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Muslim comic series aims to break through in US
| October 13, 2011
Posted on 10/13/2011 8:57:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
DETROIT Comic book fans might call it a great origin story: In the aftermath of 9/11, a Muslim man creates a comic book series, "The 99," inspired by the principles of his faith. It builds a global audience and investors contribute millions for it to continue and expand.
In two vastly different cultures, Naif Al-Mutawas tale hits a few roadblocks "villains" if you will: Censorship from Saudi Arabia, home to the main Muslim holy sites; in the United States, a struggle to build an audience where free expression has been hampered by a post-9/11 rise in suspicion and scrutiny of all things Islamic.
For Al-Mutawa, its evidence that tales like his are needed to counter hardline, intolerant ideologies of all stripes.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; islam; muslims
“I just flew in from Mecca and BOY, is my camel tired.”
posted on 10/13/2011 8:59:25 AM PDT
(You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
The words “muslim” and “comic” don’t work in the same sentence.
posted on 10/13/2011 8:59:42 AM PDT
(If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
APander strikes again.
This has FAIL written all over it.
I read a story about this comic book being rolled out in the US a year ago.
I guess it wasn't successful, so AP is giving it another shot.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:02:02 AM PDT
Lemme guess, the opening line goes something like this:
“So, I was beheading this infidel the other day...”
posted on 10/13/2011 9:03:31 AM PDT
by Army Air Corps
(Four fried chickens and a coke)
B-b-but we already HAVE plenty of toilet paper!!!
posted on 10/13/2011 9:03:44 AM PDT
("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
its evidence that tales like his are needed to counter hardline, intolerant ideologies of all stripes No 9/11 pretty much did it for me.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:05:22 AM PDT
(I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
How many different ways can you do “I KEEL you!!!” in comicbook form?
Sounds like a lack of source material, as well as a lack of comic value.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS PRETTY FUNNY....
posted on 10/13/2011 9:09:04 AM PDT
To: Army Air Corps
Imagine if it becomes a TV series? “Chico and the Mullah,” “My Three Sunnis” or maybe “Mustafa the Menace”?
So this goat was stuck in a fence.....
posted on 10/13/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT
Exploding Belt Buckles
Can cloth women with their eyes
Can leap swine herds in a single bound
Faster than rapidly expanding gases & shrapnel
posted on 10/13/2011 9:15:45 AM PDT
by Tenacious 1
(Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
posted on 10/13/2011 9:19:19 AM PDT
I guess he won’t be a suicide bomber. Issue #1 - The End.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT
(There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
Since when can evil be comical?
posted on 10/13/2011 9:31:27 AM PDT
(Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
Someone needs to remind Naif and the AP that the terrorists don't scream “Walla walla Washington” while committing their acts of murder.
posted on 10/13/2011 9:43:58 AM PDT
(You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.
We can almost be certain their jokes don't start out with "A priest, a rabbi, and a mullah were in a bar...."
posted on 10/13/2011 9:57:15 AM PDT
by Ole Okie
(Drill, baby, drill!)
So a Mujahid, an Ulama, and 77 virgins walk into a bar...
posted on 10/13/2011 10:15:37 AM PDT
(Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
Are you Jewish?
Are you American?
posted on 10/13/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT
(Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
Imagine if it becomes a TV series? Chico and the Mullah, My Three Sunnis or maybe Mustafa the Menace?
Other failed muslim pilots:
- "Fatwah Knows Best"
- "Jihad Joe" (A Real Anti-American Hero)
- "I Dream of Jihadi"
- "My Mullah The Car"
- "Allah in the Family"
- "My Favorite Martyr"
- "It's Always Bloody In Infidelphia"
- "Have Bomb, Will Travel"
- "The Sunni and Sharia Show"
- "Sharia Law & Orders"
- "Hate is Enough"
- "Degrading Women"
- "Who Wants To Be A Martyr?"
posted on 10/13/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT
(Who is John Galt?)
The possibilities are endless. “Mohammad in the Middle,” “The Fresh Prince of Saudi Arabia,” “My Favorite Mullah,” “I Dream of 72 Virgins.”
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