This Muslim Comic Book Artist Says He Was Ousted From His Job By The JOOOOOOS
Renowned comic book publisher Marvel fired Indonesian comic artist Ardian Syaf on Wednesday for incorporating religious-based imagery in the second and third issues of X-Men: Gold. The artist included an image of an individual wearing a shirt that said "QS 5:51," referring to the following passage in the Qur'an:
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.
Syaf also included images of the words "212," which is a symbol of protest against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Amok.
Syaf also drew a Jewish character in front of a jewelry store, representing the old polemic that the Jews love money, jewelry, and diamonds.
In response to his firing, Syaf said the following:
But Marvel is owned by Disney. When Jews are offended, there is no mercy.
Clearly, he is simply a peaceful, inclusive individual who harbors no animosity for Jews.