A sarcastic rhetorical question from a South Park conservative

Were I to use the word "conservative" to describe myself, I would be more comfortable to modify it with another descriptor, and while "libertarian conservative" immediately comes to mind, this report renews my enthusiasm for the term (and the book) "South Park conservative."

A radical Islamic website is warning the creators of "South Park" that they could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode broadcast on Comedy Central last week.

RevolutionMuslim.com posted the warning following the 200th episode of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit. The Web posting also included a graphic photo of Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a documentary on violence against Muslim women.

"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," the posting reads. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

Reaching by phone early Tuesday, Abu Talhah al Amrikee, the author of the post, said he wrote the entry to "raise awareness." He said the grisly photograph of van Gogh was meant to "explain the severity" of what Parker and Stone did by mocking Muhammad.

"It's not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome," al Amrikee said, referring to the possibility that Parker and Stone could be murdered for mocking Muhammad. "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."

Al Amrikee said the website is considering a protest against the "disgusting" show, which also depicted the Prophet Muhammad in an episode on July 4, 2001.

"This is not a small thing," he said. "We should do whatever we can to make sure it does not happen again."

The hell with them and their death threats.

Are they also going to threaten Fox News for running this picture?

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To its credit, CNN is also running the picture, and the piece also notes that the RevolutionMuslim.com website (run by a group described as an American Al Qaeda) published "Comedy Central's New York address, and the Los Angeles, California, address of Parker and Sloane's production company."

Whoever these nutcases are, they are waging war against the Constitution and against freedom, and they are enemies of the United States.

Which leads me to wonder about something.

Lefties like Joe Klein have been accusing Americans with whom they disagree of "sedition".

Will they speak up about this?

Or do they think Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are more dangerous than radical Muslims who would murder American cartoonists?

It's a shame that has be asked as a sarcastic rhetorical question. But it's as good a reason as any to call myself a South Park Conservative.

UPDATE: The cowards at Comedy Central have now censored their own show:

Now "South Park" can't even say the words "Prophet Muhammad."

After last week's episode of the Comedy Central series sparked a threat (and yes, it was certainly a threat) from a radical Islamic website, the network has cracked-down-for-their-own-good on creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone during last night's continuation of the show's storyline.

For those who missed the drama, the show's 200th episode last week mocked the one "celebrity" that the series has been largely unable to depict, the Prophet Muhammad, who was hidden from view in a bear costume. A U.S.-based website RevolutionMuslim.com then warned Parker and Stone they could end up like Theo Van Gogh (the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by Muslim extremists after depicting Muhammad on his show) and even posted the address of the show's production office. The site has since been shut down.

Last night, "South Park" continued the controversial Muhammad storyline, but with a key difference: every instance of the words "Prophet Muhammad" was bleeped out, making the episode practically incomprehensible, especially to anybody who missed the previous week.

The character of Muhammad was once again also hidden from view, covered by a large block labeled "censored."

A Comedy Central spokesperson confirmed it was the network's decision to bleep the words.

I'm sure they remain free to make fun of Christians, Buddhists, homos and Scientologists though. What the hell is so damned special about Islam?

(Geez, I wish I could stop it with these sarcastic rhetorical questions....)

posted by Eric on 04.21.10 at 11:02 AM










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With the all out support Obama and the democratic party has received from media and celebrities you would think they just might do something, but takers have never been known for giving anything.

Hugh   ·  April 21, 2010 12:18 PM

By their accounts, Matt and Trey got instantly and permanently kicked out of Celebrity Club when Team America failed to electioneer against Bush.

If someone does take up the call, there'll be a lot of nervous glancing around to see if clapping for them during the Oscar death montage is permitted.

No, really.

guy on internet   ·  April 21, 2010 2:28 PM

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