Does Mohammad Shit in the Woods?*

Yes. It's another South Park post.

When they aren't skimming Reason for subject matter, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are doing the yeomans work of pissing off Muslim extremists by—and prepare yourself, now—portraying Mohammad as a soft-spoken guy in a bear costume who, as Jesse Walker and Jacob Sullum point out below, happens to be Santa. If this all sounds a trifle confusing, the episode can be viewed online here for clarification. Admittedly, it's rather easy to irritate the Islamists. When not calling for cartoonists to be put to death or novelists to be sacrificed, the radicals are busying themselves finding offense in Burger King ice creamMcDonalds toysNike sneakersduty free bagscalenders featuring cute pigs, and stories featuring  Piglet, the cuddly and haram costar of Winnie the Pooh. So it was no surprise that a group of knuckle draggers in New York, proprietors of the a website called Revolution Muslim, warned Stone and Parker that they would "end up like Theo van Gogh" if they continued offending their faith. This, they wrote, was not a threat (of course not), but simply a statement of fact.

This morning on BBC World Service's "World Have Your Say," it was repeatedly declared that the thugs from RevolutionMuslim had it all wrong; that one should not judge the reaction of "Muslims" by the actions of a few extremists. This is, of course, an entirely fair point, though it elides the hysterical reaction that followed publication of the now infamous (and still banal) Danish Mohammad cartoons, in which foreign governments whipped mobs into violent "reprisal" actions, Danes living in the Middle East and Indonesia were advised to stay at home, Western journalists tut-tutted about the "limits" of free expression, and few, if any, mainstream Muslim activists defended the right of Jyllands-Posten to publish the drawings without tacking on an insipid caveat about "causing offense."

But the issue here is not causing offense to those who believe the rest of us must abide by the rules of their religion, by not representing their "prophet" in cartoon form (demonstrating that the turban bomb was mere icing on the cake). The answer to this niggling problem is simple: screw 'em. No, the real problem is the pathetic, spineless cowards at Comedy Central, who mock one and all nightly on the Daily Show and Colbert Report, but submit to the outrageous demands of the violent and superstitious. Actually, being that this is a preemptive measure, could we not accuse Comedy Central of Islamophobia? Are they not fearful of Islam, despite receiving only one threat from a group of subliterate wackjobs in Queens?

And it isn't just that Comedy Central censored an image of Mohammad, as they have done in the past, but they bleeped out any mention of the him, lest any Muslims happen upon their prophet's name being used in an offensive context. Parker and Stone released the following statement today:

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

At the time of posting, no one from RevolutionBuddhists, whose deity was depicted snorting a fat line of cocaine in last week's episode, could be reached for comment.

Update: Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist behind the famous Mohammad-with-bomb-in-turban drawing, was fired from his job today "for security reasons." A bad day for free speech; a terrific one for religious lunacy.

* - See Jacob's post on the same subject.

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  • Mohammed||

    What the

  • No Name Guy||

    Commedy Central:

    What a bunch of pussies.

  • Brave poster of the year...||

    and the winner of the no pussy/doesn't know pussy award is......No Name guy

  • liberty_equality_solidarity||

    It's actually Viacom that are the bunch of pussies. The Comedy Central suits are just following orders.

  • Paul||

    Actually, being that this is a preemptive measure, could we not accuse Comedy Central of Islamophobia?

    I think this has been discussed elsewhere. That when the media at large doesn't blink to print something that might be construed as offensive to Catholics, 7th Day Adventists or Christians in general, but gets queasy about printing something offensive to Muslimes... then that suggests that someone is actually afraid the Muslims are a group of potentially violent extremists, waiting for the next excuse.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    The kinds of radical, froth-mouthed Muslims who would try to kill (again) over cartoons... well, they're fucking barbarians. Period.

    Not even the Westboro Baptist fucktards don't go THAT far.

  • Michael Ejercito||

    I would hate to find common cause with Fred Phelps and co., but we may have to do so soon.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Supefulous "not". Syntax failure. More beer needed.

  • .||

    It's superfluous, dude - stop trying to fulous. ;-)

  • Sudden||

    The answer to this niggling problem is simple

    Racist!

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Shit, now I can't spell "supeRfluous".

  • Big Gay Al||

    Actually is SUPER-fluous. (must be pronounced with lisp)

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Thanks, Big Gay Al! You feelin' super today?

