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Anti-Islamic Anime Pulled

Anti-Islamic Anime Pulled - JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure a slight against the Religion of Peace

The apparent use of the Koran in popular and long running anime/manga “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” has aroused umbrage amongst some in the Arabic speaking world, it would appear.

A villain in the series apparently reads the book whilst plotting to kill the protagonist – it would appear he did not possess any religious motivation for killing JoJo, so this is clearly a calumny against Islam, or so some shrill voices in the Arabic speaking world have said.

Publisher Shueisha has already bowed to pressure and suspended distribution of the offending products, though they brush off the criticism as being the result of an accident: “A book (in Arabic) to evoke the atmosphere of the setting, Egypt, was needed, and the Koran was unknowingly used. We apologise for any offence caused to devotees of Islam”.

A storm in a teacup? No word on what the page in question actually says. Via Itai News.

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  • Anonymous says:

    It’s Islam. Everyone walks on eggshells when that religion is discussed since its most well known and publicized followers kill others who defame or disagree with it(them in reality)

  • Mohammed himself was a “villain” look how he spread his empire. How many infidels had to die by his hands and continue to die to this day?

    While post-greek egypt did change egypt and roman egypt as well, egypt still had its own language and culture.

    Coptic culture and language is directly descended from ancient egypt. Whereas arabic is descended from the sand dune barbarians of southern arabia. Look at all of the intellectual advancements post-islam in egypt. You see nothing, but a STAGNANT society. That is islam essentially, it is christianity on steroids. Christianity is not innocent either, but it is more authoritarian and it allows somewhat freedom for society and technology to advance whereas islam is completely totalitarian. All praise to the great black rock in the center of mecca, the greatest idol of all time.

    • The Christianity you are speaking of is long gone. The people using the word of God as their own are not true Christians even if they repeatedly call themselves that, as if to legitimize their organized mob rule by invoking the Bible.

      For a non-religion, atheism has its own share of proselytizers as rabid as any fanatic.

      • What you are referring to actually would be Western Christianity, westerners adopted christanity from the middle east through byzantine and the eastern roman empire and reformatted it for their own uses to make it more compatible with the west(such as western political/imperial interests, in the same sense that russia/china used/use “communism” as a mask for imperialism). Original christianity in terms of levantine/egyptian/near eastern is much different. Even Orthodox christianity incorporates elements of near eastern christianity and is considered alien to many westerners. I can tell you that those particular “atheists” you speak of actually happen to be neo-marxists, leninists, etc. Communism itself can be considered a religion (descended from the abrahamic teachings of peasant “liberation” or “salvation” that theoretically come from adopting a belief).

  • Im Muslim and its not the depiction of the Quran Im offended about,thats not the offensive part(although wahabis might find it offensive, they’re just like that), its the fact that its the VILLAIN thats reading the quran.
    Why is the villian reading the Quran? Why cant they have the good guys read the Quran? What? Is this some kind of message they were trying to give to the masses?
    Jojo sucks anyway, what with the THE WORLD-timefreeze thing, thats too unfair.

    And to the guy above that said Islam destroyed Egypt’s culture, well the culture of Egypt with the Hieroglyphs and the Pharaohs and mummies and what not was pretty destroyed before Islam anyway, what with their civil wars Alexander and and the Romans and Christianity. Quit trying to find lame excuses to justify your irrational hatred.

    Historically Atheism was the belief of educated European people who rejected the irrational beliefs of the Christian church, justifying their stance on the grounds of knowledge and reason, now its seems its simply its a convenient ideology for lazy and morally bankrupt people to cling to.

  • No wonder it was the Koran. once it was introduced all egyptian culture and arabic literature and knowledge was destroyed. Producing an arabian dark age similar to the christian darkage between the time all non christian books were banned and the church forbade reading the bible lest the people discover that jesus didn’t approve of crusades and such. the western dark ages affected both religions.

    God, the middle ages fucked us all up.

