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July 16, 2014

Missed It: Kuwaiti Times On Call For Murder Of Naif Al-Mutawa

This is pretty self-explanatory article: a public call by elements within religious fundamentalism -- this time out the group ISIL -- for the murder of a someone who does not share the exact shape of the proferred, preferred views. That doesn't make it any less tough to read. This time is Naif Al-Mutawa, best known in cultural circles for his The 99, a superhero series whose characters' powers mirror the 99 Aspects of Allah. The psychiatrist issued a strong rejection of the views promoted against him in the article, noting that he considers his comics a humanitarian outreach the glorifies Islam, and has had international reach and succes in doing so. He plans to use any legal means at his disposal to go after those threatening him.
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