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Superman In Muslim Superheroes Comic

January 6, 2011

January 6 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-A comic strip named "The 99" for the 99 names of Allah is being published together in collaboration with writers from Marvel and DC comics in the United States and the Gulf states.

It features American superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Aquaman and others from the Justice League of America.

The title of the comic is for 99 teenagers who each have a name from the Koran which reflects one of the 99 attributes of Allah. This alone contradicts the interview claims by the strip's creator, Dr. Naif Al- Mutawa, that he has tried "to avoid religious content exclusive to Islam".

Israel National News Reports that:

"Reviewing the first copy of The 99's adventures, entitled "Origins," Mark Ginsberg found it rife with Islamic religious imagery. "There are clear references to the Great Mosque in Mecca, Islamic symbols, and the birth of an Islamic savior who will redeem the lands Islam lost to the Christians in Europe, if not fight the final battle with evil."

Most troubling for Superman, he says, are the scenes in the series that take place in Jeddah and Mecca. "With his Jewish roots, Superman wouldn't even be allowed into those cities altogether, as Jews are banned from the holy cities of Islam," Ginsberg said.

"It's hard to see Superman, of all characters, being recruited to help Muslims," says comic book fan Ginberg. "Whatever Superman's views on Israel, he was an ardent enemy of the Nazis unlike the Muslims, who still, today, keep Mein Kampf at the top of the bestseller list."http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141510

MIM: For more see "Superhero Comics Go Islamist"


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