the disabled whose chair, Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian president Bashar Assad, spent an afternoon meeting with the youngsters.

“It must be every child’s dream to create a superhero,” the Syrian first lady said in a video provided to the AP. “But I really do hope that we can bring our powers together—our human powers together—to be able to make a difference.”

Ok. I can accept RollerBoy and his super cool Wheelchair of Justice. Why not? That’s a positive message. And there is nothing wrong with a disabled superhero. Lots of people are disabled, kids included, so why not make a superhero that’s easy for them to identify with? And there is no reason that the superhero has to be a white guy. Heck, there have been plenty of superheros in the past who weren’t. Sure, make one who is middle eastern. Who cares? Granted, it’s a bit saccharin that he lost his legs in a landmine explosion, but that’s the real world. It happens, and it happens to children a lot in certain parts of the world. Awful, but real. The first issue is going to have to cover the boy’s accident, so it will be really illuminating who they show planted the mine in the first place. Want to bet the planters name is Ben-David?

But what is the point of specifically focusing on the fact that this one just happens to be a muslim? That I don’t see. I don’t think it ever played into the story lines that Captain America was Pentecostal. Is jizzlam going to play a central role in the story lines? Is his Transformer-like wheelchair named Al-Buraq or something? Does it fly like a magic carpet? Will the Silver Scorpion be out there righting wrongs by manipulating metal with his mental powers causing Jewish settlement housing to collapse? Maybe he’ll knock down skyscrapers filled with little Eichmanns just with the power of his mind. The odds that he’ll mind-ray the executioner’s sword into slag as it’s just about to behead or behand some captive being subject to jihad or sharia is pretty damn slim.

I think this is one of the more disgusting attempts of islamo-pandering I’ve ever seen. You can take the Cindy Sheehan “moral high ground” all you want, but don’t build an outhouse there and try to make us believe it’s a mansion.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/27/2010 at 01:35 PM   
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