Posted on April 23, 2010. Filed under: News And Politics... |

I am baffled as to why this radical Muslim extremist group threatened the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with death simply for airing the recent "Muhammad episode" (story follows my post).  Gee, they didn’t have a problem in July of 2001 when Comedy Central aired an episode with a cartoon character of Muhammad, so why are they throwing death threats around now?  What’s changed?  I watched both episodes featuring (********) and did not find them offensive at all.  If you want to get technical, it was actually more offensive to the other religions than to the Muslim ********.
For crying out loud, this is a cartoon!!!  Nobody takes this stuff seriously, and if you do, you’re an idiot!  South Park is well known for pushing the envelope, and it’s to be taken with a grain of salt.  I’m sure there are lots of Muslims out there who wouldn’t have taken it to the extreme that these extremists have.  As a matter of fact, the way these Islamic extremists are acting, I wouldn’t be surprised if some Muslims took offense to their actions.  To send an email that included a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was viciously murdered by a Muslim extremist in 2004 as a "warning", has got to be the ultimate scorn, yet they are unraveled by a cartoon bear?  It shows that they are trying to use terror as a way to take away our way of life, and if we allow their terrorizing to beat us into submission then we have nobody to blame but ourselves.  Unfortuantely, Comedy Central caved to the terrorists…Stewart: ‘South Park’ censored for creators’ safety
If the government watched these extremists in America as closely as they watch the rest of us, this terrorist problem wouldn’t have escalated to what it is now.  This is still a free country, and it’s our country, not theirs.  I’m wondering why they stay here if they find it so offensive.  What’s keeping them here?  These radicals need to get a sense of humor, and if they can’t scrape one up, may I suggest they scrape up enough money for a one-way ticket back to the Middle East where they can live the way they want to.  Here in America, we live the way we want to…
Here are some links you might find of interest…
In this Sept. 21, 2008 file photo, Matt Stone, left, and Trey Parker attend the Comedy Central Emmy After Party in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, file)

‘South Park’ Muhammad episode airs despite uproar
From the Associated Press


Comedy Central’s "South Park" included a representation of the Prophet Muhammad as a character this week despite a radical Muslim group’s warning that its producers could be killed.

Muhammad appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of the cartoon with his body obscured by a black box, since Muslims consider a physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous. Last week, the character was believed to be disguised in a bear costume. When that same costume was removed this week, Santa Claus appeared.

The bear costume had angered the New York-based group Revolution Muslim, which posted a message on its website saying that producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone had insulted their prophet.

The message included a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker murdered by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a movie about a woman who rejected Muhammad’s teachings. The message said the "South Park" producers would "probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh" for airing the show.

The posting included Comedy Central’s New York address, as well as the address for Parker and Stone’s California production studio.

Parker and Stone are known for waiting until the last minute before turning in fresh episodes. This week’s episode contained no direct reference to the warning, although one inside joke could be interpreted as one.

During one scene, a mechanized Barbara Streisand robot is seen stomping through the town on a path of destruction. One voice is heard to say, "they’ve destroyed La Casa Bonita!"

"La Casa Bonita" is the name of Parker and Stone’s production facility.

Comedy Central also censored 35 seconds’ worth of a conversation toward the end of the show between the characters Stan, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. The network wouldn’t say Thursday whether this contained any reference to the warning.


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