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December 27, 2010

DC Comics French superhero is…Muslim from Algeria

Muslim superhero, Nightrunner

Just when you thought modern Liberalism couldn’t outdo itself.  Via Big Hollywood, political correctness at its most absurd.  DC Comics should change it’s name to PC comics.  Their new “French” superhero is an Algerian immigrant who — get this– prays to Allah.  You got it– a Muslim superhero (any Bible-believing superheros in the DC pantheon?)  What’s more, this superhero saves France from “neo-nazis” and other assorted whiteys, but not Muslim extremists!  lol.  Come to think of it, the whole thing makes perfect sense–France will soon be Muslim, and apparently there isn’t a Frenchman with the balls to stand up to this, let alone qualify for superhero status.  In other words, DC comics is way ahead of the curve.

Meet the New Batman: An Algerian Muslim Who Saves France from Nazis and Communists

DC Comics recently launched a series called “Batman Incorporated.” Essentially, Bruce Wayne (well-known as Batman’s alter ego to comics fans) is cruising the world setting up a “Batman” for major cities across the globe. These Batman figures, though, will not be vigilantes. They will be sanctioned by whatever local police force is in charge of the area in which the new Batman is operating.

The story reveals to us a cult-like group that is assassinating France’s fringe political figures. The cult’s goal is to cause unrest and riots to be led by the murdered political figure’s followers. This group hypnotizes its members to kill and then to commit suicide so that the cult cannot be discovered.

Batman turns to a man that he helped police arrest earlier in part one. When first encountered the young man was dressed in a skin-tight, black costume and sported a face mask. Batman arrested him when this man tried to involve himself in some rioting. Batman didn’t know the young masked man was actually trying to stop the riot but later learns of his good intentions. Consequently the Dark Knight decides to put this man to work to help stop the cult that is assassinating French political figures and causing riots.

In the course of this story Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, decides that this man should become the French representative of Batman Incorporated. As Wayne styles the man, he’ll be the “French savior.” He ends up calling himself Nightrunner.

So what’s wrong with all this? Only that it is completely absurd and so badly misleads people from any understanding of why riots are really going on in France that it almost qualifies as a crime itself.

You see, DC Comics has decided that the “French savior,” the French Batman is to be a Muslim immigrant. The character’s name is Bilal Asselah and he is an Algerian Sunni Muslim and an immigrant that is physically fit and adept at gymnastic sport Parkour. Apparently Batman couldn’t find any actual Frenchman to be the “French savior.”

The whole situation is a misreading of what ails France. The truth is, neither communist Union members nor “Neo-Nazi” Parties are causing riots in France. Muslims are. Yet DC Comics is absurdly making a Muslim immigrant the “French savior”? This is PCism at its worst. Not only that but it is pretty condescending to France, too. France is a proud nation. Yet DC Comics has made a foreigner the “French savior.” This will not sit well with many Frenchmen, for sure. Nor should it.



  1. I’m not a big fan of the ridiculous politcal correctness so many brands feel the need to put into their products, but this one is not all that ridiculous. And, just to let you know, the majority superheroes in the DC universe practice some form of Christianity. Superman is a methodist, Azrael is believes he is fighting on God’s word, the Spectre answers to God. Zauriel is an angel, and Blue Devil is a Catholic demon. So the Christians are pretty well represented. Is it so bad to have an Algerian Muslim? Probably not, considering it’s still just one in a pantheon of hundreds. The fact that Nightrunner fights neo-nazis and whatnot does get a bit gag-inducing, but having the character’s heritage be what it is makes for a more interesting and compelling background than introducing just another hero that DC already has plenty of.

    Comment by Frankie — January 4, 2011 @ 19:53

  2. The person who wrote this article is such a fucktard

    GO Nightrunner!

    Way cooler than the Boy Wonder

    Comment by lolfatredneck — August 16, 2011 @ 11:26

  3. Superman is a Christian an celebrated Christmas with his mom and dad on season 2of the Justice League. Wonder woman believes in Greek mythology and I’m Hawkgirl’s race once believed in a God but realized that it was all a lie. So yes DC does add religious aspects to define their characters.

    Comment by thall — December 8, 2011 @ 22:40

  4. I am shocked to see such remarks against religion especially when DC comics has in the past revealed different beliefs of heroes and heroines. Why does this particular hero make a difference? I agree with thall that this is what defines the characters, and I am already a fan of Nightrunner. Don’t spoil everyone’s joy through political factors.

    Comment by Gon — February 29, 2012 @ 12:04

  5. Ass Big Fuck you to the Person how wrote this! NIGHTRUNNER GO!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Leon — March 16, 2016 @ 09:49

  6. The guy who posted this is just an ignorant, does he not know how many north african were forced to fight the nazis to save the french?

    Comment by — June 1, 2017 @ 11:45

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