Oh dear. No sooner had I congratulated the South Park team on their fantastic 200th episode and wished them long life than along comes the news that they have been wished anything but that by certain others.
The website Revolutionmuslim.com has put up a video on their site as well as on Youtube juxtaposing images of the two men who are behind South Park alongside pictures of Ayaan Hirsi Ali (who still lives with permanent security protection) and the dead body of her own film-making partner Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh was murdered in an Amsterdam street by an Islamist in 2004 for the “crime” of making a film about the abuse of women within some Islamic communities.
To a backing-track of iihadi preachers, the Revolutionmuslim post reads that: “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. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”
All of which of course just confirms the point that the South Park boys were making. The anniversary show figured the inventors of all the major world religions. They showed Buddha snorting drugs. They did not even show Mohammed, as their broadcast network wouldn’t allow them to. Noticeably, no death threats have emanated from Buddhists for showing their founder as a drug-addict. But for not even showing Mohammed, and for pointedly demonstrating that they could not, an extremist Muslim group has threatened them.
I’d have said that was point proved. South Park 1: Islamists 0.
Tags: Buddha, death-threat, Islamist, Matt Stone, South Park, Theo van Gogh, Trey Parker
for the record i think everything theyve done this season has been pure genius. and the "super best friends club" is absolutely priceless.
best wishes to Matt and Trey.
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