“South Park – we’d stand beside you if we weren’t so scared,”
Larry: Creative team of US show The Simpsons have shown their support to rivals South Park at their latest censored depiction of Prophet Muhammed.
As shown above, the opening titles of The Simpsons were changed to back the Comedy Central’s South Park episode 201 where they disguised the prophet in a bear costume.
Ed: Bear costumes?
Warnings by Radicals
Larry: Yeah! Haven’t you seen it? Man! Apparently Trey Parker and Matt Stone were sent warnings by a radical Islamic website based in new york for the 200th episode.
Ed: Woah. How you know this?
Larry: I’ve got a lot of spare time.
This all started as a joke about censorship based on the 2006 death threats made against the Danish cartoonist by Islamist extremists. A depiction of Muhammed is seen as a gross insult to their religion.
See the thing is, in the 201st episode all mentions of Muhammed were bleeped and the image was blocked out with a block “censored” across it. Technically it could have been any one and anything.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone released a statement
“In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode.“It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.”
Abu Talhah al Amrikee wrote on a website named revolutionmuslim.com that the decision to even depict Muhammed was ‘stupid’
Trey and Matt die?..No Way!
Ed: You know there was someone who was actually murdered for doing something like this.
Larry: Yeah Abu mentioned it on the site something like erm Theodore…Van..Dike?
Ed: Jesus don’t you know anything. It was Theo Van Goth a Dutch Film-maker who made a documentary on violence against Muslim women.
Larry: You can’t say Jes*s.
Ed: What like you just did!
Larry: But I asterixed a letter out!!
Ed: Doesn’t make it any better we know what you ment.
“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” wrote Mr Amrikee. “They’re going to be basically on a list in the back of the minds of a large number of Muslims. It’s just the reality.”
Larry:Super Best Friends was an episode in 2001 featuring major world religions including Muhammed as crime fighters.
South Park have done more in the past and yet still have more to come.
Ed: O feel for cartman and the rest of the crew to have to push those lines out.
Larry: Oh please if anything I thin Cartman enjoys mocking other religions.