  • ||

    Yeah, those Comedy Central folks are so brave and edgy. They can mock politicians but they back down against threats from illiterate thugs. So cool!

  • B||

    Yeah, they are so brave they only mock politicians on one side of the spectrum.

  • Epistrophy||

    Aww, we have a butthurt Faux News fan.

  • TXLimey||

    While CC is as left-leaning as any other entertainment channel, to be fair they've not exactly censored their shows from ripping on Democratic politicians. Go watch the ManBearPig episode of South Park for a prime example, but even the Daily Show has taken a crack or two at Obama and other dem pols.

  • Sudden||

    I love how Ads by Google works. I now know of and can patronize the International Muslim Matrimonial Site.

  • Almanian||

    They keep the muslim women covered up cause they're all pretty...

  • ||

    No, it's to prevent earthquakes. You haven't been keeping up with current events, man...

  • ||

    In Time Of War|4.22.10 @ 6:30PM|#
    "No, it's to prevent earthquakes...."

    Yeah, or they'll occur along the "Bush's Fault".

  • Rick Sanchez||

    Is it too cold to have a volcano in Iceland?

  • Brian E||

    The volcano in Iceland is Nick Clegg's fault. You heard it here first.

  • Mad Max||

    When Iran's a-rockin', don't come a knockin'.

  • Mad Max||

    Isn't that the meaning of that Iranian cleric’s remark that the Iranian earthquake was caused by promiscuous women?

  • Mad Max||

    Isn't that the meaning of that Iranian cleric’s remark that the Iranian earthquake was caused by promiscuous women?

  • Mad Max||

    and they cause double posts, too.

  • cynical||

    I note that the ad doesn't assume what gender you're seeking for marriage based on the gender you assign to yourself. I don't know whether that makes them really tolerant or lazy, though.

  • ||

    Damn, I turned off ABP and refreshed but see no mohamedans. I do notice though that the reason girl has cleaned up her act and got a job at the cell phone kiosk in the mall.

  • Almanian||

    I'm just pissed I we didn't get to see/hear the end of the story. This is worse than David Lynch's weak-ass, hissyfit, unsatisfying non-ending to "Twin Peaks."

    Congrats CC - you now have the title of "Most Unsatisfying Non-Resolution to a Show EVER". Pricks

  • ||

    The thing is, this is totally unsurprising. Their behavior towards the previous Mohammed episode made that clear. I expect nothing from them in terms of bravery. Nothing.

    What really sucks is that they've made it impossible for us to see it uncut, even online.

  • Muhammed||

    This is a feature, not a bug.

  • Joe M||

    Obvious solution: "leak" the episode online somewhere.

  • Contemplationist||

    Nah, man its easy enough to torrent the original.

  • ||

    Yeah, but you have to get a midget to say that whole speech backwards to live up to the Lynch legacy.

  • MNG||

    I'm not sure Lynch's ending was so bad. As Garland Briggs feared sometimes love might not be enough to overcome things like the Black Lodge.

    The real debate is: was there a White Lodge? Earle spoke of it in the past tense, but other clues suggested there was one still...

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    I was SO hoping for another Terence and Phillip cliff-hanger special...

  • Ted S.||

    Am I the one person who didn't give a shit about Twin Peaks back when it was on TV?

  • .||

    No.

  • Old Bull Lee||

    It wasn't an ending, it was a cliffhanger to a 3rd season that was never produced.

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    Sadly. I really wish that show had lasted longer.

  • Hacha Cha||

    actually you can't go to their website and watch it. if you try to watch it a note saying how comedy central won't let them stream their original version pops up.

  • MNG||

    I can understand not wanting to have you and your loved ones live under a death threat, but it is a sad day when some medieval Stone Age camel fuckers get to dictate to so many just because of, well, their willingness to act like medieval Stone Age camel fuckers.

  • Brian||

    Call them pig fuckers. It's more insulting.

  • Coeus||

    No, they like fucking them, it's why they won't eat 'em. You know, emotional attachment and all that.

  • JB||

    Every Muslim terrorist should have his body fed to pigs, then those pigs should be roasted while covered with extra bacon from other pigs, then those ashes mixed with pig shit and buried under a pig farm.

