Drawing the Line Against Jihad

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When Bosch Fawstin tried to sell the first chapter of his serialized graphic novel The Infidel through conventional channels, he received word that the distributor he had chosen rejected the comic as “violating our terms of service.” That general phrase no doubt referred to Fawstin’s use of storytelling elements that make Western publishers nervous: unapologetic American heroes delivering payback to jihadists who are motivated not by “blowback” against the CIA and colonialism, but by the religious imperative of Islam itself.

Fawstin is a cartoonist who scored a nomination for an Eisner Award – the comics industry equivalent of an Oscar – for his debut graphic novel, Table For One. He’s also a FrontPage contributing artist and the author/illustrator of ProPIGanda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad, a collection of images and essays that serve as a companion piece to The Infidel. Feeling certain that the distributor’s rejection of chapter one didn’t bode well for chapter two, Fawstin decided to digitally serialize the works himself from his blog site. Download them here.

A story within a story, The Infidel is about twin brothers Killian Duke and Salaam Duka whose lives veer in polar opposite directions after the 9/11 attacks. Killian (who just happens to closely resemble his creator Fawstin) responds to the atrocity by creating a counter-jihad superhero comic book called Pigman, while Salaam submits fully to Islam. Pigman’s battle against his archenemy SuperJihad is mirrored in the escalating conflict between the twins. The novel also reflects Fawstin’s own personal journey from Albanian Muslim to apostate to Ayn Rand devotee.

In The Infidel, Killian’s character Frank Warner (note the implication of the last name) watches the Twin Towers fall on 9/11 and knows immediately that Islam is the reason. He begins “thinking about all the terrible things that must be done to those who had a good day on 9/11.” Frank dons a costume made of pigskin, which Muslims consider unclean, to become his alter ego, Pigman, to take on jihad. He travels to the Afghan-Pakistani border to confront al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden face-to-face in a cave hideout (The Infidel #1 was completed just prior to bin Laden’s actual death at the hands of SEAL Team Six.) The result is an action-packed catharsis.

Killian’s Muslim friend asks him, “How do you think true Muslims will respond to your work?” “They’d kill me for it if they could,” the cartoonist replies. Then why do it? “I love seeing this enemy get what it deserves at the hands of a ruthless hero.”

Killian confronts a group of Muslim proselytizers near the WTC ruins; the resulting scuffle comes to the attention of “Bo Riley” of “Ox News,” who questions Killian on his talk show about Pigman being perceived as “an insult to 1.5 billion Muslims.” Killian responds:

I’ve heard that 1.5 billion times. Your average Muslim is morally superior to Mohammed. They’re individuals who may or may not be the problem. Organized Islam is.

Riley brings on an opposing viewpoint from a CAIR-type organization, a character named Soze Keiser (a nod to The Usual Suspects’ mysterious evil mastermind Keyser Soze), who complains with typical CAIR hyperbole that in the Muslim mind, the offensive Pigman is the equivalent of 9/11.

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  • randy

    911 happened because of years of the U.S meddling in other countries. Afgan, Iraq,Iran, Egypt,Panama,Haiti,Cuba and many others. Why is there a base in Cuba anyhow. The cubans should have took it over years ago. Then war mongers like bush get into power.

    • http://frontpage.com richard sherman

      Your ignorance about Cuba is mind-bongling! Read the one great book that has been written by a Cuban since 1959: AGAINST ALL HOPE by ARMANDO VALLADARES…then talk!

      • Chiggles

        You assume randy can read. It can barely write.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          I read that 80% of muslims are illiterate.

          • RoguePatriot6

            When you keep people uneducated and illiterate it's easy to manipulate and brainwash them.

    • RonaldCarnine

      Randy, you are wrong again. I suppose you are one that thinks the Crusades was a case of Christian aggression. You'd better study it again. The Crusades were a reaction against Muslim aggression and the slaughter of the innocents. Study the history of our country. The first war was against the Barbary States and the Muslims who were attacking our ships and selling Americans into slavery. Thus the Marine Corps hymn. As far as 9/11 is concerned, It would never have happened if the US had surrendered to Bin Laden's "invitation" to surrender to Islam. It had nothing to do with the meddling of Americans and everything to do with Muslim's quest for world domination which is going on still. America under Obama has bowed to Islam and still the aggression goes on.

    • Lan Astaslem

      little randy the jerk is here – I notice you never respond to anyone who calls you out on your ignorance – maybe you have to get back to flipping burgers where you work, or you just don't have the balls. I WILL NOT SUBMIT TO ISLAM – a FILTHY ideology

    • ziontruth

      "911 happened because of years of the U.S meddling in other countries."

