All around us, multiculturalism and diversity is being shoved down our throats to the point that it’s become suffocating, and the latest example is with the popular kids show, Sesame Street. The show’s creators decided to give it an “Islamic” makeover, and what happened after is quite interesting.
For those of us familiar with Islam, we know that the last thing it does both as a religion and a culture is empower women. After all, in nations run by Islamic regimes, women aren’t allowed to drive cars, speak to men, or even show their skin in public. That’s not to mention, women have their genitals mutated to take away any pleasure they may receive from sex.
In other words, women are to be seen and not heard, and according to Islam, they only exist for the purpose of procreation. With that in mind, for the creators of Sesame Street to invent a character that’s a feminist from Afghanistan isn’t only ridiculous, but it ignores the brutal tenets of Islam that systematically oppress women.
And don’t think people didn’t take notice.
— DreadCrash (@DreadCrash) April 7, 2016
@sesamestreet Just make sure she doesn't drive, go to school or show her uncovered hair in public b
— Glenn Brown (@RandomHero30) April 7, 2016
— Jason Awesomeberg (@jawesomeberg) April 7, 2016
— Rusty Shackleford (@NinjaDragonFart) April 7, 2016
@sesamestreet This is the reason I don't let my kid watch this liberal trash. Just a question; what's grover, Elmo or oscars nationality?
— Sal DiBenedetto (@Benzo630) April 7, 2016
You get the idea.
According to the show’s creators, Zara, a hijab-wearing Afghani feminist, will focus on teaching “girls’ empowerment, national identity, physical health and social and emotional wellbeing,” a press release stated.
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) April 7, 2016
“Sesame Street has done more to educate and entertain than any other children’s program in Afghanistan,” said Saad Mohseni, the president of the MOBY group, which focuses on airing TV for Afghani children. “We are especially delighted about the introduction of Zari to Baghch-e-Simsim, which reflects Sesame’s commitment to the country and the show’s positive impact here.”
Interesting, to say the least. Wonder when they plan on rolling out a white Christian from Egypt, or maybe a Jew from Israel?
There’s a better chance of finding life on the moon.