A coming series of "superhero" cartoons promoting the tenets of Islam under the title "The 99" – which has been praised by President Obama – is drawing a terse warning from an expert who has analyzed media impact on people for decades.
"These are not the types of heroes you want your children to have," Ted Baehr, publisher of MOVIEGUIDE," told WND today. "These heroes, at their core, because they represent values contrary to humanity, at the core these heroes are more villain than hero."
Reports by Family Security Matters and others already have circulated about the plans by The Hub, which formerly was Discovery Kids, to produce the series featuring characters portraying the 99 attributes of Allah.
The New York Post ran a column describing plans for the Shariah-compliant Muslim superheroes – "including one who fights crime hidden head-to-toe by a burqa."