Is Obama Trying To Indoctrinate Your Children With Muslim Comic Books? [Eleventy]
In August I posted an LGF page titled Islam-inspired comic superheroes fight for peace - TED Talks via CNN.com. Only moments ago I learn of yet another newly formed conspiracy theory this time from the website Family Security Matters.
Probably not. But one conservative think tank is sounding the alarm.
Adrian Morgan, the editor of Family Security Matters, wrote a long post last week about “The 99” — a popular comic book series featuring Muslims superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of Allah, like mercy and generosity.
The comic books have been widely praised. As their creator, Naif Al-Mutawa, describes, the books are meant to teach a moderate, peaceful, loving Islam.
“It is finally time that all of us became more accountable for that which our children will be hearing; tiny differences setting us apart rather than celebrating those positive things that bind all good people together,” he wrote in August. “If we allow small-minded men to spout fear and hate in the name of our religion, we will enable them to brainwash another generation as they did our own. And soon, the next generation will fall into a pit of dissonance. To sit by silently makes us all complicit.”
Are we going to see ass-kicking Christian superhero nuns, called Faith, Hope and Charity, whooping sinner’s butts and sending Satan into Hell? It is doubtful. This disparity is one of the worst things affecting society at present. Christianity and Judaism do not get featured in mainstream media, but Islam is not only depicted in all strands of the media, it is being promoted by a president who seems to have forgotten what he swore to uphold when he entered office. If Obama can promote Islam, he should also publicly promote Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and every other faith. The fact that he does not is a very worrying development in politics. — Adrian Morgan, Family Security Matters
The irony (one of many) is that Mr. Morgan brings out the Establishment Clause, “”The POTUS should normally be upholding the Establishment Clause of the Bill of Rights, and not be promoting a particular faith, but this president seems to think his desire to create good feelings in Muslims over-rides his need to abide by the First Amendment.”
In typical fashion the far-right only acknowledges the Establishment Clause when they feel their Dominionist traditions are under a perceived and once again, imaginary threat.