They are usually depicted as enemies of the X-Men. A force of Christian fundamentalists led by the ruthless Reverend William Stryker , the Purifiers see themselves in a holy war against mutants, believing them to be the children of the Devil and thus worthy of extermination. The Purifiers made only sporadic appearances since their first appearance, but returned to prominence in the s, when they became prominent antagonists in the series New X-Men and X-Force , and played a major role in the - crossover storyline X-Men: Messiah Complex. The Purifiers appear in the television series The Gifted as antagonists to the mutants, although not a wide organization like the comics. William Stryker in his plans to annihilate the mutant race. The Purifiers work to fulfill many of Stryker's goals, abducting Professor X and several of the X-Men, killing mutant children, and defending Stryker's church against the X-Men and Magneto. Eventually, one of the guards, horrified that Stryker would attempt to kill the young mutant Kitty Pryde , shoots the secular fraud of a "pastor" and ends his genocidal plans. With Stryker arrested and sent to prison, the Purifiers disband in his absence.
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While the X-Men often find themselves facing down powerful mutant threats to save the world, it's important not to overlook the dangers humanity can pose to mutants as well. This can be accounted for by some solo supervillains with grudges against mutantkind, but the biggest example of this threat is the numerous anti-mutant hate groups that have formed over the years. We previously discussed some of the worst things humans have done to mutants, and a lot of these anti-mutant hate groups popped up, so today we are going to take a closer look at these groups, their leaders and members, and how they've impacted the mutant community over the years. Creed was actually the human son of two mutants, Sabretooth and Mystique, which is likely part of the reason he first formed the Friends of Humanity. It's interesting that this bigoted militia is actually the tamest anti-mutant group, but as each group further radicalizes and becomes more extreme in their actions, that is to be expected. Creed would use the FOH to support his run for President on an anti-mutant campaign, though he would be assassinated by Mystique before taking office.
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The issue, drawn by Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf, was blasted by readers from numerous countries over the weekend after the references were discovered. 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. This shouldn't be allowed. The verse in question? Marvel released a statement to ComicBook. 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.
An artist who allegedly inserted political and religious messages into an X-Men spinoff comic has apologised, saying his career is over after fans complained about background images in the first issue of X-Men: Gold containing apparent antisemitic and anti-Christian references. On Saturday, publisher Marvel said it would remove the artwork from future versions after readers in Indonesia claimed that some images contained coded messages referring to political and religious tensions in the country. They alleged Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf had sneaked in references to hardline Islamist opposition to Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the first Christian governor of the Indonesian capital in half a century. He later apologised for the statement. Syaf denied the illustrations promoted religious intolerance. It is number of LOVE.