  • Michael Ejercito||

    I can understand not wanting to have you and your loved ones live under a death threat, but it is a sad day when some medieval Stone Age camel fuckers get to dictate to so many just because of, well, their willingness to act like medieval Stone Age camel fuckers.


    You know, we have learned a very important lesson today.

    If we want to get things done, we need to use methods that are effective .

    This very day, Reason.Com reported on the abuse of eminent domain in Brooklyn.

    If radicla Islamist sand nazis could get Comedy Central to censor an episode of South Park by using threats of terrorism, imagine how effective threats of terrorism would be against those who would abuse eminent domain.

  • MNG||

    Weave your crazy web wingnut!

  • Paul||

    Aside from being wrong-- that's why we criticize the medieval thugs: they're wrong and we don't want to be like them, we'd get arrested and thrown into jail.

  • Michael Ejercito||

    Aside from being wrong-- that's why we criticize the medieval thugs: they're wrong and we don't want to be like them, we'd get arrested and thrown into jail.


    How many of those medieval thugs have been arrested and thrown in jail?

  • liberty_equality_solidarity||

    Well, If you're going to make treats like that, no one is going to take it seriously until there is some follow through.

    The Islamist had been making these type of treats for years. No one listened until they showed some follow through.

  • NeonCat||

    Start small. Go to Nets games and throw paper airplanes at the players and Ratner if he is there.

  • hmm||

    I think Kenny should suicide bomb Comedy Central while screaming "LAMHUHMANALALAHALALAHMANHEMNAMHMALALALALALALA!!!" in a future episode.

  • hmm||

    Damnit this was supposed to be at the bottom.

  • ||

    And the usual 'huge majority of moderate Muslims' is protesting this censorship, right?
    Pretty quiet protest......

  • Brian E||

    I'm sick of this argument. It's enough to not be calling for censorship. Nobody needs to go around denouncing every bit of stupidity in the world just because they happen to nominally share a religion, language, nationality, skin color, etc. with the perpetrators.

  • ||

    OK, then. How about *one* Muslim drawing a picture of Mohammad?
    I'll agree that various god-talkers don't have to apologize for, say, those who kill doctors, but if you, as a believer in X, simply claim that silence equals disapproval of those who supposedly 'warp' your beliefs, I'm not buying it.

  • MNG||

    +1
    Should every Christian go around loudly denouncing every KKK lunatic or every anti-government type go around loudly denouncing the several right wing nuts who've opened up on society?

  • ||

    Should every Christian go around loudly denouncing every KKK lunatic or every anti-government type go around loudly denouncing the several right wing nuts who've opened up on society?

    Yes, why wouldn't they? I would think that if I were a member of a religion and people were murdering in the name of that religion I would be screaming from the rooftops that "this isn't what the(insert religious text here) says!"

    Doesn't the Right to Life committee immediately and loudly denounce those who kill abortionists? Yes, they do.

    CAIR, on the other hand, issues warnings about how they fear that some of theirs will get treated like they treat others.

  • .||

    I would think that if I were a member of a religion and people were murdering in the name of that religion I would be screaming from the rooftops that "this isn't what the(insert religious text here) says!"

    What would you do if that were what the religious text says?

  • Michael Ejercito||

    Should every Christian go around loudly denouncing every KKK lunatic


    No, only white supremacists should do so.

  • ||

    What? Christians, and decent Moslems and libertarian atheists should denounce every KKK lunatic. Why not?

    True, it isn't their responsibility but if you are not a piece of shit, you should have no trouble condemning murder.

    Condemn not apologize

  • ||

    Marshall Gill|4.22.10 @ 9:53PM|#
    "True, it isn't their responsibility but if you are not a piece of shit, you should have no trouble condemning murder."

    IMO, this covers it.
    I do not claim it is the 'responsibility' of each or every bleever to denounce some whacko; I dispute (by evidence) the claim that there is a 'great majority of moderate Muslims' who do not support this sort of activity.
    The evidence is this: In US politics, on either the right or the left, there are whackos who represent the fringe. It is not incumbent on those who find those views not representative of their own views to dispute the issue, but one way or the other (call it the marketplace of ideas), someone does dispute those claims.
    The evidence for the claim that the 'great majority of moderate Muslims' do not support such views is lacking.

  • highnumber||

    People who make a show of publicly denouncing anything are full of it. People who make a show of publicly demanding that someone else publicly denounce something also have it for brains.

