We have allowed the forces of Islamo-evil to control us through self-inflicted censorship…
ISLAM GOT YOUR TONGUE?
We’re censoring ourselves, and so endangering ourselves.
Islam has the tongues of 99.9% of those in the entertainment industry.
Just this week, I read two news stories which remind me how far removed we are from taking on the Islamic enemy in a pop culture medium like comic books. In mainstream comics, post-9/11, Muslims are only portrayed as victims or heroes, and we’re portrayed as the bad guys. From the comic book news website, Newsrama, “A Superhero Take on the War on Terror in Acceptable Losses.” The comic book Acceptable Losses is written by someone from the UK named Joe Glass who created an LGBTQ superhero anthology series called The Pride Adventures. Newsrama tells us that his comic book explores “the never-ending cycle of violence in the War on Terror.” We’re told that the comic book “follows the story of the US Eagle, the only superhuman operative in the world, on a mission to take down a terrorist cell.” And –wait for it– “When the over-reaching ambitions of his commanding officers cause the mission to go completely off the rails, it starts a bloody path of revenge and murder that comes right into the heart of the US political home, Washington, D.C.” As always, even in a comic book purportedly about the “War on Terror” (when will that lousy term be retired?), we’re the enemy. And if that’s not bad enough, we’re told that this “thrilling” and “edgy” story (you know a story isn’t edgy when its writer tells us it is) “explores what happens when our own heroes become the terrorists.” This loathsome leftist hack is so gutless that he writes a story about “The War on Terror” where the hero who’s supposed to be fighting Islamic terrorists ends up being a terrorist. Somehow I don’t think he’ll be the target of any Muslim death threats, as his “plot” could well have been written by the Islamic enemy. If you’re not going to bother telling the truth about the Islamic enemy, then don’t bother writing a story about “The War on Terror.”
And the other story I read this week has to do with a comic book called Infidel (not to be confused with my comic book, The Infidel, featuring Pigman, which takes on Islam, Jihad and PC), which is now being made into a movie, directed by a Muslim. Here was a description of the series by the publisher, Image comics: “A haunted house story for the 21st century, Infidel follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.”
Once again, Muslims can only be portrayed as heroes or victims, or you’ll be accused of “Islamophobia” and stereotyping Muslims. The Muslim terrorist IS a stereotype, but only in real life, not in fiction. Here’s a litmus test: If you write a story dealing with this post-9/11 world and you aren’t called “Islamophobic,” then your story is truthless.