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'South Park' episode censored after creators receive death threats from radical Muslim group

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Wednesday night's episode of "South Park" was censored after the show's creators received death threats following last week's episode featuring the Prophet Mohammed.

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

Trey Parker and Matt Stone celebrated the 200th episode of "South Park" last week, with a story that showed the Prophet Mohammed dressed up in a bear suit.

Episode 201 continued the storyline, but this time any images featuring Mohammed were blocked, and any mentions of the Prophet's name were bleeped.

Parker and Stone posted on their website yesterday:

"After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show."

This comes right after a radical Muslim group threatened that the duo would end up like Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 by a fanatic who didn't like Van Gogh's portrayal of Muslim women in one of his films.

The author of the threat, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, told the Associated Press that Parker and Stone "should feel threatened by what they did."

In an interview Stone and Parker did with Boing Boing just before the start of the new season Stone said, "It matters to me when we talk about Mohammed that I can say we did this... and I can stand behind that. I don't think it's going to change the world, but this is how it's got to be for our show."

Comedy Central confirms that they censored the episode, and that they aren't allowing Parker and Stone to broadcast it on their own South Park Studios website.

Another episode of "South Park" was banned back in 2006 for portraying Mohammed.  Many Muslims feel that any physical representation of the Phophet is blasephemous.

Parker and Stone both grew up in Colorado, and met while studying film at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Comments

  • Larry B 4 years ago

    Once you give in to a terrorist they have won.

  • So scared 4 years ago

    Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed!

    ...... *waits for death threat*.....

  • Josh A 4 years ago

    Honestly, why should the Muslims get the special treatment? They portray jesus, buddha and many other religious figures! You dont see a radical jewish group issueing death threats because kyle is ripped on by cartman for being a jew do you? NO. And Mohammed is but a prophet, he is no more special than Moses, Joshua, Abraham or any of the others! They should only worry about GOD being portrayed as an alien, because he is the one who really matters! So i ask again; Why should muslims get special treatment? Answer: They shouldn't. If anyone is offended by what i have said; i am sorry, but this is what i believe. GOD Bless America!

  • Mike D. 4 years ago

    I got to see the 201st episode and who ever would get angry about the bear costume is foo (to put it lightly), Because technically it wasn't even Mohammed, it was Santa. If I were muslim I would much rather Mohammed to represented by a giant bear than being represented by gun waving life threatening extremists.. but thats just me.. I like bears.