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Extremists Warn South Park Creators Over Muhammad In a Bear Suit

CmdrTaco posted more than 4 years ago | from the religion-is-wonderful dept.

Censorship 1131

An anonymous reader writes "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."

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Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (4, Interesting)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924144)

They already had depicted him before in season 10 "Cartoon Wars Part II":

http://images.southparkstudios.com/media/images/504/superbestfriends.gif [southparkstudios.com]

I was kind of surprised when I watched the show since they did this right after the danish
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy [wikipedia.org]

What surprised me even more is that I don't recall anybody saying anything back then. Nevertheless, apparently Comedy Central is now refusing to show depiction of Muhammad so it seems the authors decided to masquerade him as a bear.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924258)

Hilarious 200th episode! They had to put Muhammad in a bear costume... It was the only way to cover him up completely!

Gotta love... (5, Insightful)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924382)

...those peace loving muslims, eh?

I mean, so far, South Park has lampooned Christ, Budda, etc....and yet none of these groups have threatened them with anything more dangerous than possibly a boycott.

Seriously, what the fuck is with these people? Isn't it time to move into the 21st century with the rest of us?

Re:Gotta love... (-1, Offtopic)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924500)

THIS IS WHAT SCIENTOLOGISTS ACTUALLY BELIEVE

asssd iffashue astnhuo stahouso usah pikachu pikachu i choose you asdf xenu lol

Re:Gotta love... (3, Insightful)

MozeeToby (1163751) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924546)

I'd put even money on them having been sent threatening mail from otherwise respectable Christians in the past. It just happens so often that no one really makes a big deal out of it. As an example, the guy who started FSM has a collection of threatening, angry letters posted on his site.

Re:Gotta love... (2, Interesting)

evilbessie (873633) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924670)

The scientologists did not look kindly on south park either, but they don't like anyone messing with their cult^H^H^H^H religion so it was to be expected.

At least Matt and Trey are mostly even as they will mock everything and everyone. I don't see why any group of like minded people can't be made fun of myself, although this is not the case with physical attributes where negative stereotypes may be reinforced.

Re:Gotta love... (5, Interesting)

Cowclops (630818) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924676)

Funny you mention the "move into the 21st century with the rest of us" bit. I've been taking a seminar on terrorism and one (of the many) reasons the middle east and (some of) the Muslims that inhabit it are so prone to violence is because they've had considerably less time to modernize. Europe and America had hundreds of years to turn from an agrarian society into a modern one. The middle eastern world has had considerably less time, and yet they still have access to all the AK-47s they can imagine. The modernization of the western world was not a clean process, but we had a lot of time to do it. Now we expect the same of all these random goat herders, but they don't want to drop their farm and start working in a cubicle and watching comedy central. This isn't the only reason for terrorism, but its something to ponder anyway.

My other thought as soon as I read the summary is, "You idiots. They did this to illustrate how stupid it is to get up in arms over a mere image. The fact that you took the bait and threatened actual violence against the South Park creators shows how backwards and moronic your whole life is. You have failed epically."

Of course, that would sound a bit like flamebait itself, but its pretty much the case. If a poorly drawn bear suit on a cartoon on TV thats merely purported to be "Muhammad" is an issue for you, maybe its time to grow some thicker skin.

If a Buddhist gets offended by lampooning (1)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924710)

...those peace loving muslims, eh?

I mean, so far, South Park has lampooned Christ, Budda, etc....and yet none of these groups have threatened them with anything more dangerous than possibly a boycott.

I would suggest that they have a talk with a Dharma Master about that.

Old Buddhist saying,

If you see the Buddha on the side of the road, kill him.

To be taken metaphorically, of course.

Re:Gotta love... (1, Insightful)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924732)

Because a couple of assholes on a website represent the entirety of the Muslim world?

Re:Gotta love... (1)

eln (21727) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924744)

Extremist Christian groups exist, and they send out death threats on a regular basis to a wide variety of people for all sorts of reasons. The difference between them and the Muslim extremists is the Muslim extremists are much better funded and better organized, so they're able to carry out their threats more often and in a much more spectacular fashion.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924280)

A Bear? That's terrible! I thought a jackass would be more fitting!

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (2, Funny)

stonewallred (1465497) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924636)

pedobear reference for the wooosh crowd.

