Friday, April 23, 2010

Comedy Central brought down by 20 year old Islamic blogger

"The producers of "South Park" say Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned they could be killed.
  • The character Kyle's words toward the end of Wednesday's episode were bleeped out. Producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone 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.
The posting included Comedy Central's New York address, as well as the address for Parker and Stone's California production studio."... "Last week, Chesser, 20, posted a warning on the website RevolutionMuslim.com following the 200th episode of "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit. The young man, who just two years ago was studying foreign languages at George Mason University, wrote on the site that
  • 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.
"It's not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome," Chesser told FoxNews.com from his home in Centreville, Va. "They're going to be basically on a list in the back of the minds of a large number of Muslims. It's just the reality."
  • Comedy Central declined to comment for this story."...
"Road to Radicalism: the man behind the South Park threats" Fox News, 4/23/10 ****
  • picture above of Theo Van Gogh stabbed to death in the street in 2004 by a Muslim. via keeptonyblairpm


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