Comedy Central brought down by 20 year old Islamic blogger
- The character Kyle's words toward the end of Wednesday's episode were bleeped out. Producers say the character does not mention the Prophet Muhammad.
The group Revolution Muslim had complained that `South Park' had insulted their prophet by depicting him in a bear costume in last week's episode. The group didn't explictly threaten the producers but warned they could wind up like a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist.
- The group printed Stone and Parker's work address on its website.
More than 30 seconds' worth of dialogue were covered up in the episode....
- 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 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.
- 4/22, "'South Park' producers say network cut fear speech," by David Bauder****
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the cartoon's creators, "will probably end up" like Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker
- who was murdered in 2004 after making a film critical of Islamic society.
- Comedy Central declined to comment for this story."...
- picture above of Theo Van Gogh stabbed to death in the street in 2004 by a Muslim. via keeptonyblairpm