Saturday, January 21, 2006

Tired of Endless War?

Well, sure, it's great to blow things up. But maybe there are better ways to communicate. Based in Kuwait, Naif al-Mutawa wants to bring Muslim values to comic books. Perhaps even President Bush will learn something of another culture if Mr. Mutawa has his way.

We've seen American comics, and Japanese comics, but we've never seen anything of this sort from that part of the world. Mr. Mutawa, who speaks perfect English, may provide a small bridge of the sort our leaders have been as yet unable to construct.

Unfortunately, Mutawa's concept faces resistance from both religious and commercial forces. Let's hope he overcomes it and succeeds. We need a few more genuninely smart people involved in the media, and Mr. Mutawa appears to be one of them.
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