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The Burka Avenger is a new type of hero

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Entertainment News | Monday August 5 2013 13:49

The Burka Avenger is a new type of hero

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A new superhero out of Pakistan - the Burka Avenger.

The Muslim hero cartoon character promotes education and fights bad guys.

CNN reports her creator, pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid, says she doesn't wear the burka because she is oppressed - she uses it like super-heroes do, to hide her identity.

"She stands for all the good things of Islam, and what the real Islamic values.

"Which is equality, women's rights, educations and peace, rather than the way Islam has been hijacked by radical elements."

The cartoon premiered last month in Pakistan and already has 20,000 Facebook fans, her own phone games, sound track and t-shirts.

Photo: Aaron Haroon Rashid, one of Pakistan's biggest pop stars (right) poses with his team at the press presentation of cartoon show Burka Avenger (Getty Images)

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