April 12, 2017

Marvel fires Muslim artist who put anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages in X-men comic

StaffRebel Columnist

Marvel comics has fired artist Ardian Syaf after reports that he inserted anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages in the X-men comic Gold.

This news comes after social media users spotted multiple messages subtly hidden in the comic. For example, the Indonesian artist drew Colossus wearing a shirt that reads “QS 5:51”. It's a reference to Qu’ran Surah 5:51.

The passage reads, “’O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

In another instance, the comic contained the number “212” in a street scene. This is a reference to a real world protest where, according to CBR, 200,000 Indonesians marched against Purnama for alleged blasphemy against the Quran during a speech.

Marvel issued a statement to CBR that reads, “Marvel has terminated Ardian Syaf’s contract effective immediately. ‘X-Men Gold’ #2 and #3 featuring his work have already been sent to the printer and will continue to ship bi-weekly. Issues #4, #5, and #6 will be drawn by R. B. Silva and issues #7, #8, and #9 will be drawn by Ken Lashley. A permanent replacement artist will be assigned to ‘X-Men Gold’ in the coming weeks.”

One Angry Gamer reports that Syaf posted on Facebook saying, “My career is over now. It’s the consequence what I did, and I take it. Please no more mockery, debat, no more hate. I hope all in peace.

In this last chance, I want to tell you the true meaning of the numbers, 212 and QS 5:51. It is number of JUSTICE. It is number of LOVE. My love to Holy Qur’an…my love to the last prophet, the Messenger…my love to ALLAH, The One God.

My apologize for all the noise. Good bye, May God bless you all. I love all of you.”

His Facebook page has now been deleted. As too, it seems, is his career.

For more about the hidden messages, you can read Robert Spencer's article here.

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commented 2017-04-17 04:20:25 -0400
Now where are the leftists that love to complain about dog whistling?
commented 2017-04-13 20:24:42 -0400
How is that crap about love what those verses mean? Didn’t he even read them? He is against Christians, Jews, and every one who is not a Muslim for that mater. Islam is friend to only Islam. And they even abuse and kill each other (mostly women and girls) in the name of allahah.
commented 2017-04-13 01:29:58 -0400
On the subject of Marvel (but not this X-Men comic), last night’s “Agents of SHIELD” episode (“Identity and Change”) had the Nazi-like Hydra organization having a meeting where the host ended by saying "We will make society great again!”, followed by a “Hail Hydra” response-chant from the attendees. Even my son picked up that this was a veiled attempt at linking the Trump “Make America Great Again” slogan with a Nazi-like organization.
Sadly, I think we’ll be seeing more of these kinds of links in the future. Sigh.
commented 2017-04-12 20:17:46 -0400
Bravo, Marvel Comics. If only others showed such integrity as opposed to Islamophile cowardice.
commented 2017-04-12 19:00:33 -0400
Thankfully this was not Canada. One of our Lieberal Courts under direction of Jihadi Justin would have reinstated his employment with back pay and damages. That before Justin appoints him to cabinet!
commented 2017-04-12 18:23:34 -0400
Jack Pallance that was a great time to be comic lover.
commented 2017-04-12 18:23:00 -0400
Good to see, maybe some hope for Marvel. So tired of everything being taken over by SJW insanity.
commented 2017-04-12 17:32:56 -0400
I’m not convinced that Marvel didn’t know. Maybe they just want to boost their sales.
commented 2017-04-12 17:04:48 -0400
What was a Muslim doing working for the publishers of a Comic Book?

The Muslim idea of fun is, skinning Dogs alive and having sex with unborn Baby’s, cut from their mothers Stomach. They then have sex with the Mother, be she live or dead, they are not fussy.

Source for the above statement, The Rebel.
commented 2017-04-12 17:01:51 -0400
I haven’t really read any new stuff from Marvel, but reading all that I missed in the 80s with the xmen series. Great stuff.
commented 2017-04-12 16:59:59 -0400
Must be one of the moderate muzzies

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2017-04-12 16:38:49 -0400
“Marvel comics has fired artist Ardian Syaf after reports that he inserted anti-Semitic and anti-Christian messages in the X-men comic Gold.”

Fired, that’s it? No charges laid?
commented 2017-04-12 16:14:37 -0400
Hopefully, upon his return to Indonesian he will make a boo-boo and someone will call him a blasphemer. Not only will his career be shot, he may end up being shot.

He could always stay in North America and enter the draw Mohammed contest. At least here he would receive protection.

Peace be upon him.

Thumbs up to Marvel. I hope Marvel will now be able to withstand the cries of “Islamophobia” for firing him.
commented 2017-04-12 16:10:07 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,133 Attacks, 213,156 Killed, 294,683 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-04-12 15:58:17 -0400
Hopefully he’ll resume his career in Iran or Saudi Arabia. B-bye.
commented 2017-04-12 15:39:14 -0400
My impression of Marvel has been boosted some. Finally, some kick back from the sensible people.