Anti-Terrorist Comic Stars Real-Life Terrorist

A repentant terrorist responsible for the Bali bombings that killed 202 people eight years ago  is to star in his own comic book.

When the Conscience Speaks or Ketika Nurani Bicara will have 10,000 copies printed, 8,000  sent to schools and libraries in Indonesia next month and the rest sold in bookstores for $4 each. What makes this book notable is that it will star Ali Imron, who is serving a life sentence. The book looks at Ali’s life story, and involvement in the terrorist group that killed so many. During the story, Ali gives advice against being recruited by terrorist organisations and the dangers of radicalism.
Also appearing in the comic are Bambang Agus Priyanto, who led rescue efforts after the attack, and Eka Hayati, the wife of one of the dead, explaining to her childen what happened to their father. The book will not be distributed outside Indonesia.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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