      Exhibit A for the #1 problem the free world has in resisting Islamic imperialism: The traitors within, the sympathizers all too willing to prepare the barbarians their open gates.

    • Ghostwriter

      No,randy. 9/11 happened because a bunch of lunatics wanted to kill people in the name of their religion. That's basically the long and the short of what happened.

    • mburu

      Why is the US meddling in muslim countries?

      Simple……. Jewish zionists who control the media and their lobby groups are always agitating for americans to fight wars on behalf of Jewish Zionists!

      The US, like a dumb giant, is being prodded to fight opponents of zionists all around the world!



        Islam is at war with INFIDELS (non-Muslims).

        Islam is at war with the WRONG KIND OF MUSLIM.

        Islam is at war with the ENTIRE WORLD.

        OPEC rapes the ENTIRE WORLD with $100 per barrel oil.

        Socialist Scum, hating the West joins forces with genocidal Islamists.

        It's the old saw "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Hence the Red/Green, neo-Commie/Islamofascist alliance.

  • Jaladhi

    We have to have counter-jihad against Muslim jihad. They only understand the language of force. Meet their force with a force 100 times greater than theirs and you will see their jihad disappear from this planet!!

    • BS77

      Yup, the West must awaken from the pernicious effects of PC liberal mega tolerance, appeasement, submission to multiculturism and all the problems associated with it…..Many in Europe are now fully aware of
      the moronic policies that have led to the car burnings, riots, murders, crime and pillaging going on in their countries… Things will change as they did back when Charles Martell finally expelled the Moors from France.

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    Dandy, 911 happened because the islamopithecines have been waging jihad against the West in general for 1400 years and America in particular since Jefferson was Prez. So long as we let them live, they will keep attacking civilization for little Mo and his fake moon god and they dont gve a fig about Panama, Haiti or Cuba-except as future teritories of the ummah. Besides, America built Panama and the canal, protected Haitians from their own leaders, and Cuba was an insular US territory before that commie tyrant Castro stole it it from the Cuban people. You know the islamopithecines are the enemies of mankind but you side with them against your own country. You are beneath contempt.


      randie, Before 9/11, when a passenger plane was hijacked, based on past plane hijacking, the passengers expected to end up, ALIVE, in Cuba or Lybia or some other socialist hellhole.

      islamofascist pigs, showing the lack of respect for human life, LIED to the passengers and did the UNTHINKABLE.

      Before 9/11, if someone, a non-Arab said that Arabs would have the bloodlust to fly passenger planes into heavily populated areas, you and CAIR and FAKE academics (AKA terrorist supporters) would have cried RACISM, Islamophobia!

      After 9/11 we all know the truth about "the religion of peace".

      The same "religion of peace" which stones women to death, hangs gays, sends children on suicide attacks, encourages children to throw their lives away for a photo-op..

      Do you think the 8 year Iraq/Iran war was because of America, and not because Sunni/Shiite heads hate each other and blow their mosques up?

      randy, You are an excellent example of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing.

      Try going to Mecca and tell everyone you are an Infidel. Let's see what happens.

  • Drakken

    Well Randy, if you love our enemies so much and want to lick the mud from their sandals, you might try another country if you think ours is so bad, and good riddance.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Who says he's really posting from the US?

      So many trolls post from Toronto or Dearborn, or other places that are outside the American culture.

  • RoguePatriot6

    "Killian’s Muslim friend asks him, “How do you think true Muslims will respond to your work?” “They’d kill me for it if they could,” the cartoonist replies. Then why do it? “I love seeing this enemy get what it deserves at the hands of a ruthless hero.”

    You know, we've developed a very jacked up sense of logic. "Then why do it"? REALLY? I hate this defeatist attitude we have developed in so many aspects. "Oh know, you can't say that, why…why…THEY'LL GET UPSET!!!!" So I guess the logical and acceptable thing to do is, to not in any way offend Islamists.
    Have we become that much in the way of nation full of panty wastes? Truly, truly, truly pathetic!!!!!!! Why don't they question the motives of the Islamists that would kill him? I bet you would get a pretty interesting answer.

    "How would you think the U.S. would react?"
    "Well, my infidel friend, with Obama in the White House and liberal/progressives in power, I have absolutely nothing to fear and that's why I'll continue to do it. In fact, I'll do it boldly and overtly claiming responsibility".

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    I can't wait for Pigman – the movie!