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Islam vs South Park

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  1. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Muslim group threatens South Park for depiction of Mohammed


    Muslim group issues warning to ‘South Park’
    By Alex Dobuzinskis

    LOS ANGELES - A U.S. Muslim group has issued a dire Internet "warning" to creators of the satirical animated TV show "South Park" over a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit.

    "We have to warn Matt (Stone) and Trey (Parker) that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show," said a posting on website RevolutionMuslim.com.

    The website posted a graphic photo of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 by an Islamic militant over a movie he made that accused Islam of condoning violence against women.

    It also posted link to a news article with details of a mansion in Colorado that Parker and Stone apparently own.

    The episode in question aired last week on cable channel Comedy Central of the 200th episode of "South Park", in which the Prophet Muhammad was depicted in a bear outfit.

    "South Park" has a history of aiming biting satire at politicians, celebrities and the media, and its episodes have often drawn criticism.

    The website of Revolution Muslim was down on Wednesday because of what a leader of the group called a traffic overload.

    The head of Revolution Muslim, Younus Abdullah Muhammad, 30, defended the posting.

    "How is that a threat?," he told Reuters. "Showing a case study right there of what happened to another individual who conducted himself in a very similar manner? It's just evidence."

    Muhammad said his group "didn't tell anyone to go to their houses and conduct violence" and he added he is not worried the Web post would lead to violence against Parker or Stone.

    He described his group as an alternative media outlet with about 20 active posters to the website. Members also engage in demonstrations and lectures at mosques, he said.

    "Why would anybody that is plotting or planning to commit a violent act in retaliation, why would they need a post on RevolutionMuslim.com?" he said.

    Comedy Central, a unit of Viacom Inc that airs "South Park," declined to comment.

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    Interesting.

    DD
     
  2. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member

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    Why doesn't Muhammad make himself more clear and condemn any retaliatory violence over a frivolous cartoon?
     
  3. AroundTheWorld

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    This Muhammad idiot should be arrested and his stupid website should be shut down.
     
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  4. Ottomaton

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    As a strategic target, the writers of South Park would be about as bad an option as you can come up with. Kill some random Dutch filmmaker or Danish political cartoonist and the vast majority of Arby's eating, Schlitz drinking Middle American slobs couldn't care less.

    Kill the South Park guys, and I guarantee you it's on. Apathetic pot smoking teens will put down the bong and Xbox controller and come out of the woodwork to demand revenge. It will become the ultimate white trash cause celebre.

    Irrespective of the details of the conflict itself, picking this fight would be like kicking a big fat sleeping Grizzly bear in the nuts. As it is, the guy who runs the website is probably going to suffer the death of 1000 paper cuts over the next six months courtesy of 4chan.
     
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  5. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    LOL.

    If it pissed them off, then Matt & Trey won.

    Imagine it... "We're killing you for showing Muhammed in a bear suit! Even though that isn't really against our holy laws... since you didn't actually show him... but... err... whatever F*** YOU!!! ALLAH AKBAR!!!"
     
  6. Steve_Francis_rules

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    This is what I don't get. He wasn't shown, so what's the big deal?
     
  7. trustme

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    Looks like CNN had a different take on it.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/21/south.park.islamic.reaction/index.html?hpt=T2

     
  8. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    They're basically mocking Muslims, especially militant ones... so... they'll probably invent some logic to justify killing them.
     
  9. bnb

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    About 20 active posters?????

    Is that what it takes these days to be considered a credible website?
     
  10. ASidd_1990

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    As a fellow Muslim, I am outraged by this South Park crap and disgusted by it.

    That being said, this is a free country and everybody has the right to free speech. Also, this is not how all Muslims are. These dumb-ass terrorists take the meaning of the word Jihad and twist it around to their own pleasure.

    Islam teaches peace and prosperity and understanding and respect of all people. These idiot extremists just give us fellow Muslims a bad name.
     
  11. DaDakota

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    Nice to hear.

    Well said good sir.

    DD
     
  12. ChrisBosh

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    LOL, they quote some random website to create this news story, this is where journalism is at?! Got to feed the public with what it wants I guess.......
     
  13. thadeus

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    All it takes to be credible these days (if credible = getting news coverage in the mainstream media) is some big anti-something declaration - the actual relevance in terms of numbers has little to do with it. The side effect of this, of course, is that otherwise-irrelevant fringe movements all-of-the-sudden appear relevant - and in some cases (see the Tea Party) actually become relevant for the sole reason that major media needs oppositional theater to garner big ratings/advertising revenue. If there is widespread apathy, or widespread consensus, on a given issue then the commercial media must have a foil in order to generate televised conflict in the theater of "reality."

    The medium has become the message.

    This episode plays nicely into the ratings-behemoth of the US-VS.-EVIL TERRORISTS narrative that's been played and re-played a million times already - but, in reality, this is just 20 douchebags with a website and no sense of humor who, simply by being Muslim and issuing threats of violence against some B-grade celebrities who make a cartoon, have suddenly become "relevant" to the profit-whores in major media.
     
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  14. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Like Christianity, Islam teaches many things, including violence.
     
  15. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Slow news day. But I'm surprised that there wasn't a bigger fuss made of this before. After all, a pretty big stink was raised when they tried to show Muhammed a couple years back. This was just them trying to dance around the rules in their own satirical way. But yeah, news manufacturing at its finest.
     
  16. Mulder

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    Really, how so. They have mocked Jesus on a regular basis and I am Christian and it really never bothered me. It seems to me that they never mocked Muhammad at all, they merely mocked the extremists and the people that fear them unnecessarily therefore giving them power.

    [​IMG]

    Does the above really make people that upset?
     
  17. Rocket River

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    *shrug*
    You reap what you sew
    Can't stand the heat. . . get out of the kitchen
    Chickens come home to roost.

    folx did what they did
    they know the consequences
    and
    they were willing to stand up too them . . . .

    What will be will be.

    Rocket River
     
  18. LosPollosHermanos

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    seriously, this is stupid. I'm sure there are more than 20 opinionated people on any matter of debate.

    Its nonsense.
     
  19. Ottomaton

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    I'm going to quote this to you on MLK Day next year.
     
  20. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    Wow, what a great attitude to have.

    Care to, you know, denounce people killing them, Rocket Jihad?
     

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