  • Coeus||

    Only if I'm supposed to keep apologizing for slavery every time I endorse tax cuts.

  • B||

    Christ, give me a fucking break. Every time something like this happens we always hear about how most Muslims are not violent, yet we never hear the so-called moderates castigating their supposedly more radical brethren.

    Not surprised you couldn't get the gist. You always have been a dumbass.

  • ||

    If it were a Christian group "warning of" violence against someone who mocked Christianity on a TV show, you can bet that Christian leaders would be falling all over themselves to condemn them.

    Not that I blame any particular Muslim for this garbage -- unless they're the ones making the threat warning, they don't bear any responsibility for it. But hey, it would be nice for CAIR and other American Islamic leaders to call out their more radical coreligionists once in a while.

  • liberty_equality_solidarity||

    The Muslim groups do and did do just that. I would add links but it keeps marking them as spam (look up the CARE Facebook page, the american Muslim, etc). There is no shortage of condemnation of both the threats and the censorship.

    You'll never see, if you refuse to open your eyes.

  • The Libertarian Guy||

    Yes, MNG, they should... voluntarily. It's a decent thing to do.

  • ||

    Yes, lest their views/religion/etc. become hijacked (pun intended).

  • ||

    If a libertarian nutjob started bombing people in the name of liberty, do you not think that Reason magazine would denounce it publicly?

  • OMG||

    Yes

  • DADIODADDY||

    well, that would depend on what the definition of bombing is... or is is

  • Shannon Love||

    I think this is another example of delocalization in the internet age. There really isn't any "foreign" lands any more. There is no "over there." Instead, we got beliefs, attitudes, conflicts and problems of every little piss ant corner of the globe leaking into this country.

    For example, slavery has returned to America as organized crime groups smuggle in people from 3rd world and then control them by making the very creditable threat that will kill the slave's loved ones back home if they don't obey. Our legal jurisdictions are powerless to protect people from slavery anywhere in America.

    Violent thugs violating our First Amendment rights while the government doesn't even seem to take notice is just the start. Successful tactics spread. It won't be long before extremist of all sorts begin resorting to violence to intimidate critics. At that point all the freedoms we as people will have struggled and died for will be dragged down to the lowest sewer of the most brutal and ruthless.

    In effect, we're being invaded by osmosis.

  • ||

    very creditable threat

    That's pretty warped of you, Shannon.

  • ||

    Seriously, Shannon? I don't know where to start addressing all the stupidity in that comment. But here goes:

    1. The acts of organized crime that you describe are not slavery, they are extortion. Something that organized crime has been doing long before this allegedly accursed "Internet age". Calling it slavery demeans the horror of true slavery, which occurs with the sanction (and usually active support) of the surrounding community and government.

    2. There is no question of First Amendment rights in this situation. Comedy Central (and Revolution Muslim, for that matter) are private actors and can censor or prohibit speech to their hearts' content. What sort of "notice" do you want the government to take in in this situation?

  • Jaime Kelly||

    Here's my picture of Mohammad:
    *
    See? He's a squashed bug! Or a perfectly symmetrical five-pointed piece of shit!
    Anybody know the Wingdings for a beard? That would have added to it.

  • ||

    UPDATE: Episode 200 was removed from iTunes sometime today. I purchased it last week, so if it reappears, I'll be able to see if it changed.

  • imhotep||

    Yeah am I missing something or didn't this episode air already? Why the gnashing of teeth now? Can't we have a simple peaceful earthday at least once?

  • Ska||

    2 part episode.

  • DADIODADDY||

    earth day is in 2 parts now?

  • ||

    Islam is very peaceful, but when we are insulted we will turn everyone into sausages.

  • Mad Max||

    I hope you mean *chicken* sausages, not pork.

  • ||

    You don't even have to turn us into sausages -- we do it to ourselves whenever you say "boo!"

  • ||

    I purchased a Teddy Bear this morning for the princely sum of $10. I named him Mohammed. This afternoon I sold him on E-Bay for $30. My question is, "Have I made a prophet?"

  • Ferengi Wisdom-head||

    Beware of false profits.

  • Eric||

    About a year ago a British teacher in a Muslim country (I want to say Egypt) was imprisoned because she let her elementary class (of locals) pick a name for a class Teddy bear. They picked Muhammed.

