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Paris ‘Muslim Batman’ angers rightwing US bloggers FEATURE 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Paris ‘Muslim Batman’ angers rightwing US bloggers

FEATURE

01/07/2011
PARIS — Batman has battled many enemies but now has to face the anger of rightwing US bloggers furious that the comic book caped crusader has recruited a Muslim to run his crime-fighting franchise in Paris.

“The character’s name is Bilal Asselah and he is an Algerian Sunni Muslim and an immigrant that is physically fit and adept at the gymnastic sport parkour,” wrote Warner Todd Huston on his site Publius Forum.

“Apparently Batman couldn’t find any actual Frenchman to be the ‘French savior,’” wrote the rightwinger, apparently discounting the millions of French citizens of North African descent from his definition of “actual” French.

In the December issues of DC Comics Detective Comics Annual and Batman Annual, the caped crusader decides to set up Batman Inc. and install a superhero in cities around the world to fight crime..... MORE

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