Muslim Comic Book Heroine Saves San Francisco From Anti-Islam Ads

Comic book heroine Ms. Marvel, also known as Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan, brought her shape-shifting superpowers into the real world as part of a grassroots response to anti-Islamic ads on San Francisco buses. American Freedom Defense Initiative, identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extremist anti-Muslim hate group, purchased 50 controversial ads on San Francisco Muni buses equating Islam with Nazism. Street artists challenged the ads by adding triumphant images of Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel alongside new messages including, "Calling all Bigotry Busters," "Stamp out Racism," "Free speech isn't a license to spread hate," "Islamophobia hurts us all," and "Racist," complete with red hearts for punctuation.

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