Posts Tagged ‘Islam’
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“Fireman Sam” Episode Pulled for Inappropriate Depiction of the Koran

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter covers the pulling of an episode of Fireman Sam in the UK’s Channel 5 streaming service due to a scene which seemed to show one of the characters stepping on a page of the Koran. The episode first aired in October 2014, but the incident went unnoticed until recently. A statement by […]

Animated “The Prophet of Mercy” in Production to Counter Negative Western Impressions of Islam

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The Egypt Independent reports on “Nabi al-Rahma” (“The Prophet of Mercy”) an Egyptian short film in production now about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, aimed at non-Muslim foreign audiences and intended to provide a counter-narrative to negative images of Islam in Western nations. Scriptwriter Alaa Thabet is quoted as saying, “It’s time to respond […]


Creator of “The 99” Targeted with Death Threats from ISIL

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2014
The Kuwait Times reports that Dr. Nayef Al-Mutawa, creator of the comic book and animated series The 99, has been singled out for death threats from the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, sometimes referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) through their Twitter account. […]

The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture’s Courage

by Todd DuBoison April 24, 2010
  I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that […]