Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What will this graphic novel called "Habibi" really be about?

There's a graphic novel set to debut on Sept. 20, 2011 called "Habibi" that, according to what's on this page from Comics Beat, is going to be "an exploration of Islamic culture". But challenging question now: from what angle? If this interview on UGO says anything, it won't be a good one:
UGO: What's Habibi about?

CRAIG: For lack of better description, it is like an Arabian Knights tale of my own making. There's this harem, and there's camels and all this action but there's also a love story between a prostitute and a eunuch. There's an awful lot of Islam in it. It started with this intent to explore the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and culture and architecture and geometric design and all of that, but it's somewhat of an examination of three Abraham based religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and focusing on Islam.

UGO: What got you interested in that?

CRAIG: Part of it is again an extension of my Fundamentalist Christian upbringing, and I wanted to explore the core of that even more. Maybe it is also a post 9/11 sort of examination. It is also more out of shame of being American than any attack on Islamic society. My initial intent was to humanize that society by understanding it better.
Okay, I think this is a sign that not all is well. The bizarre first sentence highlighted is the giveaway to the likely mistakes that'll be made. He also tells at the end that he's read the works of Karen Armstrong, shady figure that she is. So this may very well be a very bad graphic novel in the sense that it likely downplays the seriousness of the subject of the Religion of Peace.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one forces you to retain your American citizenship, Craig. Voluntarily renounce your citizenship and move Syria. I am sure that will be a win-win for everyone.

Unknown said...

Hmmmmm....What's the odds that the "prostitute" will be Christian ?We had already a "Maria Magdalena" no need for a re-run.The new Ground Zero Imam "Apostates must be jailed"- Human Rights Charter Art 18. "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief" Case closed!no interfaith !

Anonymous said...

There's an awful lot of Islam in it. It started with this intent to explore the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and culture and architecture and geometric design and all of that, but it's somewhat of an examination of three Abraham based religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and focusing on Islam.



WHAT A MORONIC FUCKTARD!! LOL

Anonymous said...

There's an awful lot of Islam in it. It started with this intent to explore the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and culture and architecture and geometric design and all of that, but it's somewhat of an examination of three Abraham based religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and focusing on Islam.



WHAT A MORONIC FUCKTARD!! LOL

Anonymous said...

fuck google!

racist censorships!

Anonymous said...

fuck google!

racist censorships!

Pastorius said...

Anonymous,
I'm getting all your comments in email form, but they are not posting.

Why don't you try making up a name, like, for instance, "I HATE ISLAM", or something like that.

Create an account, use that name, and then we'll all have the advantage of reading your comments and knowing who you are each time you comment.

Anonymous comments just don't seem to be working much anymore.

Pastorius said...

Or maybe Google/Blogger really is targeting you.

Pastorius said...

Or maybe Google/Blogger really is targeting you.

Anonymous said...

Pastorius said...
Or maybe Google/Blogger really is targeting you.

Thursday, March 03, 2011 4:59:00 AM


maybe i'll stop using google as many others who are fed up with it.

Pastorius said...

Nope.

There's your comment.

I figured out what the problem was.

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-think-i-may-have-fixed-comments.html

Pastorius said...

Now you can say "fuck islam" til your heart is content.

;-)

Anonymous said...

thanks again pastrius.


Now you can say "fuck islam" til your heart is content.

;-)


lol

i am just shocked at what i found out about stealth-jihad going on even after all i know about islam.

Anonymous said...

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thanks again pastorius.