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.

For more on how the comic industry is weakening the next generation when it comes to Islam, as well as sodomy, and engaging in openly political messages, check out these articles:

 

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