Marvel Addresses Artist Who Snuck Anti-Semitic Symbolism Into X-Men Comic
Marvel Anti-Semitism
(Last Updated On: April 9, 2017)

In X-Men: Gold #1, artist Ardian Syaf managed to establish some anti-Semitic and anti-Christian symbolism into several panels, including the numbers 212 and 51, which refer to a verse in the Qur’an of Al Maidah 5: 51.

According to Bleeding Cool, the verse states…

“O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are, in fact, allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is one of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

The 212 refers to an Indonesian protest against a Christian governor in the region. Ardian Syaf attended the protest.

Syaf then featured symbolism for “Jew”, “212” and “51” several times throughout the X-Men comic book, including when Jewish character Kitty Pryde addresses a crowd outside where the numbers are clearly visible.

There’s also a panel where Colossus has a shirt that reads “QS 5:51”, which refers to the Qur’an, chapter and verse about the anti-Christian and anti-Semitic sentiments.

The symbolism wasn’t easy to find but dedicated comic book fans and religiously adept readers spotted it. It even made its way into Facebook conversations.

Eventually Marvel was made aware of the issue, and people explained what the symbolism meant, since those who aren’t familiar with the Qur’an would never have been able to spot the connection.

Marvel did respond to the incident, and Bleeding Cool posted up how they dealt with the situation, where it was stated on April 8th, 2017…

“The mentioned artwork in X-Men Gold #1 was inserted without knowledge behind its reported meanings. These implied references do not reflect the views of the writer, editors or anyone else at Marvel and are in direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation. This artwork will be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks and disciplinary action is being taken.”

This incident arrived shortly after a Marvel executive had to acknowledge that comic book sales were down after they tried to poorly shoehorn in identity politics from the Social Justice Warriors’ ideology, as well as trying to force in stories based on extremist principles from regressive liberals.

The average comic book reader did not take kindly to seeing some of their favorite heroes being used as a sounding board for propaganda and SJW pandering, thus their comic book line tanked badly. They promised that they would return their classic heroes (and hopefully increase the quality of the writing) when they launch a new series of comic books this upcoming fall, where they will abandon some SJW talking points in the more mainline series.

As proven with the closure of Comics Alliance – a site that tried focusing mostly on identity politics in gaming and SJW talking points – it just wasn’t something that was profitable since SJWs aren’t a majority and – based on the sales of SJW-centric goods – they don’t buy products in the market that they complain about on social media.

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  • Phasmatis75

    Sounds rather Islamophobic Marvel, you sure you want to take such a stand?

    It’s fun watch these people cannibalize themselves. Also called it on their artists and writers being unable to stop jamming their politics into their material.

  • Brice

    So, he supports muslims?
    Sorry, I’m confused.

    • He supports Muslims who are anti-Semite and anti-Christian.

      • Brice

        Oh, thanks for the answer. He only commited a career suicide.

  • LurkerJK

    I knew they couldnt just flip the social justice switch off, they need a purge or they are dead

  • fnd

    Illuminatti, masonic, mind-control, children abuse and anti-christian symbolism is been around for decades in the entertainment industries, but somehow when a rogue agent plant some kind of symbolism not approved by the higher ups, suddenly swift action is taken. Frankly i have seen worse shit made by entertainment moguls that usually scoff at symbolism criticism as the work of conspiracy loonies.

    • Sure but Marvel had to act swiftly otherwise the MSM would have headlines up Monday saying:

      “Breaking: Marvel Uses Comics To Spread Anti-Semitism”

      • fnd

        Of course, because the MSM never come with headlines exposing the approved elite symbolism, or if they do come with a headline, it is mostly positive coverage about the latest shallow surface SJW symbolism.

        • That is true.

          I suppose it depends on when it serves their agenda, like with PewDiePie they were quick to do everything in their power to try to de-fund him by going the whole anti-Semite route.

  • Mr.Towel

    For all those Yokaa Laylee supporters out there…

    How much do you want to bet that “disciplinary action” doesn’t involve any firing?

    • Brian Chitwood

      Well this comment didn’t age well.

      • Mr.Towel

        Yep, it didn’t

        Crows are tastier than you may imagine though.

  • Goodgrief

    As a christian, I am not offended at this. My issue is that in places like canada you can be arrested for making anti-islamic comments. This insanity is only going to get worse.

