Arab Superwomen Fight Convention as Comics Draw New Middle East

By Salma El Wardany and Caroline Alexander - 2013-11-06T08:20:59Z

Image courtesy Deena Mohamed via Bloomberg

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Dressed in a long black hijab and armed with a stick, Qahera saves Laila from the comic strip's villians, wacking them over the knee caps before hanging them up by the scruffs of their necks outside a police station. Just moments earlier, Laila had sought help from an officer who castigated her for wearing inappropriate clothing -- trousers and a sweater.