The Story Behind DC’s Muslim Superhero ‘ISIS’ | Article Audit #11
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The writers of DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ announced a new muslim character named ‘ISIS’ as a response to Trump. As stupid as that sounds, it’s not as bad as you might first think (don’t get me wrong, it’s still bad, but not that bad). The original article can be found here: https://www.newsarama.com/35788-dc-s-legends-of-tomorrow-s-new-muslim-superhero-a-response-to-trump.html
The character is clearly a pander to the progressive/regressive crowd, and the whole “Trump hates Muslims so we’re fighting back with this girl” is incredibly stupid. But the blatant pandering is the only thing that’s wrong with this. They even state that they’re defining this character based on her religion. Stupid.
But anyways, the story behind ‘ISIS’. This character has actually been part of the DC universe for quite some time. She’s an Egyptian woman based on the Goddess of Egyptian mythology coincidentally named ‘ISIS’ (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis). Since Egypt is 90% Muslim, (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html) it’s not a stretch to assume she’d be Muslim. So overall, the character itself is fine. The problem is not her, but the pandering to the regressives and adding her in because of her religion and gender.