X-Men, Mutants, Muslims, Surah 9:5 and Islamophobia
Ironically, I have recently discovered a new X-Men character developed called "Dust", Dust is an adolescent Sunni Muslim girl who possesses the mutant power to turn herself into a sand-like substance. Born in Afghanistan, Sooraya is kidnapped by a slave-trading ring after she is separated from her mother. While one of her slavers tries to remove her niqāb, she instinctively lashes out with her powers and flays them all alive with her dust form before passing out. She is subsequently discovered and rescued by Wolverine and Fantomex. Wolverine takes her to the X-Corps base in India. Sooraya hides herself from the X-Men stationed there by turning into sand and spreading herself around the complex. Phoenix senses Sooraya’s presence and telepathically convinces her to reveal herself to everyone present. Sooraya reforms and announces her presence by speaking a single word: Turaab (Arabic for dust).
There is another DC Comics character called "The Janissary" (Selma Tolon)...Selma Tolon was a Turkish doctor working with a Turkish relief group: The Red Crescent. When a terrible earthquake happened, she went to the disaster scene for help. Falling into a hole opened because of the earth-quake, she found the artifacts hidden by the wizard Merlin after the defeat of Sultan Suleiman the Great by a demon called Etrigan ages ago.
She carries the Eternity Book of the wizard Merlin, which helps her to cast magical spells, but she has not mastered the use of it yet. She also wields the mystical scimitar of the Sultan Suleiman the Great. (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman - an old Ottoman empire) These artifacts have given her great strength, stamina, fighting powers and ability to fly.
I wonder what other new characters there will be featuring Muslims.