And So Al Amrikee Invokes The Streisand Effect? (2, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924284)

They mentioned that in the article:

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.

I remember that one, I think it opened with a bugs bunny-ish skit depicting Bin Laden in some slapstick comedy.

What I want to know is how Al Amrikee feels about Fox news hosting the image of Muhammad in a bear suit in the article? And how does he feel now that his comment has had the Streisand effect and Foxnews.com is showing it to many more people that don't have access to cable television. Wouldn't he, as part of the distribution channel and medium, be also on said "black lists" he warns of?

Re:And So Al Amrikee Invokes The Streisand Effect? (2, Insightful)

ZSpade (812879) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924370)

The reverse is also true though, this is getting Al Amrikee much more attention than he deserves.

Re:And So Al Amrikee Invokes The Streisand Effect? (5, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924522)

The reverse is also true though, this is getting Al Amrikee much more attention than he deserves.

Really? I think he deserves a little more attention. I eagerly await the South Park episode where a whiny little pissant runs around saying, "This is not a threat but a warning that you are on murder lists ..." to everyone in South Park. It'd be hard but I have confidence that Matt and Trey would adequately portray the stupidity of Al Amrikee. "Raising awareness?" More like a power trip or inciting a murder.

Re:And So Al Amrikee Invokes The Streisand Effect? (1, Insightful)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924662)

Honestly, these Muslim extremists are weakling ladylike pussies compared to the Buddhists.

Call me when you Muslim extremists have the balls to pour gasoline all over yourself, light yourself on fire and sit there and pray.

I really don't understand why the Muslim community is not publicly outraged at these people that give their faith a bad name.

Re:And So Al Amrikee Invokes The Streisand Effect? (1)

lyinhart (1352173) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924458)

I remember that one, I think it opened with a bugs bunny-ish skit depicting Bin Laden in some slapstick comedy.

No, that would be the post-9/11 episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants [wikipedia.org] " in which Cartman plays the Bugs Bunny role.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (1)

P-Nuts (592605) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924360)

They depicted Muhammed in Super Best Friends in season 5 (which is what your screengrab shows). In season 10's Cartoon Wars (which is about the fictional controversy of depicting him in Family Guy) he appears covered by a black censorship screen.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924452)

I thought this had all been part of a bet. I'll see if I can find a link on where I heard that.

Mix-up: they already had depicted him before... (4, Informative)

ls671 (1122017) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924466)

I mixed up things, they actually depicted him 2001 as TFA says in "super best friends" , but as I stated, I don't recall anybody said anything back then.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Best_Friends [wikipedia.org]

"Cartoon Wars Part II" is a different show aired after the danish
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoon_Wars_Part_II [wikipedia.org]

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (1)

pudge (3605) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924550)

I call on South Park, and all animated shows, to have a depiction of Mohammed in a bear suit in every episode they make from now on.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (2, Informative)

jimboisbored (871959) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924690)

They already do. The opening credits have had him in EVERY episode since super best friends, he's small, but he's there.

Re:Hmm.. they already had depicted him before... (1)

pudge (3605) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924734)

I mean in the bear suit.

Religion of peace eh? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924218)

NT

Re:Religion of peace eh? (1)

nerdtalker (1541099) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924272)

More like religion of easily butthurt. When will stupid crap like this end? What modern religion can honestly take itself seriously after issuing threats over the depiction of their "god?"

Re:Religion of peace eh? (2, Insightful)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924294)

"Modern Religion"? Answered your own question there, sport.

Re:Religion of peace eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924428)

You could try bashing L Ron Hubbard if you some serious grief.

Re:Religion of peace eh? (2, Informative)

hkmwbz (531650) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924422)

Religion needs to be mocked, but Islam more so than Christianity. The stronger the reaction to parody and ridicule, the more parody and ridicule is required to smack religion into its rightful subdued state (in society).

Re:Religion of peace eh? (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924650)

Its probably because the Bible has a few lessons on Humility.

Re:Religion of peace eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924490)

Mohammad is not a god, but a prophet of God. The difference is significant, but you choose to paint all Muslims with a single brush so that the significance is lost on you is not surprising. All Christians are exactly like Westboro Baptist Church right?

