One of the myths of Liberalism is that it has brought humanity out of war and into peace.
The reality is that everywhere in the world, now more than ever, humanity is under siege. This siege is sometimes military, as in the Muslim countries that are under the yoke of the West. But it is very often economic and cultural…
The truth is, all nations are in hidden warfare. Behind the facade of peace, we must be attentive to the unspoken words that hide behind false smiles.
The American analyst Joseph Nye explained in the 90s that states exercise their power either through hard power, i.e., the use of military and economic resources, or through soft power, i.e., the exploitation of intangible resources such as image, reputation, or culture.
This theory mainly concerns international politics, but it can be useful to understand the development of certain ideologies specific to the West. Through that lens, we can better understand the pressure that is exerted internationally to propagate Hollywood films, or “Marvel content,” as well as Netflix and others.
A very clear example of this dynamic happened last year when the Saudi government agreed to allow LGBTQ+ content in their country in exchange for Netflix banning anti-Saudi content from their platform.
In January, 2019, Netflix agreed to pull an episode of US comedian Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act from the platform in Saudi Arabia, after the Saudi government said it violated the law by criticising crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS.
Hastings said: “It was a very difficult decision. We ended up being able to keep the episode up in Saudi Arabia on YouTube, strangely, not on Netflix.
“With that, we are able to have all of our other content, like Queer Eye, Sex Education and Orange Is the New Black, available in Saudi Arabia.
“It is a troubling compromise, it is not something we approached easily or lightly. But, on balance, we think it’s a good move.”
The cultural-production industry’s mission is to create an emotional attachment between the masses globally and the liberal, pro-LGBTQ+ standards promoted in these popular works of fiction.
You too, Superman?
Lately, Qawm Lut has been implementing yet another tactic to further corrupt our children:
The new Superman, Jonathan Kent – who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – will soon begin a romantic relationship with a male friend, DC Comics announced Monday.
That same-sex relationship is just one of the ways that Jonathan Kent, who goes by Jon, is proving to be a different Superman than his famous father. Since his new series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, began in July, Jon has combated wildfires caused by climate change, thwarted a high school shooting, and protested the deportation of refugees in Metropolis.
Does “gay Superman” seem inconsequential to the lives of our children?
To understand what impact this kind of thing can have on a global scale, let’s take an example related to my daily life.
Every year, at the beginning of the school year, Morocco’s supermarkets are filled with school supplies bearing Marvel and DC superhero logos and colors. In the same way, every day at snack time, the children drink from juice containers that depict many superheroes, including Superman.
Kids are surrounded by products branded with superhero images.
The impact of these Western superheroes around the world is huge. In 2019, for example, the Marvel Cinematic Comics was the 11th most profitable franchise in the world. Its impact is far beyond the West, as the Muslim world is voraciously consuming these cultural products.
So what do you think might happen if the man who is supposed to represent the masculine man par excellence starts to be attracted to other men and displays such deviant behaviors?
We are witnessing a campaign of mass manipulation to normalize LGBT behavior for future generations.
Moreover, the world of superheroes overall has been transformed in order to display more and more of this kind of material:
Batman’s sidekick, Robin, recently acknowledged romantic feelings for a male friend (not Dick Grayson – who was Batman’s partner for over four decades – but Tim Drake, a later replacement; there are multiple Robins just as there are multiple Supermen). And a new Aquaman comic stars a gay Black man who is positioned to become the title hero.
This shows us that the case of Superman is not an isolated phenomenon. Qawm Lut has invaded the whole industry. Are Muslim parents aware of this?
This is not limited to superhero comics, by the way.
Last year, the creator of kids cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants announced that this sponge character too is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Children as young as 2 years old watch this programming.
Every time our children consume this kind of content, they become more likely to develop such behaviors that will destroy their dunya and akhira. They will also develop positive associations and feelings toward fahisha and Qawm Lut.
More than ever, we need to teach the new Muslim generation about the real heroes of the world, figures like Umar Ibn Al Khattab, Khalid ibn Al Walid, Omar Al Mokhtar, and so many more. Above all, it is our duty to put the life of the best man of all history, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at the center of their childhood.