September 22, 2014

Go figure: Arab comics creator creates wholesome Muslim superheroes, gets fatwa declared on him

Religion of Peace update: the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and the ministry of Islamic affairs in Kuwait issued a fatwa against Naif Al-Mutawa, creator of The 99, a comicbook team of Muslim superheroes.

Al-Mutawa notes:

This accusation opened up a Pandoraís box and led to an avalanche of extremists each trying to outdo one another. It led to fatwas and more recently death threats from Twitter accounts linked to ISIL and Al Qaeda.

This is what the Muslim world needs -- real moderates like Al-Mutawa, and more people to support him against the likes of ISIL and al-Qaeda barbarians.

Posted by Hube at September 22, 2014 09:44 AM | TrackBack

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"In fact, THE 99 has been approved by the ministries of information in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait"

So why is this other ministry saying different???

"And as I sat in the audience I couldnít help wonder should those lyrics have been changed? Should I have protested against them? Isnít someone trying to cut off my head because they donít like the way I think?"
In an age where people are getting censored and abused just for believing in standards and ethics in vidya journalism, or believeing in anything really, this quote is especially relevant

Posted by: Starfire at September 22, 2014 10:50 AM

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