  • ||

    The link to the censored episode doesn't work. Can anyone find it online?

  • Playa Manhattan||

    I got it on usenet, but it is the censored version

  • Contemplationist||

    Pedo bear, dudes! They were insinuating that ole' Mo was a pedophile

  • ||

    This Pedobear?

  • Michael Ejercito||

    You know, we have learned a very important lesson today.

    If we want to get things done, we need to use methods that are effective .

    This very day, Reason.Com reported on the abuse of eminent domain in Brooklyn.

    If radicla Islamist sand nazis could get Comedy Central to censor an episode of South Park by using threats of terrorism, imagine how effective threats of terrorism would be against those who would abuse eminent domain.

  • cynical||

    You can't actually threaten terrorism. That would get you arrested. You just say that you think it is very likely that Bruce Ratner has offended The Invisible Hand (PBUI*) and there's no guarantee that at any given time a terrorist won't blow up his sacrilegious arena, killing every person inside. But if people still want to watch games there and take that chance...

    *Sorry, I have an old fashioned spittoon here, and it's good to give it some exercise every once in a while.

  • MNG||

    The irresponsible crazy that was so nuttily nice it had to be said twice!

    Once for each of Erjecto's personalities!

  • Michael Ejercito||

    The irresponsible crazy that was so nuttily nice it had to be said twice!

    Once for each of Erjecto's personalities!


    I was pointing out the obvious.

    If the threat of terrorism is effective for bad or trivial cases (like getting a network to censor a cartoon episode), imagine how effective it would be for good causes like stopping abuse of eminent domain or stopping injustices in our criminal justice system?

  • ||

    Dude, you are forgetting one little thing. If you make threats of violence, you will go to jail.

    Only the ***-**** is able to make threats of violence and get away with it.

  • Michael Ejercito||

    Dude, you are forgetting one little thing. If you make threats of violence, you will go to jail.

    Only the ***-**** is able to make threats of violence and get away with it.


    You meant to write sand Nazis.

    You realize that the censorship of that South Park episode is a game-changer. Martin Luther King, Jr. was wrong . Nonviolent resistance is only nonviolent, and not resistance.

    So the next time you read about eminent domain abuse, or one of Radley Balko's articles about this Week in Innocence, ask yourself how far nonviolent resistance has gotten us.

  • Fred Phelps||

    God is all knowing. God is all seeing. What I want to know is, when sodomites do it, does God look away, or does he stand in the corner and watch?

  • Ghost of Schrödinger's cat||

    But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

  • Fred Phelps||

    Onward Christian soldiers, we have an undead cat's funeral to protest!

  • Fred Phelps||

    So, the profane are shut off from communication with the Almighty, but the pious have a direct line where they can chat it up? Well, your bullshit sounded pretty good by the way you so elegantly expressed it to put me in my place, but I'm still gonna have to get a pair of hip boots and a gas mask because it is still bullshit, after all.

  • Ghost of Schrödinger's cat||

    But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

  • Fred Godwinesque Phelps||

    You know who else can quote scripture?

    Oh, shit run for it, Bob. That dude makes Orcus look like a mere animated skeleton in comparison. You can't turn him! you can't turn him!

  • Head Deacon||

    I'm a 10th level cleric, Ghost. You got an ass whoopin' coming your way.

    Wait, Fred. What are the Monster Manual stats for Ghost?

  • Fred Phelps||

    You have to roll a seven or better on a d20, Bob.

    Aside from that, you are a member of my church so no wisdom bonuses, obviously.

    However, its the ghost of a cat in a metaphysically perplexed state, so who knows.

  • DADIODADDY||

    Sounds like a job for "Confuse a Cat"

  • Colin||

    Buddha's not considered a deity by Buddhists.

  • B||

    I don't think Muslims consider Muhammad a diety either.

  • sean||

    They certainly deify him

  • cynical||

    I thought their rules about showing him, etc., were (originally, at least) to prevent deifying him. That is, to discourage people from getting in the habit of thinking that the religion was all about Muhammad instead of Allah.

  • ||

    Doesn't matter whether they consider him/her as a sky-daddy.
    It matters what they do to support however they see him/her.

  • ||

    I think Colin was responding to Moynihan's reference to

    RevolutionBuddhists, whose deity was depicted snorting a fat line of cocaine
  • IceTrey||

    A deity is one exalted or revered, so Buddha does qualify as a deity.