    • A Canadian

      I totally agree with you about Canada: an imam visiting Montreal called for the murder of Jews, and it’s now against the law to complain about it because that’s “islamophobia.”

    • fnd

      If you don’t take offense, someone is going to take offense for you.

  • anopolis

    well that artist fella sounds like a total sweetheart…lovely. Not an asshole at all.

  • RichardGristle

    Wait a minute… It “doesn’t reflect the views of anyone at Marvel” yet “disciplinary action is being taken”?

    What kind of flimsy shit is that? Either lie and say it was a coincidence and don’t do anything, or just fucking admit that one of your artists is a piece of trash.

    This company is such shit.

    • fnd

      Remember: only Illuminatti and anti-christian symbolism is permitted for these guys. When you criticize the jews, you cross a line.

    • Brian Chitwood

      “…or anyone else at Marvel.” They’re saying that the actions of this artist were his and his alone.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Send the scum home if they don’t like it in the west.

    Not that it’s possible in the uk. We have a muslim mayor of London, for goodness sake! Quoted as saying “moderate muslims are uncle toms.” and “Terrorism is just part and parcel of living in a big city.”

    The shitbags are here to stay for us.

    • SevTheBear
      • RichardGristle


        • SevTheBear

          When google unshackles Deepmind and it sees how moronic the world is

        • LurkerJK

          Tay never died, she is just sleeping in a 4chan server somewhere, just waiting for the right moment

      • Migi

        People won’t admit it, but if we want peace with Islam it would have to be a war off Total annihilation.

        • Gozu Tennoh

          The alawites aren’t so bad but all the others would have to go.

          • Migi

            Alawites are Shia muslims, And considering Assad is part of the Alawite tribe i’d say it can go to hell with the rest.

            Seriously Islam wouldn’t be such a problem if it modernized like christianity did but they just refuse to get rid of old age practices.

          • ChuckNoland

            The problem is that even if there is a Muslim equivalent to Martin Luther, he would be decapitated before he could nail anything to a mosque door.

          • Migi

            I do have to say that some black folks never learned anything from Martin Luther, Considering he preached for full equality while black youths are now fighting for entitlements on Campus and segregation.

          • black youths are now fighting for entitlements on Campus and segregation.

            I never thought I would see the day where minorities would be pushing for racial segregation, after so many people fought, suffered, and died to have racial equality rights. Idiots.

          • Brian Chitwood

            Wrong Martin Luther.

          • Migi

            Thanks for the correction, I changed it now. I tend to type fast and for the most times never proofread it.

        • SevTheBear

          Well we could see a 3 Crusade if that is what you mean

          • Migi

            That’s most likely the only way we might get back sanity in this world. it’s When muslims become the majority when they become a danger and start to impose their dangerous believes and they are outbreeding us.

            I’m not for war but sometimes it become unavoidable and the world shows right now that the most intolerant are gaining more power because we stood by idle.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        If only

        • SevTheBear

          Time will tell. But we are getting a WW3 at some point

      • LurkerJK

        Its sad to say, but i’m pretty sure it is going to go that way eventually

        they pushed the pendulum so far left that its going to go very far right before stabilizing

        • SevTheBear

          Yeah it’s gonna get messy

    • mikebrand83

      We have a muslim mayor of London, for goodness sake! Quoted as saying “moderate muslims are uncle toms.” and “Terrorism is just part and parcel of living in a big city.”

      The latter quote I’ve heard about him saying, but the former sounds like the kind of “quote” the regressive left routinely make up (by taking people’s words completely out of context) to character attack anyone to their political right… Then I looked it up, and it turns out he really did say it in that context.

      Got to love the regressive left and the bedfellows they choose to sleep with.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        Crazy, isn’t it?

        If anyone else would have said this they’d have trouble finding a job at tesco but this foul cretin is now the mayor!

  • Disqusted

    Have to wonder how many tiny references like this have been slipping through the whole time.

    • RichardGristle

      Now think of that on a grander scale. Every movie, show, song, or advertisement you may have experienced.

      • This is unrelated to the topic, but it’s kind of the same thing when it comes to ideologies and messages being injected into entertainment media:

        Ever since I was red-pilled, I wised up and saw propaganda virtually everywhere, specially in the sectors you mentioned. I’m a rational and reasonable person, so this isn’t even me overreacting, it’s genuinely the case, and other boys/men who have been red-pilled see exactly what I see.

