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Muslim comic series aims to break through in US
AP ^ | 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-Mutawa’s 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, it’s evidence that tales like his are needed to counter hardline, intolerant ideologies of all stripes.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; islam; muslims

1 posted on 10/13/2011 8:57:15 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

“I just flew in from Mecca and BOY, is my camel tired.”


2 posted on 10/13/2011 8:59:25 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The words “muslim” and “comic” don’t work in the same sentence.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 8:59:42 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

APander strikes again.

This has FAIL written all over it.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 9:00:29 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: ConservativeStatement
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.

5 posted on 10/13/2011 9:02:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lemme guess, the opening line goes something like this:
“So, I was beheading this infidel the other day...”


6 posted on 10/13/2011 9:03:31 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ConservativeStatement

B-b-but we already HAVE plenty of toilet paper!!!


7 posted on 10/13/2011 9:03:44 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: ConservativeStatement
it’s evidence that tales like his are needed to counter hardline, intolerant ideologies of all stripes No 9/11 pretty much did it for me.
8 posted on 10/13/2011 9:05:22 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ConservativeStatement
I THOUGHT THIS WAS PRETTY FUNNY....


10 posted on 10/13/2011 9:09:04 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Army Air Corps

Imagine if it becomes a TV series? “Chico and the Mullah,” “My Three Sunnis” or maybe “Mustafa the Menace”?


11 posted on 10/13/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

So this goat was stuck in a fence.....


12 posted on 10/13/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Superpowers?

Exploding Belt Buckles
Can cloth women with their eyes
Can leap swine herds in a single bound
Faster than rapidly expanding gases & shrapnel


13 posted on 10/13/2011 9:15:45 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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14 posted on 10/13/2011 9:19:19 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess he won’t be a suicide bomber. Issue #1 - The End.


15 posted on 10/13/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Azeem

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.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433116/


16 posted on 10/13/2011 9:26:02 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: ConservativeStatement

Since when can evil be comical?


17 posted on 10/13/2011 9:31:27 AM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Someone needs to remind Naif and the AP that the terrorists don't scream “Walla walla Washington” while committing their acts of murder.
18 posted on 10/13/2011 9:43:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: greenhornet68
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...."

19 posted on 10/13/2011 9:57:15 AM PDT by Ole Okie (Drill, baby, drill!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So a Mujahid, an Ulama, and 77 virgins walk into a bar...


20 posted on 10/13/2011 10:15:37 AM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are you Jewish?

Yes!

BLAM!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!


Are you American?

Yes!

BLAM!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!



21 posted on 10/13/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Imagine if it becomes a TV series? “Chico and the Mullah,” “My Three Sunnis” or maybe “Mustafa the Menace”?

Other failed muslim pilots:


22 posted on 10/13/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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The possibilities are endless. “Mohammad in the Middle,” “The Fresh Prince of Saudi Arabia,” “My Favorite Mullah,” “I Dream of 72 Virgins.”
23 posted on 10/13/2011 5:13:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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