Jihad with the pen. Source: Marvel remove book that was anti Christian and anti Jewish | Daily Mail Online
Marvel comics have removed a book from circulation after fans spotted ‘secret, coded anti-Christian and anti-Jewish messages’ in the artwork.
Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf inserted several hidden references to passages of the Koran and Muslim protests against the Christian governor of Jakarta in the X-Men Gold #1 comic.
Marvel has said it will take disciplinary action against the artist and said the drawings will be removed from the comic.
In one scene in the book, Jewish X-Men character Kitty Pryde is seen talking to a crowd, with the ‘Jew’ part of the word ‘jewelry’ over her head, and the numbers 212 and 51 in the background
Close-up: The number 212 is often used as a reference to the Muslim protest against the Christian governor of Jakarta on December 2, 2016, where 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
He was accused of insulting Islam during election campaigning.
In another panel, Russian mutant Colossus is seen wearing a T-shirt featuring the words ‘QS 5:51’, said to stand for Quran Chapter 5, Verse 51.
Translated, the verse reads: ‘O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.’
Syaf added in one of his Facebook posts: ‘qs 5:51 is the verse he (governor) mocked this is a very special memory for me’.
In a statement, Marvel Comics said that the artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was ‘inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings’.
‘These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics, and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation,’ it continued.
‘This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.’
According to BleedingCool, a website on comic books, Syaf had drawn in political figures into comic panels before.
Marvel Comics covers for the Muslim writer who said the hateful Koran verse is ‘a very special memory for me.‘ Read the verse again:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.
PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.
SHAKIR: O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
To be expected from the dhimmis at Marvel.