As for why idolatry is wrong, it's a simple idea: the use of images to depict the divine leads to idolatry (ie: The Catholic Church and the Crucifix). Idolatry is bad in that it stifles thought in religious worship while encouraging irrational emotionality.

Parallels to Christianity: (2, Insightful)

butterflysrage (1066514) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924560)

Islam, true Islam, is extremely peaceful. However like any large faith, it is often perverted by those who seek to use it to gain political power. A perfect example of this is Paul from the Christian faith. A simple skim over the books he wrote even leaves the most ignorant aware of the fact that he did not follow the teachings of Jesus. His books have been altered even more in the centuries since then to suit the political pressures at the time.. some parts were cut out, some were added in.

Any faith can be abused by those who want to get more money, land, power, opposite (or same) sex... Looking at Muslims who would threaten people with death over their depictions of Mohammad and taking that as the width and breadth of Islam is no more absurd then looking at the actions of Westboro Baptist and their "Got hates Gays" protests at fallen soldiers and thinking they are representative of all Christians.

Re:Parallels to Christianity: (4, Insightful)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924684)

Not to mention that the KKK are all radical Christians, but we wouldn't want them speaking on behalf of the entire faith, now would we?

Re:Parallels to Christianity: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924736)

You have plenty of clear texts in the Koran telling the Muslims to kill their non believer neighbors.

Re:Parallels to Christianity: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924764)

No. All of these religions are not about peace. They are about being dicks. Seriously. Go read the texts. Its not about peace. Its about how to be a dick.

muhammad married a freaken 9 year old. He was a kid touching pedophile. He talks about voilence a lot.

Christ was also an asshole. Fed kids to bears, talked about hating your parents if they didnt accept him and god, cursed a freaken fig tree, and constantly bashes women.

Peace... seriously.

Re:Religion of peace eh? (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924486)

"We're the religion of peace, and if you say otherwise, we are going to kill you"!

Re:Religion of peace eh? (2, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924654)

I just can't help it [thealmightyguru.com] !

Re:Religion of peace eh? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924696)

dirka dirka jihad?

Col. Allen on Islam (0, Offtopic)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924250)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k [youtube.com]

Why can't THAT black man be president?!

Allen/Honore 2012

Re:Col. Allen on Islam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924536)

Because you could change the dates to other confrontations between the Christian and Islamic worlds through history, then flip the Quran reference to The Bible and you'd end up saying the same thing. Those Muslims/Christians aren't peace loving. They're doing exactly what this book [Quran/Bible] says!

Anonymous Coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924262)

South Park is still on?

Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him (0, Flamebait)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924288)

I find it ironic that the "prophet" Mohammed is treated with more respect and reverence by Muslims who treat human life as superfluous than the "Messiah" Jesus is treated by his followers.

Revelations 3:15-16 calls these followers "lukewarm" and God will spit them out of his mouth on judgement day.

Re:Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him (3, Insightful)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924388)

It's even more ironic that the prohibition against depicting Mohammed was originally (IIRC) to prevent him from being idolized and treated like a deity.

Re:Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him (4, Informative)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924596)

Christianity used to honor a similar tradition to prevent idolatry.

Re:Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him (3, Interesting)

eln (21727) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924598)

Sort of, but I think it mostly derives from certain Muslim traditions that either discourage or outright ban visual depictions of any living creature, particularly humans. This is part of the reason the Taliban in Afghanistan blew up those giant statues of Buddha, and also the reason we had all those stories early in the "war on terror" about how hard it was to find specific bad guys we were looking for (because few or no pictures of them existed, because having their picture taken was forbidden). Extremist Islamic groups have taken these traditions and radicalized them to the point where basically any depiction of Mohammad (or presumably anyone else, although they seem to get particularly offended if it's Mohammad) punishable by death by suicide bomber.

More mainstream Muslims don't care quite that much about it, and it's worth noting that there are plenty of paintings and other art works in Muslim areas featuring visual depictions of Muhammad dating back hundreds of years. This is just another symptom of what happens when people with extremist views have access to lots of explosives: their views get a whole lot more attention than they normally would.

Re:Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him (3, Insightful)

PowerVegetable (725053) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924754)

The one constant truth of all zealots is that obedience to the rules they fight for is far more important to them than the reason for the rules' existence.

