April 22, 2010

Threat of violence is all it takes?

Apparently so. While the MSM has been fixated on the 99.9% mythical instances of Tea Party violence and threats thereof, the popular show "South Park" -- known for its quite irreverent take on just about everything -- has censored itself because of threats from a Muslim group:

An episode of “South Park” that continued a story line involving the Prophet Muhammad was shown Wednesday night on Comedy Central with audio bleeps and image blocks reading “CENSORED” after a Muslim group warned the show’s creators that they could face violence for depicting that holy Islamic prophet. Revolution Muslim, a group based in New York, wrote on its Web site that the “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker “will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh” for an episode shown last week in which a character said to be the Prophet Muhammad was seen wearing a bear costume. Mr. Van Gogh was slain in Amsterdam in 2004 after making a film that discussed the abuse of Muslim women in some Islamic societies.

I wonder how many marquee stories about this will be on the major networks' nightly news broadcasts, not to mention Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews and Sanchez. And if/when Fox News carries the story, they'll be criticized for "fanning the flames of bigotry."

Posted by Hube at April 22, 2010 06:06 PM | TrackBack

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Actually, the latest word is that Parker and Stone didn't do the censoring, Comedy Central did.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14941521

Posted by: LiberalGeek at April 23, 2010 12:03 AM

The religion of peace, right!?

The left is so quick to jump on the "violent" and "dangerous" religious right. You have pigs like Keith O, Jeanine G, Rosie O'Donnell etc. screaming how the right is far more dangerous than radical Muslims. Yea, sure they are!

Remember how Catholics threatened to kill Stone and Parker after the pedophile episode? Or how the Jews threatened them after the many shots they have taken at them over the years? Or that time all of the Mormons called for Stone's and Parker's heads after they made an absolute joke out of their religion?

OF COURSE NOT!!! BECAUSE THAT NEVER HAPPENED!!! But, I'm sure I'm just being a misunderstanding bigot.

Even if only 10% of all Muslim are radical (and I happen to think the number is closer to 20%) that is well over 100 million people. Americans need to wake up and take a serious look at what is happening in countries like France and the UK etc.

Posted by: Digby at April 25, 2010 07:41 PM

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