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Meet 'Burka Avenger" From Pakistan

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:00 AM
By day she is a mild mannered Muslim school teacher in Pakistan. When evil (extremists who want to destroy girls schools) arises, she dons a burka and becomes the super-hero Burka Avenger. She fights 'ignorance and extremism' with education and books ... and some superhero action (but no actual fighting type violence). Her superhero costume is the burka. She only wears the burka when fighting ignorance.

Not everyone in Pakistan is happy about the new superhero. The burka is a symbol of submission for women and the critics say that this is glamorizing the submissive clothing. And I'm sure the Sharia and Taliban extremists aren't happy about it either. After all .. not only is an educated woman beating the snot out of ignorant men .. but she's doing it on her own without the male family member escorting her out of the house to go kick badguy butt.

edit on 8/5/2013 by FlyersFan because: spelling

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Don't Mess With The Lady In Black

The music video.

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:16 AM
It's being reported on around the planet.
Here are just a few reports ...

CNN - Meet Burka Avenger, a Fighter for Female Education

The cartoon is already the talk of the country and it hasn't even launched yet. "Burka Avenger" is a passion project of Pakistani pop star, Haroon.

"It was in 2010 and I was reading a lot of articles about girls' schools being shut down by extremists so that was in my mind," he told CNN after I met him at his studio.

"Living in Pakistan, all theses issues are staring you in the face constantly. So when you're creating art, whether it be music or anything else like a cartoon TV series -- you want to incorporate social messages. I feel it's my duty to try and make a positive difference."

NPR - Lady IN Black Burka Avenger Fights for Pakistans Girls

"She is a schoolteacher named Jiya. She is a warm, bubbly, intelligent young woman who's concerned about education, and concerned about the city and the people of Halwapur [the fictional city where the show is set]. ... And then of course, to fight the bad guys, and to hide her identity the way superheroes do, she puts on the burqa. And it's a really cool, sleek burqa, and she can leap off buildings and glide from, almost like a flying squirrel ... and she only fights with pens and books, because I wanted a nonviolent message. Her message is, 'Justice, Peace and Education for All.' "

The official site .. but my computer won't connect -

FOX - Pakistans Burka Avenger Set to go Global

The kids' action-comedy struck a chord in a country where Taliban militants have prevented thousands of girls from going to school in the northwest and attacked activists campaigning for their education.

The man behind "Burka Avenger", pop star Haroon Rashid, said he had been overwhelmed by the response.
"The reception has been absolutely phenomenal, beyond our expectations," he said.

Wikipedia - Burka Avenger

Burka Avenger is set in the fictional town of Halwapur in northern Pakistan. It features a superheroine who wears a burqa to hide her identity while fighting bad guys. Her alter ego is Jiya, a mild-mannered teacher at an all-girls’ school. Jiya is taught "Takht Kabaddi", a martial art that involves throwing pens and books, by Kabbadi Jan, her adopted father. Together with children Ashu, Immu and Mooli, the Burka Avenger fights the evil Baba Bandook and his henchmen.[1]

Gulf News - Pakistan Burka Avenger Set to go Global

Bangkok Post - Pakistan Burka Avenger Set to Go Global

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:23 AM
The extremists are the Americans in Pakistan, are they portrayed in the movies? I highly doubt so, only propaganda so change the picture of Talibans, as If they're the bad guys. The only bad guys are NATO and the US and its allies in the ME.

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:29 AM

Originally posted by Misbah
only propaganda so change the picture of Talibans, as If they're the bad guys..

May Burka Avenger appear and throw her books at your head.

This program is put out by Muslims in Pakistan. Specifically created by one pop singing muslim who saw that the Taliban and religious extremists are indeed BAD GUYS because they want to close girls schools and they use violence and thuggery to get those schools closed ... and they shoot little girls in the head if they want an education.

Your attempt to deflect this to an anti-American rant = FAILURE.

ROCK ON Burka Avenger !!! May you find great success in throwing your dart-pens, and have fun smacking books upside the heads of those who think the Taliban and/or other extremists like the Sharias, are just fine!! YOU GO GIRL!!

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

I got no response to my Burka avenger thread

Yours is better flyers with video and such.
It looks really good to me and I hope it inspires little kids in Pakistan to stand up to those who wish them to be uneducated.
S&F Chickadee

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:43 AM
reply to post by boymonkey74

Sorry. I looked but didn't see one so I started this one.

Some folks aren't happy with it because the woman is in a burka and that's 'backwards and oppressive'. And yes, I agree that burkas are oppressive and subjugating for women .. HOWEVER ... the overall theme of this cartoon seems to be really great. I wonder how long it will last before there is a huge amount of pressure to take it off the air. The Taliban and Sharia people over there have lots of illegally gained funds and drug monies ... they could easily pressure the government to be rid of this kids cartoon.

I look at the Burka Avenger cartoon and see the good it can do. How it can make positive changes. Then I compare it to the childrens programming coming out of 'Palestine' .. Hamas programming. There is a night and day difference. The 'palestinian' childrens programming is full of hate and calls children to be martyrs .. and it calls the jews 'apes and pigs'. But this Pakistani cartoon is much more positive and helpful.

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

This could be the greatest... Cartoon... EVER!!!

Good for Haroon for stepping up and creating this. He will take a lot of heat for it but it needed to be done. The videos are awesome. I dig it

I just hope they don't get there "Burka's in a knot"
and let this cartoon be seen by not just Pakistan but all nations doning a "Burka"

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 11:08 AM
reply to post by sulaw

It's on the internet, so if people are able to get internet hookup without the strict muslim governments filtering and interfering, they'll be able to get the cartoon. But like I said .. the extremist Taliban/Sharia types over there have a lot of money and thuggery ... so they may not like their ignorance being mocked openly l like this and they may do 'something' about it. I hope not ... but considering the types of REAL people that 'Burka Avenger' is going against .... YIKES!

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Originally posted by Misbah
The extremists are the Americans in Pakistan, are they portrayed in the movies? I highly doubt so, only propaganda so change the picture of Talibans, as If they're the bad guys. The only bad guys are NATO and the US and its allies in the ME.

Yeah, US and NATO forces go around beheading people, stoning people to death for their beliefs...

edit on 8/5/2013 by tothetenthpower because: --Mod Edit--Removed T&C infraction.

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:26 PM

Originally posted by FlyersFan

Man, that is just sick, but I'm not going to single out the Middle East just yet. I know Hitler had German kids turning in their parents and reporting on the whereabouts of Jews, but we know Hitler was nuts. I wonder if the U.S. had any kiddie propaganda against the Nazis or cartoons on killing Vietnamese?

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