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Is Cracked.com the Ground Zero mosque of magazines? (part two)
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST by Michael van der Galien

On Monday, I wrote about my disappointment when one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called “5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.”

Any website posting one dopey article in three years is actually a hell of an accomplishment. I just hope its the last one of its kind.

But I’m not confident. Here’s why:

This week, one of my blog readers sent me an article from The Jewish Press by David Lev called, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman – Set To Join Muslim Superhero Crew.”

They knew I’d be interested because I’ve written before about the Jewish roots of comic books.

(And like all my countrymen, I know one of the creators of Superman was Jewish AND Canadian– because the government spent a bunch of [our] money telling us that in a [horribly written] heavy rotation PSA.)

The Jewish Press story was about “The 99,” a comic book project that NewsReal wrote about in back in December…

Superman (…) along with Batman, Aquaman, and other JLA members, will be featured in the adventures of a group called The 99.

Already a popular print product in the Gulf states, The 99 is coming to the U.S., and has even been developed into a TV series for new kids’ cable network, The Hub.

The 99 is the brainchild of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, founder and CEO of Kuwait’s Teshkeel Media Group. The 99 consists of 99 teenagers from around the world, each of whom bears an Arabic name from the Koran that reflects one of the 99 attributes of Allah, as recorded in the Koran.

OK, so Muslims are hijacking Superman (with an assist from DC Comics, of course). No surprise.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cartoons; children; comics; islam; kids; muslims; superheroes; superman; television; the99; thehub; tv

1 posted on 01/26/2011 8:22:19 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

Superman has gone jihadi? Good thing I stocked up on kryptonite-tipped .45 ACP


2 posted on 01/26/2011 8:26:06 AM PST by MeganC (If stupidity HURT we'd have a better country!)
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The 99 consists of 99 teenagers from around the world, each of whom bears an Arabic name from the Koran that reflects one of the 99 attributes of Allah, as recorded in the Koran.

99 different characters,huh? That's gonna be tough to keep track of much less draw up 99 distinct characters. You'd have to be a hard core devoted mind numbed graphic artist to pull this off. Oh, nevermind...

3 posted on 01/26/2011 8:46:52 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: MeganC
*Superman has gone jihadi? Good thing I stocked up on kryptonite-tipped .45 ACP*

Maybe the old Superman could spin the world backwards and make it so that Mohammed would be witnessed to and become a Christian.

This may offend the greenies, however, because there would be tens of millions more humans on the earth breathing out CO2.

4 posted on 01/26/2011 8:48:48 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Michael van der Galien

“...one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called “5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.” “

Cracked has always been all the way Leftist, not original, and not funny so the author does not have good taste if this is a “favorite website”.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 8:56:32 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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As a kid, I loved Mad, Cracked, and Crazy. I didn’t pick up on the politics, though it’s blatantly there. Every once in a while, they would do a satire of the Left, and it would be hilarious. The Spiro Agnew crap got old real fast. I noticed years later that Dave berg of Mad would use an Agnew lookalike for his characters. And Al Jaffee used to always have a Jesse Helms figure painted into the fold-in.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 12:37:13 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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