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What a surprise! South Park’s Mobear depiction ignites Muslim fury

THE portrayal of the “prophet” Mohammed disguised as a bear in the 200th episode of South Park has pissed off a frothing band of jihadi jerks, who are now growling threats at the popular TV series’ creators.

Mohammed, portrayed as a bear

On Sunday, Revolutionmuslim.com posted an entry that included a warning to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that they risk violent retribution - after the episode last week included a satirical discussion about whether an image of the “prophet” could be shown. In the end, he is shown wearing a bear suit.

According to this report, Revolutionmuslim, based in New York, was the subject of a CNN investigation last year for its radical rhetoric supporting “jihad” against the West and praising al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Its organizers insist they act within the law and seek to protect Islam.

The posting on Revolutionmuslim.com says:

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. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.

Theo van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2004 after making a short documentary on violence against women in some Islamic societies. The posting on Revolutionmuslim features a graphic photograph of Van Gogh with his throat cut and a dagger in his chest.

The entry on Revolutionmuslim.com goes on to advise readers:

You can contact them [the makers of South Park], or pay Comedy Central or their own company a visit at these addresses …

It then listed Comedy Central’s New York address, and the Los Angeles, California, address of Parker and Sloane’s production company.

Contacted by CNN, the author of the post, Abu Talhah al Amrikee, said that providing the addresses was not intended as a threat to the creators of South Park but to give people the opportunity to protest.

Over still photographs of Parker, Stone, van Gogh and others, the Web site runs audio of a sermon by the radical US-born preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who is now in hiding in Yemen.

The sermon, recorded some time ago, talks about assassinating those who have “defamed” the “prophet” Mohammed - citing one religious authority as saying:

Harming Allah and his messenger is a reason to encourage Muslims to kill whoever does that.

US officials say al-Awlaki is on a list of al Qaeda leaders targeted for capture or assassination.Al Amrikee said the purpose of including the al-Awlaki sermon in his posting was to remind Muslims that insulting the prophet is a severe offense for which the punishment in Islam is death. He added that RevolutionMuslim may hold protests about the show.

Hat tip: Sister Talitha

Update: 20.04.2010.

Revolutionmuslim got itself hacked earlier today. Visitors to the site were confronted with this home page:

The site has now gone done completely!

31 Responses to “What a surprise! South Park’s Mobear depiction ignites Muslim fury”

  1. shargraves says:

    The religion of peace strikes again… YAWN!

    They can peace off – isn’t it about time that everyone else just said STFU – if you don’t like it here, then go to a country that is an Islamic theocracy instead.

  2. shargraves says:

    On the plus side – I will go and seek out that new episode of South Park!

  3. Broadsword says:

    They should have used a Pedo Bear.

  4. Broga says:

    In the early days of the religion of peace – around the time of Salman Rushdie’s persecution for writing a book none of the fuckwits had the ability to read – there were so few “transgressions” that death seemed to await anyone who stepped out of line. Now we have female muslim comediennes (very funny) sticking it to them, male muslim comics and critical writers, films and so on so that criticism has become routine. And the more the merrier.

  5. shargraves says:

    I agree Broga – they can’t kill EVERYONE can they!

  6. Har Davids says:

    What kind of a life do these people have, getting their knickers in a twist every day? And Broga is right; just like the xtrian fundies, the muslim-variety is working hard to keep it’s flock together. When even co-religionists start making fun of you, the end must be at hand.

  7. Alan C. says:

    #Harming Allah and his messenger is a reason to encourage Muslims to kill whoever does that.#

    Supposing they existed, how would it be possible for mere mortals to “harm” god and his No 2?

    As Har Davids says above, what kind of life do these fuckwits have? Being in a constant state of outrage.

  8. ZombieHunter says:

    I watched a repeat of this the other night there (couldn’t watch the origonal showing as I was in the middle of nowhere up in the highlands:D) and I had a feeling that the rugbutters would be in an uproar about this as well as tom cruise and his scienconogy mob.

    Great episode though good satire on freedom of speech and another big fuck you to all the celebs they’ve pissed off down the line :D

  9. Urmensch says:

    Alan C.
    I see what you did there. Lol at Mohammed being Allah’s no.2.