It could have been worse.... (5, Insightful)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924296)

They could have put him in a pedobear costume.

Re:It could have been worse.... (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924396)

That would have been historically accurate. I'm sure Mohammed (PBUH) would drive a cargo van with "CANDY" spray painted on the side.

Re:It could have been worse.... (1, Interesting)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924566)

Mohammed (PBUH) did have a 7 year old wife. People who idolize that while threatening violence toward a cartoon are, well, not stable.

Re:It could have been worse.... (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924574)

+1. Mohammad's youngest wife was 6 years old.

Re:It could have been worse.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924412)

Which would have been surprisingly fitting, if you know your history.

Re:It could have been worse.... (4, Insightful)

b4upoo (166390) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924632)

I see no reason why Mohammed should not be portrayed as a complete ass hole.

Re:It could have been worse.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924666)

Or better yet..

Sexual harassment Muhabear! (shit... I'll get fucked for this so better post anonymous)

A few months back (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924300)

I also remember some other extremists warning the president of the US and various senators about violent retribution (with gun crosshairs painted over their districts etc) after voting for the health care bill.

As the Rednecks say: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924302)

"All I ever needed to know about Islam, I learned on 9/11."

I often wish it weren't so true =(

Re:As the Rednecks say: (4, Insightful)

ClosedSource (238333) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924628)

Too be fair, the terrorists are no more about Islam then Pat Robertson is about Christianity.

Is there anything they won't mock? (5, Interesting)

hkmwbz (531650) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924304)

The South Park guys seem to mock anything and everything. However, their targets don't usually threaten with violence, do they?

I think they actually knew what they could be getting themselves into when they did this. Even though South Park seems "childish", it does do social commentary, and it shows that the authors seem to be paying attention to the world around them. I may not agree with everything they have done, but in my opinion, it's better that they do too much than too little. It's important that someone has the balls to stand up and speak out. And now they dared to touch Muhammad.

That said, have they ever refused to parody or ridicule someone or something? Is there anything that is "sacred" to them?

Muhammad might be sacred to Muslims, and they may be offended by this. But this is exactly why Muhammad needs to be ridiculed even more. Nothing should be above criticism and ridicule, and if some think that they or their symbols are, they should be the target of even more ridicule, until they understand that they will not be able to do anything they please without criticism for their wrongdoings.

Let's hope Matt and Trey won't end up as "martyrs" of free speech, though. We need them around to keep doing what they do.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (1)

norfolkboy (235999) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924356)

That's because none of their other targets are ambassadors of the religion of peace...

Seriously. These mental fucktards need to crawl back in their caves.

Good on South Park for having the balls.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (2, Informative)

norfolkboy (235999) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924418)

That said, have they ever refused to parody or ridicule someone or something? Is there anything that is "sacred" to them?

I suspect not. They seem consistent.

Remember Chef/Isaac Hayes - despite being a great character, they were happy to let him protest and walk, in the name of freedom of expression.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (5, Insightful)

tophermeyer (1573841) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924532)

That said, have they ever refused to parody or ridicule someone or something? Is there anything that is "sacred" to them?

I seem to remember that they were close to backing off of Scientologists, mainly because of Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) is one. But then they went ahead and did it anyway, so he quit, and they made a big deal about Chef leaving town to join some evil cultish adventure club.

IMO, nothing is sacred to them. They ridicule pretty much everything, which is one of the reasons I love the show. Like you, I don't really agree with all of the offensive things they have portrayed, but at the same time I did laugh at a lot of things that many people would find offensive. I think that a show like that has some cultural value, at the very least to let us see how ridiculous some of our prejudices and sensitivities are.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924680)

I seem to remember that they were close to backing off of Scientologists, mainly because of Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) is one. But then they went ahead and did it anyway, so he quit

What are you talking about? South Park caved and did a whole episode about What Scientologists Actually Believe.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (5, Insightful)

Georules (655379) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924604)

To be specific, they did not mock Muhammad. Muhammad didn't do anything controversial in the episode. They were mocking people's fear over showing the image and the reaction by some to that image.

Re:Is there anything they won't mock? (2)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924706)

Even though South Park seems "childish", it does do social commentary

Those are not opposed stances. It IS childish and it does social commentary.

