How many of you remember as kids following your favorite superhero in comic magazines or the local newspaper. I remember following and reading such heroes as Superman, Green Lantern, the Green Hornet, Captain America and many other good old American superheroes. Well a lot has changed since the days I read comics. It seems that now more things are about to change, again with the introduction in the US market of "The 99”.
The reason I have chosen to write about t this new comic series is because I feel that a warning needs to be sounded to Christian parents with young kids that may be introduced to this series through their school or friends. You may have or may not have heard of this new series called "The 99". If you have heard of it, you are most probably aware of the dangers of this new comic series and cartoon that is just now starting to premier here in the United States. If you have unaware of this new series, then you'll want to continue to read and discover what all “The 99” is all about. Even if you are aware of the dangers its good to be prepared anyways so please read on.
This new series is about a group of Islamic children and 99 attributes of Allah. This comic series is new here in the United States, but has been widely popular in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries for several years. Here in the United States this is being promoted as "superheroes for Islamic the children". As Christian parents we should be leery of anything being promoted from Islamic culture since so much of Islam goes against biblical Christianity. I have attached a 7 minute and 45 second clip that highlights this new cartoon series. Please watch this video clip carefully to see the discrepancies between truth and lies the writers are trying to promote.
After watching this video you can now see many of the historical discrepancies between actual world history and what the writers have portrayed to be history. This video is problematic in another area with its underlining theme of conversion to Islam using mysticism through the use of special “magical stones” and powers from these stones that Allah has given them. If the historical discrepancies are not enough to raise a warning flags than the conversion to Islam and the use of mysticism should sound warning bells to any parent.
One big theme with in this series is how the authors and writers of this cartoon and comic strip are trying to paint Allah and Islam as the truth, by promoting Islam as a religion of lovingness, humanitarian kindness and peace. As Christians we know this however is not the truth of Islam. Islam is first of all, not true and saves no one. Secondly, Islam is definitely not loving, kind, or humanitarian in its teachings or actions. Finally, Allah is not God of the universe and above all Islam is not peaceful. Throughout the history of the world Islam has proven quite the opposite of what these writers are trying to make out to be true in this cartoon.
While as Christians we must show love for those trapped in the falsehood of the Islamic religion we do not have to accept their propagation of the lies and half-truths. We must as Christians use our discernment to stand and speak the truth against these anti-biblical Islamic teachings that are being promoted in this cartoon in comic series. Just imagine as Christians if we would try promoting our own biblical national cartoon and comic series on the same level. We would have the ACLU and every liberal from the East Coast to the West Coast trying to stop us. Yet because this is Islamic and not Christian we have all the media and liberals willing to back the promotion and propagation of this comic and cartoon series.
So if you are a parent my suggestion to you is not to allow your children to view or read any of the material in the series "the 99".
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