  10. Broga says:

    Indeed. The shock value has gone. Not only that, there are muslim sites for muslims who have opted out. More and more open criticism about their prophet, more resentment from muslim women as their eyes are opened to the persecution they endure. It is all becoming rather routine.

  11. Broadsword says:

    I laughed out loud at the update.

  12. Non Euclidean says:

    Have always loved Parker & Stone’s uncompromising irreverence. Just surprised it took them so long to get round to mo’ham-head.

    As for the website hack, pure class!

  13. Broga says:

    Brilliant!

  14. Janstince says:

    I think it’s funny that they are censoring the image now, and making such a big deal about it. To view the South Park Mohammed, search for the episode “Super Best Friends”. One of their earlier ones.

  15. Alan says:

    Didn’t they do an episode skewing Dawkins? Perhaps we should get signs out calling for the beheading of those who insult atheism

  16. Anonymous says:

    Indeed, Alan. We are militant atheists, after all…
    http://proudatheists.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/97jvo2.jpg

  17. Broga says:

    @Alan. Great idea. I like it.

  18. NeoWolfe says:

    Well, let’s take inventory. Muslim radicals took down two buildings in New York. Then we shitstompted two countries. I suspect that if Muslims are found at root of any further assassinations in the US, over freedom of speech, that the wacko conservative christian base of the US will leave no mosque standing.

    BTW that South Park episode is hilarious.

    PS. Fuck Muhammed!!!!

    NeoWolfe

  19. muhammad says:

    I have a picture of Muhammad too.

  20. Bill says:

    @Alan C – you beat me to it. I would go so far as suggesting that for a Muslim to say that Allah can be harmed is blasphemy and a fatwa should be taken out against him!

  21. Broadsword says:

    Can someone educate me here please?

    Mo is perfect so any image of him cannot match that perfection and is therefore a blasphemy.
    How is it then, that Mohammed is such a popular muzzie name? Surely naming any lesser mortal so should be verboten? They defeat their own logic as far as I can tell.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3567/3422826646_26e577b709.jpg

  22. Mohhamad says:

    How Dare you draw pictures of me and stuff me in a uhaul and in a bear costume and give me a silly voice. You shall feel the wrath of my big Daddy Allah!! For those who fight your meenyheadness I will give them 77 boy virgins in heaven. I have so many boy virgins I am just handing them out! lalalalalalalallalaaaaalalalaaaaalalalaa

    JAHAD A LA lala la!

  23. NeoWolfe says:

    Believe it or not, the Judeo-Christian dogma began with similar edicts:

    Leviticus 26:1 (KJV)
    Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

    Yet, the catholics have, for centuries, had their parishioners enter the church, take a knee before a statue of the madonna, or an impaled jesus, make the sign of the cross on their chest, then take a seat for their brainwashing. Meanwhile wearing a replica of the weapon used to murder their beloved savior. Hilarious and sad at the same time!!!!

    NeoWolfe

  24. Elza77 says:

    FYI: if everytime you find something insult to your religion you threat with violence and death, by the very definition of the word you cannot claim that your faith is the embodiment of “peace”. Enough said. I loved the point “Southpark” made about how any other religious icon can be mocked (they show Buddha using drugs), and no one fears the reprisals of any faith but Islam.
    On another note, this would be a fantastic time for all the “moderate Muslims” (who, like the unicorn, one hears so much about but never sees in the media) to come out of the woodwork and denounce this childish and barbaric attitude. That is, unless they agree with their nuttier brethren.

  25. Har Davids says:

    NeoWolfe, it would really be hilarious if they had to drag an actual-size replica of the cross around. Can someone please make some fake parchment instructing xtians to do just that? Imagine the scenes!! ROFL all day long.

  26. Stan B. says:

    It is a weak “god” indeed who cannot protect his own prophet from harm and ridicule.

  27. Robert says:

    I think there was some other saying, perhaps even a proverb, that “The Devil cannot stand to be mocked.” We see that Islam cannot stand to be mocked…

  28. Proud christian says:

    Their site may be down, but their mission statement is available on archive.org.

    Just more examples of the impending takeover of Islam and Sharia law if we Bible-believing Christians don’t stand up for our beliefs and rights.

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