  • I’m not racist or something, but my opinion is: “Hey, that islamic guys is too mean. We must’n treat them better than other peoples or they will become impertinent.”
    excessive political correctness isn’t better than racism and hate

  • sigh this stupid extremists really have to shut the fuck up already or best just blast themselves to bits.
    Whats soooooo special about a stupid mass produced book that you arent allowed to even draw it somewhere? omg its holy, thats just plain retarded, in hellsing whole corridors get decorated with torn out bible pages and noone cares. its so stupid, there caricaturists draw the glourious sieg heil nazi jesus but when here one singe guy draws a little pic of “tha mohammed” its like the end of the world and all want his testicles on a golden plate for dinner.

    • Alexander says:

      All religions are restarted that why they are what they are. But the Muslim religion is a bit more extreme, they have no problem kill girls just for looking to sexy imagine how messed up that religion is when it comes to the uneducated.

    • I’ll admit that what some Muslims are doing is going too far but tbqh if we don’t like something being done to or shown about our holy book we have every right to say we don’t want that being shown. Just like the Christians can say they don’t want something being done to or shown about their bible. Problem is many don’t speak up against it and at the moment it seems what we (Muslims) say has more influence in the world because of those retarded few who think its ok to blow others up so it only takes a small number to get things pulled.

      • Up untill recently, you had no legal right to tell me that I couldn’t draw Muhammad being raped by a pack of wolves. Luckily for you, the already useless UN Human Rights Council was steamrolled by Muslims that forced it to become a violation of their human rights.

        Oh, and those “retards” use the same book as every other Muslim, and they interpret it just as accurately as any other. Would they blow themselves up if they didn’t have the Qur’an? I doubt it.

  • A Japanese company already bowed down to a few fruitcakes in S.Korea so this isn’t much of a surprise to me.

    Japan doesn’t want to miss the appeasement boat that most of eurotrash and hollyweird has clinged on to for decades now. They all want to get along with them ragheads something fierce.

    Meanwhile, A Japanese draws Jesus with a bottle of sake in hand while bleeding over a naked girl while raping her? No problem! Nuns being tentacle skewered? Have a go -but be careful- that’s so ’80s… The cross used to bust hymens and beat people dead? It’s been done already and they just can’t stop it.

    Christianity is fair game over there.

  • Presumably there’s some legible text to identify the book if it is not explicitly stated. What puzzles me is why it’s a big deal…

    Popular anime and manga, such as Devilman, have been laying into the Abrahamic religions for ages. Sure, it was mostly Christianity taking the flack but it’s all fundamentally the same ideas.

    I also think the old-school mangaka like Go Nagai would have fought to keep their subversive themes intact. Causing outrage is good press, capitulation isn’t.

    • Alexander says:

      The Christian religion has been reformed, so not much for them to worry about, no killing for the most part, but the Muslim religion is not reformed, not at all, and its also not a religion as an ideology that is also a government system.

      That makes it a lot different and dangerous. Christianity had its time, and was reformed, Jew religion was also the same, but Muslims don’t yet have anything like that, for the most part that religion is stuck in the middle ages and could take a few more century to come around, but I am not holding my breath on that any time soon will change.

    • Alexander says:

      Sorry Yoichi, but Egypt is a muslim country and has been for a long time, if you want to get some justification for killing someone a great place is the book of peace, haha, the Koran is a great place to find it. That said there are great passages in Christian text also that talk about what to do to certain minorities that would also fit the bill. My take is they got scared, that all, I don’t think they are worry about some preacher going psycho on them and trying to kill the publisher than say a Muslim in todays world.

      Fear is a great power, use it wisely it could backfire.

    • The war on Iraq can never be justified, as the country was far away from the theistic cesspool it is now. The people welcomed the american soldiers at first, believing they’d be set free from the terror of Saddam. However, it didn’t take long before they realized that the americans didn’t remove the oppression, they merely replaced it with their own variant. The only difference was that it was now a government different from their own which limited their freedoms (I use that word very loosely). Their resolution is now with their imaams, telling them how to excact their revenge upon their newfound adverseries.

      Religion benefits from suffering, the Iraqi war is a testament to that.