‘Burka Avenger’ summons girl power to fight extremists

Posted on: 8:00 am, July 30, 2013, by , updated on: 11:14pm, July 29, 2013

Remember Malala Yousafzai? She’s the 16-year-old Pakistani who was shot by the Taliban tfor 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.