  • hammeredHead||

    My cable info lists the South Park episode on right now as 201. However the show currently on is the FaceBook one. I guess Comedy Central is really wussing out.

  • skr||

    screw the censorship and the threats. Find a picture of the South Park Muhammad and make it you Facebook profile image.

  • ||

    Just because I think Trey and Matt should be allowed to offend anyone they like doesn't mean I want to offend people myself. At least not in a way that has my name attached to it.

  • Ron Paul||

    Well, Comedy Central's global empire has clearly made these people very angry. Don't you see, this is blowback for meddling and...non-interventionism...peace...the evil...

  • ||

    Showing a cartoon is not meddling, or interventionism...it's much easier to ignore a TV show than a cruise missile coming through your living room window.

  • ||

    And yet they don't.

  • ||

    Fish dicks.

  • mr simple||

    If you missed the Daily Show you missed John Stewart leading a resounding rendition of "Go fuck yourself now" aimed at Revolution Muslim for threatening Matt and Trey after the last Southpark. It was a pretty amazing bit.

  • wingnutx||

    http://www.revolutionislam.com/

    hah!

  • Fuct||

    If Trey and Matt had portrayed Jesus getting fucked in the ass by a hooker with a strap-on, nobody would have said a fucking thing except a few James Dobson types. They would have been laughed at and the world would have moved on.

    The so-called Islamic radicals know how to use political correctness and the Internet against us. This was probably as much of a publicity stunt as it was genuine outrage.

    I'm sure adherents to the Religion of Peace™ would never hurt anyone because the adherents were offended, though. Right?

  • Drax the Destroyer ||

    DUDE, there was an episode where Jesus was killed by a jew (Kyle), was resurrected, brutally halved Bill Donahue (Catholic League) with a Krull-like blade, and then he put sunglasses on to look cool. NO one, gave enough of shit over any of that to threaten anything near violence. Not Jews, Catholics, or people who worship Krull (Chad) or the Matrix (Tony). If they did, it was only through pissy little shouts into the internet.

    The fact is that adherents to radical Islam are similar to Medieval Christians who used government power to destroy uncounted lives with their corrupt idiocy. Unfortunately for the world, Islamic extremists have access to more than just swords and arrows these days, and their new recruits are initially seeking some sort of revenge against state-sponsored American stupidity (so they claim). Access to advanced technology combined with Death-wish like vengeance without a cultural renaissance will lead to crazy Mad-Max violence. Hell, the internet, an arguably benign technological entity, aids them with all sorts of technical advice on how to construct their "party favors". The west HAD a cultural renaissance and still spent 50 years ready to destroy the world with A-bombs because they just couldn’t stand atheism and the color red.

    To their credit, Matt and Trey (seemingly) stood up to these hairy vaginas unlike Comedy Central because pissing people off is what they like to do. I wish them luck in getting the original episode on the air but, I would not be surprised if a minor contractual statement gave CC the power to castrate the episode, thus giving Matt and Trey little recourse.

    In the fantasy world I’d prefer existed, I think we should take a third of our defense budget, develop and iron man-like suit, and use it to repeatedly break the arms and legs of assholes that pull this shit. Mafia style. After the 3 quadruple fractures, people start to get the point. A joke is nothing to kill over.

  • DADIODADDY||

    only maim and injure apparently

  • Epistrophy||

    That's just what the little pricks want, though. Violence. It's just a newer form of terrorism, really.

    The best response is just to ignore them. They want attention, they want publicity, they want an extremist response to their own extremism.

    That's why this censorship is particularly upsetting.

  • Drax the Destroyer||

    I agree with you Apostrophe, but I'm still recovering from 20+ years of bullshit being shoved into my brain so I apologize for the lapses. The Iron Man Solution (Patent Pending) is a simple fantasy involving injury and not murder brought on by general misanthropy, hopelessness and depression on my part. If such sicence fictiony technology existed and was viable, the world might be a different enough place that we would not need to give a shit about the Middle East anyway, no violence necessary.

    I think Matt and Trey's response was exactly what you are calling for, but Comedy Central shit in the punch bowl. In the end, it was probably their decision to make regardless of how much we gripe about censorship.

