July 27th, 2013
12:33 PM ET

'Burka Avenger' to take fight to extremists

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Remember Malala Yousafzai? She's the 16-year-old Pakistani who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education. But she bravely recovered to continue her fight. Well, she has another ally now – another super girl, like her.

Meet “The Burka Avenger,” a new animated series that debuts on Pakistani TV next month.

The hero is a young girl. She wears the burka not as a sign of oppression, but as a ninja-style costume to keep her identity secret. Each episode has a moral payoff as she uses her karate skills to fight off corrupt politicians and evil magicians (or, the Taliban, it seems).

The series has the backing of top Pakistani singers, who perform in each episode.

It is said that women are the stealth reformers of Islam. In Pakistan, now they have the help of the Burka Avenger.

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Topics: Islam • Pakistan • Taliban

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  1. Thomas H. Greco

    If she was doing that in the USA she would be apprehended for terrorism.
    Our politicians are protected!

    July 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Good posting, Thomas. How true that rings!

      July 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • Sean B.

      ...who, the girl speaking out about standing up to religious extremism or the animated character? Either way, you're nuts.

      July 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  2. George patton

    let's all hope muslim Kick-Ass character turns heat on damn taliban, not encourages Taliban to attack non-muslim countries.

    July 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Could this "Burka Avenger" be another C.I.A. invention created in order to subvert the Pakistanis and spread more Western propaganda throughout the Muslim world? It certainly appears that way! Even a simple moron should know by now never to put anything past the C.I.A.! Until the day comes when all the Muslims in the world cease to chant "Allahu Akbar" and start chanting "Allahu Akbar, Washingtonhu Akbarer", the right-wingers in Washington just won't be happy!!!

      July 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • George patton

        who are these right-wing anti-muslim Washington people, can you name a few?

        July 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm |
      • George patton

        Yes I can, Phunnie boy. Barack Obama, Michele Bachmann, Sen. Forbes, John Boehner, James Inhofe, and the list goes on and on and on...............

        July 28, 2013 at 9:18 am |
      • George patton

        By the way Phunnie boy, I forgot to mention James Clapper. There are just too many of these clowns to mention here!!!

        July 28, 2013 at 9:34 am |
      • Sean B.

        Remove tin foil attire and seek mental health counseling immediately

        July 28, 2013 at 10:21 am |
      • Trooper

        Patton, I follow your posts and let me say the real Gen Patton would be ashamed of your anti-American BS. Have you ever left your couch and served your country, if so was it in a combat duty or pushing papers? PS, just as all Christians are not crazy KKK anti-everyone different nut jobs, all Muslims are not terrorists. Grow up

        July 29, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
  3. JAL

    How about "big brother" vs "little sister". A girl with a cell phone can be a powerful thing.

    July 28, 2013 at 7:01 am | Reply
  4. Mysticy

    The little girl would be apprehended ! :O
    Strange! I wonder why you didn't think about the likes of Iron Man. Remember "Dark Justice" by your theory he would have been hanged

    July 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  5. j. von hettlingen

    Burka Avenger is just an animated figure! I want to see a real person in action!

    July 29, 2013 at 3:31 am | Reply
    • Humayun Iftikhar

      If you have not been living under a rock lately, I presume you have heard of Malala Yusufzai.

      August 30, 2013 at 5:42 am | Reply
  6. Towel Heads

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    July 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Is that right, Phunnie boy? It appears that you don't like Muslims very much but then again, Barack Obama doesn't either!

      July 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  7. Rush

    this is pretty retarded.

    July 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  8. Sam

    India has a new supergirl called "Self Respect Girl" who will fight to free Burkha Avenger from her burkha and thus freeing her from religious atrocity and a backward society.

    July 30, 2013 at 6:24 am | Reply
    • Aaloo

      It will be much better if the "Self Respect Girl" fights against the rapists in India and thus freeing the Indian girls from the desperate and frustrated men in every corner of India.

      July 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
      • ainee

        I agree wid u Aaalo ... Girls r more protected in Pakistan as compared to India.... they should betr work o8 4 their Girls

        July 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  9. She

    She should take off that stupid Burka at the end of each episode and expose a hot bikini and say, "Suck it you Islamic fools!!!".

    July 31, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      She, judging by what you posted above, one would take you for a Tea Partier since that's the way their tiny minds run. Are you one of them by some chance, She? It certainly appears that way.

      July 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Reply

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