I don't want them harmed, but "We need them around to keep doing what they do."
  no, we don't.

Slashdotted. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924310)

That'll show 'em!

The only way to fight this nonsense... (5, Insightful)

Angst Badger (8636) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924322)

...is to increase the number of targets by several orders of magnitude. No, really, I'm quite serious. If everyone posts or publishes a cartoon simultaneously mocking Mohammed, Jesus, and Moses, there will be no practical way for religious extremists to respond. (Yes, I know there are other religions, but it's the big three monotheist camps that are making most of the trouble.)

Re:The only way to fight this nonsense... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924438)

I am Spartacus!

Re:The only way to fight this nonsense... (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924544)

Yes, I know there are other religions, but it's the big three monotheist camps that are making most of the trouble.

Sadly, Hindu fundamentalists also need to be added to our list. Read some history of the subcontinent if you want more context.

"is that okay?" (5, Funny)

Zarf (5735) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924330)

Part of the plot of the episode was the characters worrying that Muhammad was going to appear in their town. They kept asking "is that okay" in the episode... representations of Muhammad as a stick figure to Muhammad inside a U-Haul prompt worried questions from the characters... eventually the characters opt to place Muhammad in a full-body bear suit so he was not visible.

"is that okay?"

I guess not.

Re:"is that okay?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924498)

I propose a website: "pictures of muhammad" .com or something. That'll be fun!

Re:"is that okay?" (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924578)

I didn't watch the episode in question, but based on your description it sounds like the entire thing was an exercise in pushing buttons and seeing what the response would be.

Who cares? (1)

Hollovoid (942476) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924338)

Really, who has south park NOT ridiculed in one way or another. Threatening with violence only shows how much more of a tool you can be!

It's a religion of peace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924358)

It's a religion of peace, but you know what they say: a few million bad apples spoils the whole bunch.

Successful Troll is Successful (1)

Nematode (197503) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924364)

You'd think that after a few decades of the internets, IRL trolling wouldn't still be so easy.

Oh Brother (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924368)

Islam needs to grow a pair and get over themselves. No one is spared from South Park, hell they kill jesus almost every other episode, they made fun of mormons, they had a voice actor quit because they made fun of scientology. Muslims are no more special than anyone else.
The scary thing is, jihadists firmly believe one day everyone will be muslim, or no one will be muslim (read no one will be alive to have an opinion otherwise)
Their lack of tolerance is terrible, Id wish we could get rid of our dependency on oil to make the middle east unnecessary.

They couldn't want anything more (5, Informative)

Kashell (896893) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924392)

This is exactly the reaction that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were looking for.

If you watch the episode, the members of South Park conclude that the only way to _NOT OFFEND_ Muslims is to put him in a bear suit.

Unfortunately, it looks like in the real world, the Muslims are even more crazy than South Park has depicted them to be. It shows exactly how wacko the muslim community is.

It's similar to the Scientology episode...except, they didn't actually get sued by Scientologists. I daresay, that Scientologists are more sane in this regard than Muslims.

Re:They couldn't want anything more (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924554)

Scientology episode...except, they didn't actually get sued by Scientologists. I daresay, that Scientologists are more sane in this regard than Muslims.

That fundi Muslims got bent out of shape doesn't surprise me; but Scientology not suing does surprise me.

I gotta say man... (1)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924398)

...the 200th episode was fucking epic. Easily one of the best South Park episodes ever, even if it was a parody of "rehash" episodes...it was amazing.

Ugh, seriously? Go worry about your own backyard. (1)

dawning (1532689) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924402)

Wow, some people take things too far. If you have such a big issue with their show, don't pay any attention to it. If you go murder these guys, you're not going to fear people in to listening to your demands. You'll be polarizing a vast fan base in to never considering your views as anything more than completely fucking crazy.

Only family should make you this crazy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924440)

Ha!

The Howard Stern effect in action.

People watch it cause they love it...people watch it cause they hate it.

Much like everything else in life...if people don't like something they get closer to it so they can complain in greater detail about it.

In the end I feel that you have two choices about group/personal opinions:

1. If you don't like something...be intelligent enough to leave it alone.

OR

2. Become what you don't like.

That's about it.

