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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:57 PM
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"World’s first Muslim superheroes, the 99, out to conquer the West"
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 10:57 PM by Strong Atheist
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Its mission: to instill old-fashioned Islamic values in Christian, Jewish and atheist children.



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east...

http://www.the99.org/
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:03 PM
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1. What? Nobody has heard of Kaliman?


Kaliman is the name of a Mexican comic book hero very famous across Latin America. He was created by Rafael Cutberto Navarro and Modesto Vázquez González. The Kaliman comic depicts the adventures of Kaliman and his young companion Solín, an Egyptian kid who is descended from Pharaohs. Kaliman had his own radio show since 1963, which featured adventures that took place on exotic sites. The comic book was born due to the huge success of the radio show of the same name.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalim%C3%A1n
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:26 PM
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2. lets get the clash of these religions over already so the rest of us can move on n live in peace nt
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:39 AM
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3. Since the series creator's aim is to counter jihadist propaganda,
"conquer the West" would seem to be a poor choice of words.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:12 AM
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7. Blame the Murdoch journo for that n/t
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 08:27 PM
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8. Yup.
Edited on Tue Aug-25-09 08:28 PM by Withywindle
He also wanted there to be more positive Muslim characters for his children to enjoy.

OOOOO, SCARY! :eyes:

And if you actually take the time to check out the site and the comic, you'll see that the cast is very diverse nationally and ethnically, and that there isn't supposed to be any proselytizing.

I think it's really cool. I especially love the backstory about the gems of wisdom coming from the sacking of the Library of Baghdad by the Mongols--how many Westerners even know or give a shit about that history?
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ironbark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:09 AM
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4. An alternative to the current Western Cultural Imperialism?

Raised on Rin Tin Tin, bombarded with Batman, soaked in Superman, harangued by the Incredible Hulk…why should I/anyone be surprised or concerned by superhero’s and characters based on the 99 attributes of Allah?

The Patient, The Enricher, The Equitable, The Pardoner, The Forgiver, The Compassionate, The Loving…….

For decades the West has been pumping out pap and beaming bullshit to the developing world…from Rambo to Dallas to Reel Bad Arab pics-
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-22321041853458...

Now the world is flattening out and media is flowing back at us…some of it, in its values, ethics and moral centre, vastly superior to what we have been exporting.


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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:32 AM
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5. How about instilling some real Christian values in some of these
psychotic, so-called "Christians"?
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RetiredTrotskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:30 PM
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6. Good Luck With That One, Zbdent!
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ffellini7080 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 02:35 AM
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9. Yawn
I bet it's written by the idiots from Fox.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 11:44 AM
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10. Welcome to DU, perhaps you should invest in some coffee. nt
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 09:06 PM
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11. here is the best book Revealing Islam Today.... a MUST READ.!!
Edited on Wed Sep-02-09 09:06 PM by sam sarrha
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