  • Epistrophy||

    The whole reaction and censorship is, ironically, what the episode was all about. The celebrities and gingers wanted Mohammed's "goop" (or whatever it was) so they could avoid being targets for mockery or parody.

    I'm a little unclear as to why Kyle's "what we learned today," speech was censored, though. It was funny at the time, but in a rare moment when South Park was actually being serious. It would be like censoring out the part of the Jerry Springer show where, after all the drama and brawling, Springer explains why these people are messed up and how it all could have been resolved.

  • DADIODADDY||

    so you're saying that Jerry Springer is really Muhammad?

  • Epistrophy||

    Swing and a miss. ;)

  • truth-man||

    If someone at comedy central finds these so called "not threats" as a threat to their safty, they need to call the police and have them investigate. The asshole who wrote these letters needs to be apprehended and taken to court. If found guilty they will spend a lot of time in jail and be fined. I believe that the entire organization can be fined for these crimes. If you threaten anyone in America and they feel it is a danger to their safety than you ARE commiting a crime. That's the fucking law. If these stupid extremist don't like that, than they can leave our country and go to some other hate filled third world country so that we can bomb the hell out of them and then continue on with our tv shows filled with satire. If the extremists don't like our shows, take these show's writers to court. I'm sure Matt and Trey will win, but at least then these people will have some peacful and legal way of getting back at comedy central and it's shows.

    I'm pretty peaceful, but you need to ask me to stop- don't threaten me or mine if you want there to be a stop to what I do. I won't stop if you threaten me, I'll keep going until you leave or we fight. I'm sure that's how most of the poeple who make south park feel too.

  • Slut Bunwalla||

    A few years ago, when the whole Danish cartoons shit went down and everyone was freaking out, the student newspaper at the college I attended ran an article or something about it. In this article were reproductions of the offending cartoons.

    Some Muslim student complained that she was offended. The next edition of the paper printed this long, groveling, pathetic letter of apology from the editors. They were so sorry for offending anyone, that was never their intent, they would never do it again, we need to respect everybody's sensibilities...all that kind of bullshit, all 100% serious.

    I read it and was absolutely furious. I could not believe how cowardly these editors were. What utter shivering pussies they had proved themselves to be. And they were journalism students!

    I wrote a letter/op-ed in response to it, directly calling out the editor-in-chief for his cowardice and his willingness to hand over his 1st Amendment rights in the name of political correctness. Printed it up, walked into the paper's office, and handed it to the editor myself.

    Imagine my surprise when they never deigned to print it in the paper.

  • hmm||

    I think Kenny should suicide bomb Comedy Central while screaming "LAMHUHMANALALAHALALAHMANHEMNAMHMALALALALALALA!!!" in a future episode.

  • ron||

    The only proper response is the holy skewering of the prophet of death and war, Mohommad, the religion of swine, Islam and the pigs who worship it. May death be upon them.

  • ||

    I USED TO BE OPEN TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.......UNTIL NOW!!!!!! threatening matt and trey is too much. from now on......muhammed is a piece of crap in every word!!!!! false prophets for satans army. muhamedd can suck my...

  • javed||

    those who making fun of HAZRAT MUHAMMED will come to know very soon

  • ||

    Alleged prophet.

    Mohammad is about as legit as Joe Smith and LDS.

    A quick read on the history of Joe Smith and Mormonism reveals that Joe grew up in the original Woodstock, that is Woodstock, Vermont.

    Joe joined the free love movement at the time.

    Him and has buddy Brigham Young became con men, heading westward from town to town, swindling townsfolk out of cash, running up debts engaging in orgies and then when revealed as frauds, they would be run from town.

    This pattern repeated until Joe, while sitting in jail, suddenly was released and given street justice. A mob hung him for his swindling, orgy-pervy ways.

    Brigham Young high-tailed it westward.

    No one can spell this guy Mohammad's name. Is it Mohamet, Muhammed, Mohammed?

    The guy comes 600 some years later after Christ, concocting a con story, same as Joe Smith.

    The Con Man Mohammad does not make any attempt to tie himself into the Old Testament story, thus yielding veracity.

    In short, he concocted a new story to put himself in charge of a money-making cult.

    Prophet? Hardly.

  • ||

    Muslim bodies should be fed to pigs so they are shat out to their final unrest.

  • ||

    this is wrong

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