        The red pill has made me realize how anti-men the mainstream media, news media academia, politics, entertainment media and society really is. It’s gotten 100 times worse in the last 3-4 years.

        In mainstream entertainment media, everything is pandered to and catered to towards women. Be it movies, magazines, films, adverts, commercials, TV Shows, etc.

        Whilst I don’t have a problem with medium that’s catered towards women, the problem I do have however is that any medium that tries to cater to men, or any medium that doesn’t cater to women is immediately labelled as “sexist”, “misogynist” and “discrimination against women” and therefore has to be banned. And the feminists/SJWs who are screaming and doing the banning are the ones who are supposedly for “diversity” and “inclusiveness”.

        That’s why I don’t watch mainstream TV or movies much anymore. Instead, I go onto the Internet to see and watch things I like. I really don’t take kindly to switching on mainstream TV and being told that men are useless, idiots, oafs and morons and how women are perfect.

        • Gozu Tennoh

          Masculinity is the driving force behind all human civilization. You cant oppress a man for long before he fights and overthrows. By making it bad to be manly you create a lesser population that takes pride in following.

          Just the way people in power like it.

          • You’d think that by the ridiculous level of misandry the MSM and entertainment media are spewing, things would change fast.

            But it’s not. Instead, endless white knight gynocentric retards keep on defending it and keep saying “oh but women have it so bad, let them have it” or “man up” to men who speak up about it.

            It would be funny if a white knight/male feminist cuck got screwed over by his ex-wife in the divorce and child custody courts, losing the house, money and kids. I’ll be the first to say “man up” and laugh in his face if he complains about it.

    • Countless…. I presume.

      Hate can’t barter merit from a public podium; but no quarter is fettered for subtext.

    • LurkerJK

      Its not new, what is new is that readers now have ZERO TOLERANCE for it, which it great to see but i can imagine going off rails quickly

      To be honest i do not think they have any chance to turn the clock back, they will have more luck setting the whole thing on fire, rebooting everything with new writers and starting from a scratch rebuilding their audience

  • Migi

    that’s what you get when you tolerate the intolerant. You just have to look at the news and you’ll see how intolerant muslims are.

    • EroBotan

      and too make things worse, this one is a moderate islam … it’s scary how the moderate ones are already pretty crazy.

      • lol, just like “moderate” BLM members and “moderate” feminists

        Same goals, the difference being they’re polite

        • EroBotan

          they also won’t kill anyone, though i’m pretty sure they’re throwing a celebration every time a radical kills infidels.

        • Migi

          screaming moderate is kinda like a cloak to get away with murder.

          • Precisely. How many times have you seen BLM and feminists say “oh the radicals are just a tiny minority”? Nothing more than just a cloak to get away with the shit they do, because you never see these “moderates” speak out against the radicals.

      • Migi

        The true moderate muslims are way below on the radar. Ben Shapiro poll showed that the true moderate’s are silent.

        My biggest fear is that they are outbreeding western natives so that would mean they will seize power eventually. I doubt well be treated as equals when that happens.

        Kinda makes me happy that i’ll be dead when that day comes.

        • EroBotan

          i agree, from what i read about stuff in malaysia & indonesia, infidels are kinda like second class citizen, like the government tend to turn a blind eye when some moslems burn churces/vihara, also blasphemy law which often used to jails infidels.

          • Migi

            it’s hypocritical that We aren’t allowed to do something about our muslim problem, yet they are allowed to commit Genocide and everybody in the west keeps their mouth shut. immigrants keeps flowing into europe and we can barely send em back yet Saudi arabia refuses to house Christians cause it ain’t compatible with their muslim value’s.

          • EroBotan

            yeah, i’m amazed with how stupid the politicians in the west are … and i’m definitely angry seeing these moslem oppressors are treated like a VIP citizens and in quite a lot of cases can even get away freely even after doing rape and murder

  • They say it’s in “direct opposition of the inclusiveness of Marvel Comics and what the X-Men have stood for since their creation”, but I dunno – they were more than happy to pander to Muslims and SJWs before.

    As for removing the references, I don’t think they should’ve removed it. Let the references kill the sales, I say – that way they’ll know for certain their shit sucks.