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'South Park' creators receive death threats from radical Muslim group

Matt Stone and Trey Parker receive death threats after their portrayal of Muhammad in "South Park."
Matt Stone and Trey Parker receive death threats after their portrayal of Muhammad in "South Park."
AP file photo/Shea Walsh
 

The creators of "South Park" received death threats from a radical Muslim group after their portrayal of the prophet Mohammed in last week's episode of the show.

UPDATE:  Possible link between "South Park" death threats and New York city Times Square bomb scare.  Full story here.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who both grew up in Colorado, featured Mohammed dressed up in a bear suit in the episode.

A warning was placed on a radical Muslim website RevolutionMuslim.com.  The site has since been removed.

The post read: "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."

Van Gogh was the Dutch filmmaker who was killed in 2004 by a fanatic who didn't like Van Gogh's portrayal of Muslim women in one of his movies.

The author of the post, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, told the Associated Press that he hoped the warning would insure that the duo didn't insult the prophet again.  He also said that Parker and Stone "should feel threatened by what they did."

Last week's show marked the 200th episode of "South Park."

Parker and Stone met while studying film at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

This is the second religious group the two have offended in less than a week.  A few days ago the comic team announced that they would be taking on the Mormons on Broadway, in a new musical titled "The Book of Mormon."

Check here for an update on the "South Park" censorship story.

Comments

  • Brian 3 years ago

    mohammed would be disappointed that people are killing in his name. we have freedom of speech and if they dont like it, then they dont have to watch it.

  • Tiffany 3 years ago

    its ironic people from countries that don't believe in free speech want to use it, anyone say hypocrite much?

    Also I thought Muslims were suppose to believe in peace not killing people for what they see fit, I mean people make fun of jesus and other religious figures and you dont see them making death threats and all that.

    People kill me they really do. "with there stupidity, and lack of common sense"

  • Brian 3 years ago

    Were these threats the reason Mohammad's name was bleeped in this weeks episode? Sad.

  • Scrottie McBoogerballs 3 years ago

    So the WHOLE end of the episode was COMPLETELY censored because of this??? It wasn't even that good of a story, 200th and 201th episodes, but even so... wth???

  • Andrew 3 years ago

    Many Muslims have a very distorted view of freedom of speech. It is not one sided. It is better to be offended than not to have the freedom to offend.

  • Cyanocobalamin 3 years ago

    You guys are so childish...

  • karen 3 years ago

    Such a "peaceful" religion, eh?

  • o-o 3 years ago

    Muslims watch southpark??

  • Tohin 3 years ago

    Hello everyone...Our religion dosen't allow us to make fun of our Prophets & God.If we muslims are not allowed to make fun of our prophet & God, who the hell r u ppl to make fun of our Prophet??? We dont make fun of ur religion...its u ppl who makes fun of our religion.....damn you hypocrits...

  • Jonathan 3 years ago

    This is why i dont believe in any religion. It is just too f-in angry!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    you see here in america freedom of speech is the right to say what you want when you want. what gives you the right to say we cant make fun of the prophet mohammid. Did you even see the episode they dont even say anything to make fun of. you muslims are so ignorant that any time mohammids name is said your like omg they made fun of our prophet we need to take the freedom of speech right away if they let this fly what other rights will they take away next

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