If you're a blogger who thinks the MS. MARVEL comic is in any way disrespectful to 9/11 families, please check to see if you're an idiot.
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) March 31, 2014
Sigh. Once again, he's apologizing for the product as though he were required to, and worse, he's insulting people he doesn't agree with. And he sure likes calling people he doesn't agree with "idiots", doesn't he. Truly disgusting. He hasn't even provided any explanation why it wouldn't be disrespectful to 9-11 families, or even to victims of honor murders.
Challenging question now: has he ever communicated with a]members of the 9-11 Families for a Safe & Strong America organization like Tim Sumner and Debra Burlingame, b]Israeli victims of terror and their relatives like Stephen Flatow, c]survivors of the bloodbath by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, d]families of victims of the terrorist bombing in Boston and e]former Muslims like Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat and Bosch Fawstin? Has he ever asked them what they think?
Has ever even contributed to the funding of a memorial for victims of honor murders like Aqsa Parvez? Did he ever take part in protesting the mosque that almost got built at Ground Zero? Has he ever researched any of the verses in the Koran calling for jihad against infidels, like Sura 9:5, and also Sura 5:51, which demonizes Jews and Christians? Come to think of it, has he ever even offered somebody who went through such terrible incidents a hug and said "I love and care about you"? Not from what I can tell. And if he won't speak to them and ask what they all think, then I'm not sure why we're supposed to listen to Slott. He's already long proven himself as awful a speaker on politics as he is a writer. And for a man who says he's of Jewish background, he sure hasn't done much to prove he really honors it.
I would note that there's people out there shattered by the terrible experience of 9-11 who care about victims of Islamic honor murders. And there's former Muslims, survivors of Islamic upbringings out there, who care about victims of 9-11 too. What about Slott? Does he care about both groups?
Since we're on the subject, I should also note that Burlingame recently voiced offense at a movie called Non-stop, which did something hitherto thought impossible: it insulted 9-11 families. If survivors of 9-11 can comment on offensive movies, how long is it going to be before they start commenting on comic books with potentially offensive themes? How long before one shows up and voices distaste in a comic that whitewashes the very religion that encouraged violence against their beloved? Slott would do well to think about that, and not assume that because comics are all but under the radar, nobody will take notice. Just because it didn't happen today doesn't mean it won't happen tomorrow.
Once again, Slott's proven himself a major disappointment, by acting as apologist for other bad products in the comics medium, and using insulting language instead of civil discourse.
Update: here he goes again:
A simple truth: "Muslim" does NOT equal "terrorist." Any blogger preaching the opposite of that is on the wrong side of history.
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) April 1, 2014
There may be moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam, and he's blatantly ignoring the history of the Caliphate. I suppose he also thinks "communist" doesn't equal "totalitarian belief system"? He's also letting everyone know he despises bloggers. This is why he'll never truly be a star.