DC Comics Female Muslim Superhero ISIS to Fight Populism – Don’t Worry, It’s Not Political

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If you were like me, you remember Saturday morning as being a time when you got up and watched cartoons and other “kids” shows till lunch or after.  One of those shows was The Secrets of Isis, starring JoAnna Cameron.  Now, DC Comics is bringing the Egyptian Queen super-heroine to television again, right out of its comics, but one has to wonder about both the timing and the name Isis.  It’s just too coincidental to the current political climate, don’t you think?

She was Saturday morning’s first live-action super-heroine, saving lives and stopping crime in a mini-skirt and go-go boots on The Secrets of Isis! When science teacher Andrea Thomas unearthed a lost treasure on an archeological dig, she found that the mystical amulet endowed her with the powers given to the ancient Egyptian Queen, Isis! Now granted the powers of animals and the elements, Isis soars as the falcon soared, runs with the speed of gazelles, and commands the elements of the sky and the earth. Although her secret identity is unknown to even her closest friends, fellow teacher Rick Mason, or students Cindy Lee and Renee Carrol, Andrea uses her powers as Isis to stop criminals, save lives, right wrongs, and teach valuable lessons… sometimes with the aid of fellow hero Captain Marvel (Shazam!).

Isis comes out of a predominant Muslim background in Egypt.

The Blaze reports on this response to President Donald Trump being in the White House:

The executive producer of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” says that part of the motivation for adding a Muslim superhero to the show was the “political climate” after the 2016 election. He made the comments Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.

“You might have heard there was this election,” said Marc Guggenheim.

“Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated toward in the writer’s room was making this character Muslim,” he explained.

The new hero will be introduced in the upcoming third season of the show. She is named Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a Muslim computer hacker from the future. Ironically, and rather unfortunately, the superhero is based on a character already introduced in comic books – named “Isis.”

To be clear, the ‘Isis” character is named after the Egyptian goddess of the same name, and not the Muslim extremist terrorist group.

Well, it’s nice they took the time to advise us that this has nothing to do with Islamic jihadis, but the fact that Guggenheim specifically states that he is not trying to get political and yet seeks to make the character Muslim tells you one thing:  It’s political.

The actress playing Isis confirms some of this.

“Representation is a really powerful thing,” said Tala Ashe, who plays Zaria Adrianna Tomaz, Isis.

“When I was growing up watching television,” she explained, “I didn’t see anyone who looked like me. When I think of the kid version of myself, I think it broadens your perspective. What I think is so lovely about this show is that the Legends are this tapestry that represent America today.”

So, what is Isis about in the new TV series?

It’s totally political!

Ashe said that the Muslim superhero reacts to the rise of populism in 2017 and challenges the other heroes to change history.

And what might that historical change be?

The invasion of Islamic doctrine and jihadis into the West?

Engaging in taqiyya to weaken the defenses of the Christian West?

Seduce weak men with a beautiful Muslim woman?

All of the above?

There can be no doubt that simply sitting back and thinking that this is entertainment when everyone knows, including the actress and the producers, that it is completely political, is a dangerous thing.

While I’m not one to try and silence others, the fact is that this needs to be called out for what it is:  Islamic propaganda.

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  1. Here’s the thing though – Muslim people existed in the U.S. long before 9/11 and long after and just like everybody in the great U.S. of A., they also deserve to see themselves on television too, just like EVERYBODY deserves to be represented in public media. This country, despite how you may want to see it, contains more than just Caucasian people. In fact, we invited them here. There’s this thing call the Statue of Liberty, that is a symbol of the United States that is actually engraved with a plaque at its base saying””Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore./ Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,/I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    That lamp the Statue of Liberty is holding – that’s the one in the poem and for years, we invited in immigrants and treated them horribly, but gave them a chance to improve their situation – you know a big population that was discriminated against? THE IRISH! Plain old white people BUT because they were poor and from a different war-torn, famine struck country with a different culture and spoke with weird accents they were given horrible jobs and ostracized, just like Hispanic and Muslim immigrants now. However eventually, the Irish were accepted and now people are proud to say they are Irish descendants. Same thing with German people after World War II – immigrants were taken in but discriminated against and now we have a president with German roots, Donald Trump who’s GRANDFATHER was an immigrant from Bavaria.

    If you are saying that white immigrants and their descendants are safe, check again, because we have Timothy McVeigh – the biggest terrorist on U.S. soil before 9/11 who was descended from Irish and English immigrants. What about Ted Kaczynski, who was third generation Polish with a nice 16 bombs to his name? I don’t hear us trying to ban Polish, English or Irish immigrants or talking about how we shouldn’t have them represented on television. Why not? They are just as violent and methodical with leanings against the U.S. government as well. Both McVeigh and Kaczynski were very against the United States government. Isn’t that political enough for you to get angry about?

    Or is it just easier hating someone who doesn’t look like you?

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