South Park Must Die!
The New York-based organization Revolution Muslim helpfully pointed out that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone insulted their prophet Muhammad and will probably end up like filmmaker Theo Van Gogh.
Mr. Van Gogh was murdered in 2004 for making a movie that was critical of the abuse of Muslim women in some segments of Islamic society. That pretty much meets the standard of a death threat.
Comedy Central’s lovable little rascals did a show last week – the second part airs this Wednesday – wherein every celebrity criticized by South Park threatened to take legal action against the city. Tom Cruise, who was depicted as working at a fudge plant packing product into boxes, said they’d drop the charges if they lined up a meeting with Muhammad. Ever mindful of the censorship they endured the last time they put Muhammad up on their show – let alone what happened to Danish cartoonist Jylands-Posten – the character was depicted with a black “censored” bar over the image until the boys disguised him as a lovable teddy bear. It didn’t work and Cruise unleashed Mecha-Streisand on the town.
For some reason, Revolution Muslim also felt last week’s episode was, to quote CNN, “stupid.”
CNN went on to note that Revolution Muslim supported the anti-West juhad and Osama Bin Laden.
Will Comedy Central air the second part of the story, or will they air a Terrance and Phillip episode instead? Turn in Wednesday!