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Islamic website threatens South Park creators

The Islamic website Revolutionmuslim.com has allegedly threatened South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a fate similar to Theo Van Gogh for “insulting” the prophet Mohammad during it’s 200th episode. In that episode, Muhammad is depicted in a bear suit. Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who murdered in 2004 for making a “documentary on violence against women in some Islamic societies.” The website shows a picture of the Van Gogh with the caption, “Theo Van Gogh – Have Matt Stone And Trey Parker Forgotten This”.

Here is video of Matt and Trey talking about using Mohammad in their show: http://www.youtube.com/user/boingboingvideo#p/u/0/Vp9bYLa5gaA (NSFW:heavy language)

The Islamic website also linked to an Huffington Post article that described where the two South Park creators lived.

Community Comments

#1 Tom Wood
April/19/2010
@ 4:42 pm

Matt and Trey are right, the best response to the Danish cartoon controversy would have been a massive re-printing of the cartoons in publications everywhere across the planet. It still is, so we don’t have to put up with this kind of stupidity.

#2 Ben Carlsen
April/19/2010
@ 9:13 pm

Okay, first of all, the only thing I think of when I read that is Vincent’s beloved brother, Theo. I know it’s obviously not THAT Theo van Gogh, but still…

Secondly, what a way to commemorate your 200th episode.

#3 Gar Molloy
April/20/2010
@ 4:49 am

Heh, given that this kind of threat is exactly why Mohammed was in the bear suit in the first place, I can’t see Matt Stone And Trey Parker being entirely unhappy with this.

#4 Charles Brubaker
April/20/2010
@ 8:02 am

This is pretty hilarious in hindsight, considering how everyone was panicking about this throughout the episode. The odds are the next episode will make fun of this.

#5 Robert Jaffe
April/20/2010
@ 1:12 pm

Secret Service protection for Matt and Trey!!

#6 doctor mario
April/20/2010
@ 4:37 pm

You know…the thing that is so disturbing about this, is that practically every intro to ‘Southpark’, after a certain date, features the vague likeness of The Prophet Muhammad. He’s right there in the yellow get-up.

http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/04/15/south-parks-been-showing-muhammad-all-season/

This was happening, while people were rioting in Copenhagen.

Hurting people in the name of religion is ultimate silliness. If your religion encourages violence, may I suggest Buddhism.

Matt & Trey…rock on.

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