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Islamic website says 'South Park' creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone face violence for depiction of Muhammad



South Park
creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone might want to start looking over their shoulders, since a radical Islamic website has taken issue with their depiction of the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week's 200th episode. Come on, people; They purposely didn't show Muhammad! (warning: just a tad NSFW) posted a warning saying the cartoon masterminds may face a bit of sectarian violence for their cheekiness: "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, referencing the Dutch filmmaker murdered in 2004 for making a documentary about Muslim women being abused. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

Fox News decided to ask the post's author, Abu Talhah al Amrikee, why he was threatening Parker and Stone, and why a graphic photo of Van Gogh was included on the entry.

"It's not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome," al Amrikee said. "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."

He added that the site is thinking about protesting the show, which also poked fun at the prophet in a 2001 episode. The post included a sermon by a preacher discussing assassinating people who mock Muhammad and a link to a story in the Huffington Post that details Matt and Trey's Colorado mansion.

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

Including advocating the murder of two slob cartoonists? Why so serious about this subject? Don't people know this is the same show that started with a short showing Jesus and Santa Claus getting into a gunfight?


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:28am]


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