Sep 27 2010
And guess who inspired it? Promoter says it was Barack Obama’s effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address.(And in nearly every speech since)
(I was thinking maybe this isn’t such a bad idea, until I learned what inspired it. Everything for the Muslim world, nothing for Judeo-Christian world that IS America)
Washington Post The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder.
Snyder says he was inspired by President Barack Obama‘s effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address. Last month, Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet their Syrian peers, and one of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for the new superhero. (What, no beheaded Muslim superhero?)
The Open Hands Initiative was launched last November to respond to Obama’s offer to the Muslim world in his inaugural address to “extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” (And we see how well that’s worked out)