Brazil: Children’s comic book features Muslim character to discuss “Islamophobia”

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No matter where you go in the world, you are greeted with two phenomena: Islamic supremacists and jihadists (stealth and violent) trying to subvert free nations, and Muslim advocacy groups wielding “Islamophobia” accusations in order to silence free citizens. It is in keeping with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s dogged determination to impose its “Islamophobia” canard on non-Muslims in order to enable Muslims to hold a superior position, not to be criticized. It is considered “Islamophobic” to point out the connection between violence and Islam, even though jihad violence is sanctioned in Islamic law. So far, there has been no collective, open condemnation and retraction of such calls to bloody jihad; instead, there has only been persistent denial of the Islam-violence link. And there won’t be such calls, because normative Islam divides the world into two camps only: the House of War and the House of Islam. The former must be brought under the hegemony of the latter. In Brazil, a comic book for children has come out to indoctrinate children about “Islamophobia”:

The comic book “Khalil e sua turma” (loosely translated, Khalil and Friends) is about the day-to-day life of a Muslim boy and discuss the issue of Islamophobia, the prejudice against Muslim. The comics will be launched by the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil (FAMBRAS) during the 25th Sao Paulo International Book Biennial, to be held in Sao Paulo, at the Anhembi Convention Center, from August 2 to 12.

Never mind that in May, Brazil charged 11 people with attempting to establish an Islamic State cell and recruit jihadists to send over to Syria. A year earlier, Brazil’s new Migration Law relaxed criminal penalties for migrants. A protest erupted against the law in São Paulo, as Muslim migrants “demonstrated their distaste for dissent.” Muslim migrants threw homemade bombs at peaceful protesters.

“This Brazilian children’s comic book features Muslim character to discuss Islamophobia,” My Salaam, translated by Sergio Kakitani, Brazil Arab News Agency, August  2018:

Sao Paulo – The comic book “Khalil e sua turma” (loosely translated, Khalil and Friends) is about the day-to-day life of a Muslim boy and discuss the issue of Islamophobia, the prejudice against Muslim. The comics will be launched by the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil (FAMBRAS) during the 25th Sao Paulo International Book Biennial, to be held in Sao Paulo, at the Anhembi Convention Center, from August 2 to 12.

Written for kids, the comic book shows the day-to-day life of Khalil, a preteen boy that loves to play soccer and hang out with his neighbor friends but when they get to argue, he’s hit with Islamophobic hate words. The story shows the moment when Khalil bounces back from the situation and shows his friends that Islam is a peaceful religion and that he’s like any other kid who want to play and have fun.

“The comic book shows, in an entertaining way, that everyone is the same, regardless of the religion they profess,” states FAMBRAS in a press material. The federation aims, through the comic book, to discuss religions bullying and other forms of prejudice. According to FAMBRAS, children also hold a stereotype on Muslims, which needs to be undone.



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