The Muslim extremists simply can't Bear it... (5, Funny)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924472)

OK, OK, *Somebody* had to make the joke.

religion-is-wonderful (1)

mi (197448) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924474)

from the religion-is-wonderful dept.

Though religions are, indeed, full of wonder, some are fuller than others... Religion of Peace [thepeoplescube.com] in particular... Maybe, it is just because it is so young — over 700 years younger than even Christianity, though.

Re:religion-is-wonderful (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924634)

"Though religions are, indeed, full of shit,"

There, fixed it.

I'll risk trolldom... (1, Flamebait)

m93 (684512) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924476)

Muhammad can go suck a big, floppy donkey dick.

Who cares? (0, Troll)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924478)

Fuck Islamic radicals. Also for good measure, fuck Mohammed.

"warn"? Are you kidding me? (5, Insightful)

Aurisor (932566) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924480)

"Extremists Warn South Park Creators Over Muhammad in a Bear Suit"

What a total wimp-out of a headline. A 'warning' is when the weatherman says 'it looks icy out today, drive slow.' When someone calls upon the nut-jobs of the world to murder you because you pissed off their bronze-age sky fairy, that's inciting violence, an explicit threat. I'm willing to go pretty far in support of free speech, but this is definitely "fire in a crowded theater" material.

Publicity! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924508)

Wait. The new season of South Park has started? SHIT! Thanks, Muslim homosexuals! I'll be sure to tune in to episode 201 to have a good laugh at your prophet while I'm riding a train on two sweet arab honeys. /calculated for maximum effect

Are Non-Followers Beholden To Their Rules (1)

SplicerNYC (1782242) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924516)

I don't care what religion it is, if I am not a follower of that religion, I am not subject to its rules. Period.

Re:Are Non-Followers Beholden To Their Rules (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924638)

That probably pisses them off the most. They know you can get away with it, that nothing will happen without their interference.

Even if you make a statue of Mohammed out of donkey shit and piss on it, they know that there won't be any Gods arriving to put a stop to it.

Truth is, the most powerful god is weaker than the weakest man.

Re:Are Non-Followers Beholden To Their Rules (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924660)

Their religion tells them that their god wants them to murder you if you don't follow its rules. It's what differentiates fundamentalist Islam from virtually every other religion practiced today.

Pedobear? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924524)

Given that Muhammad's wives were all under 10 I assume it was a pedobear suit?

foxnews? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924526)

Can't we get better, more reliable new sources then faux news? Something with merit?

Eastern Orthodox (0)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924590)

Eastern Orthodox Christians do not permit depictions of anyone. Do they throw a fit about cartoons too?

Radicals (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924602)

What gets me about radical religious types is that they always seem to profess to know what it is their supreme leader wants. Depict their leader in a costume - or even in the flesh - and they hand out a death warrant. Seems to me this is not only hypocritical (i.e., being above their leader by professing to know what it is their leader wants), but also goes to show that their supreme leader is "weak" - IOW, if the supreme leader doesn't like it, wouldn't they have the absolute power to just terminate the accusers without too much hassle?

I'm not a fan (0, Flamebait)

geekoid (135745) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924606)

but thanks to this extremist statement, I'll be watching.

Muhammad can suck my cock.

War on Islam? (2, Interesting)

gregthebunny (1502041) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924630)

Now, I'm not condoning war or murder or terrorism or anything like that, but would it be at all ironic (and hilarious) if this lead to a an American "war on Islam" à la the "war on Canada" in Bigger, Longer & Uncut [wikipedia.org] ?

Danish cartoon brought out Mother of all Irony (2, Insightful)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924644)

"How dare you portray Muhammad as violent! We shall kill you for that!"

Go someplace else (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924728)

If such people are in the US and they don't like what happens in the US they should go live somewhere else.

If such people aren't in the US then they should stay where they are and not visit the US.

People who settle in the US should adopt US values and not try to force their own religious or cultural values upon US citizens.

Instead of ' Blame Canada ' ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31924740)

I guess now it'll be ' Blame Muhammad '

Can't bear it (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924760)

Didn't Yogi used to wear a Muhammad suit to steal picnic baskets?

Success! (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 4 years ago | (#31924766)

When one sets out to do something that is carefully calculated to progressively piss off everyone, it shouldn't come as a huge shock when the plan succeeds so well that a few pissees become violent.

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