Muslim group issues warning to ‘South Park’
MSNBC / David Bauder
21-Apr-2010 (6 comments)

LOS ANGELES - A radical Muslim group has warned the creators of "South Park" that they could face violent retribution for depicting the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week's episode.

The website RevolutionMuslim.com has since been taken down, but a cached version shows the message to "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The article's author, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee of New York, said the men "outright insulted" the religious leader.

The posting showed a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was shot and stabbed to death in an Amsterdam street in 2004 by a fanatic angered by his film about Muslim women. The film was written by a Muslim woman who rejected the Prophet Muhammad as a guide for today's morality.

"We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show," Al-Amrikee wrote. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

The posting listed the addresses of Comedy Central's New York office and Parker and Stone's California production office. It also linked to a Huffington Post article that described a Colorado retreat owned by the two men.

CNN, which first reported the posting, said the New York-based website is known for postings in support of Osama bin Laden and jihad, or holy war, against the West.

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OnlyIran

by Rea on

To me it sounds more like, to quote AO, a "petty outrage".

Un obscure internet group seeking a bit of reconnaissance. Well, they got it, it's been reported in various countries.


Onlyiran

Rea

by Onlyiran on

After what happened to Theo Van Gogh, these threats should be taken very seriously.  


Rea

I'd laugh it off

by Rea on

As silly as K. Sedighi and his quake boobs.

As silly as P. Robertson who related the Haiti quake to a pact the Haitians had supposedly signed with the devil back in the 18th century.

Fanatics should not be taken seriously. ;o)

 


Anonymous Observer

Well said, Vildemose

by Anonymous Observer on

what's ironic is that the same South Park people made an episode where they actually defecated on Jesus.  

Islam right now is in what can only be characterized as its Middle Ages.  It will take a long tome before it reforms itself and gets over these petty outrages.   


vildemose

‘Indonesia: FUI Seeks

by vildemose on

‘Indonesia: FUI Seeks Clarification From US Mission on Film ‘Desecrating’ Prophet
Report by Dadan Muhammad: “US Embassy Must Give Clarification on Film Desecrating Prophet”
okezone.com
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Document Type: OSC Translated Text …

Jakarta — Lodging protest against an animation movie showing Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit, the Islamic Followers Forum (FUI [Forum Ummat Islam]) sought a clarification from the US Embassy in Jakarta. “The US Embassy in Indonesia must give a clarification that its government will take strict action against the creator of this animation movie and apologize to all Muslims in the world,” FUI Secretary General Muhammad al-Khaththath told Okezone.com.

 

http://www.juancole.com/2010/04/south-park-controversy-and-fallacies-of-muslim-extremists.html


vildemose

  What's next?  We all

by vildemose on

 

What's next?  We all stop eating pork as a sign of "respect"?  We stop criticizing anything done under the name of Islam?  Hell no.  No religion has the right to be excluded from satire, criticism, not in a free world.  And when it gains that right, we are no longer free.

Frankly, letting their vile hatred and anger dictate the conduct of our society cannot be supported.  my message to those guys is a healthy get over your stupid outrage about what's in our cartoons or animations.

I hope this news item gets the attention it deserves on this site.