I've often said that the 9/11 Terrorist attacks that happened on September 11 in the year 2001 were the best thing to ever happen to Islam. Two ill-conceived and executed wars, in which most casualties were the result of Islamic insurgents, have allowed Islam to emerge as a religious faith on the move, in which we respect, learn about, discover and even promote it against our growing loathing and disgust for all things Christian. Before 9/11 it was still an obscure religion seen as a threat to modernity and progress by religious and secular alike. Since 9/11? You could do worse in our pop culture than be Muslim. Despite an historically unprecedented level of restraint on the part of the US, we're told that Muslims by the millions have been slaughtered by endless mobs of bloodthirsty Americans. Or at least you'd think. Meanwhile, we continue to unpack Islam, learn about Islam, focus on Islam, assume the best and give the benefit of the doubt to Islam.
And now, a brand new Marvel Comics Hero is about to be introduced who is, guess what, Muslim. No problem with that of course. If it were a small, isolated story. But when put against the overall narrative of the last 12 years, you can see that Islam has truly won, and the terrorists achieved what Japan had only hoped for on that sunny December 7th all those years ago. As for the progressives who seem to embrace this approach and support such things, there can only be one of two reasons. Either they are that scared of a real threat, as opposed to the supposed threat by those little old ladies in the country church. Or it's true that progressivism is truly the enemy of the Church, and sees it and only it as the sole enemy that needs defeated.