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South Park takes on the Mohammed cartoons II

April 14th, 2006 . by Matt

For the back story to this, read South Park takes on the Mohammed cartoons.

Comedy Central has refused to broadcast cartoon images of Mohammed out of fear for “public safety“, which means that the network bosses are afraid that terrorist followers of the ‘Religion of Peace‘ will kill them. We know this is true because Mohammed has actually already appeared in South Park, in a 2001 episode called ‘Super Best Friends‘. This is before the violence and protest about Mohammed cartoons that followed them being published in a European newspaper.

In the show, Kyle persuades the FOX network to run an uncensored episode of The Family Guy, with Mohammed in it. They then proceed to show us Mohammed… but instead we get a message saying that Comedy Central has refused to show an image of Mohammed.

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After that it shows Jesus and President Bush defacating on an American flag, proving that it is purely terrorist pressure dictating that Islam is taboo subject for US television networks and newspapers.

I have taken the liberty of posting a couple of minutes from this episode of South Park. Watch it. I am sure you will be as sad as I am that superstitious savages are the ones to decide what we are allowed to watch.

We owe Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, a debt of gratitude for so vividly demonstrating the cowardice of the Main Stream Media.

Update: See the missing footage here.

5 Responses to “South Park takes on the Mohammed cartoons II”

  1. comment number 1 by: Malaclypse

    I went to Comedy Central’s website and sent them a comment about the whole issue.

    This is the letter they are sending out in response:

    Dear Viewer,

    Thank you for your correspondence regarding the “South Park” episodes
    entitled “Cartoon Wars.” We appreciate your concerns about censorship
    and the destructive influence of outside groups on the media,
    entertainment industry and particularly Comedy Central.

    To reiterate, as satirists, we believe that it is our First Amendment
    right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations and
    religions and we will continue to defend that right. Our goal is to
    make people laugh and perhaps, if we’re lucky, even make them think in
    the process.

    Comedy Central’s belief in the First Amendment has not wavered, despite
    our decision not to air an image of Muhammad. Our decision was made not
    to mute the voices of Trey and Matt or because we value one religion
    over any other. This decision was based solely on concern for public
    safety in light of recent world events.

    With the power of freedom of speech and expression also comes the
    obligation to use that power in a responsible way. Much as we wish it
    weren’t the case, times have changed and, as witnessed by the intense
    and deadly reaction to the publication of the Danish cartoons, decisions
    cannot be made in a vacuum without considering what impact they may have
    on innocent individuals around the globe.

    It was with this in mind we decided not to air the image of Muhammad, a
    decision similar to that made by virtually every single media outlet
    across the country earlier this year when they each determined that it
    was not prudent or in the interest of safety to reproduce the
    controversial Danish cartoons. Injuries occurred and lives were lost in
    the riots set off by the original publication of these cartoons. The
    American media made a decision then, as we did now, not to put the
    safety and well being of the public at risk, here or abroad.

    As a viewer of “South Park,” you know that over the course of ten
    seasons and almost 150 episodes the series has addressed all types of
    sensitive, hot-button issues, religious and political, and has done so
    with Comedy Central’s full support in every instance, including this
    one. “Cartoon Wars” contained a very important message, one that Trey
    and Matt felt strongly about, as did we at the network, which is why we
    gave them carte blanche in every facet but one: we would not broadcast a
    portrayal of Muhammad.

    In that regard, did we censor the show? Yes, we did. But if you hold
    Comedy Central’s 15-year track record up against any other network out
    there, you’ll find that we afford our talent the most creative freedom
    and provide a nurturing atmosphere that challenges them to be bold and
    daring and places them in a position to constantly break barriers and
    push the envelope. The result has been some of the most provocative
    television ever produced.

    We would like nothing more than to be able to look back at this in a few
    years and think that perhaps we overreacted. Unfortunately, to have
    made a different decision and to look back and see that we completely
    underestimated the damage that resulted was a risk we were not willing
    to take.

    Our pledge to you, our loyal viewers, is that Comedy Central will
    continue to produce and provide the best comedy available and we will
    continue to push it right to the edge, using and defending the First
    Amendment in the most responsible way we know how.

    Comedy Central Viewer Services

  2. comment number 2 by: Matt

    Well, I can see they are trying to put a brave face on the issue. Here is what I think – President Bush should be on the phone with the management of Comedy Central, guaranteeing their 1st amendment free speech rights by offering to protect them against potential terrorism. The idea that they do not feel safe in their own country, America, means the terrorists have won this war already.

  3. comment number 3 by: qbe9584

    So if Catholics threatened to kill a bunch of people, then would they quit posting pictures of Jesus? Oh no, they would actually have to kill them. So killing people is now a successful way to prevent unpleasant speech in any part of the world. This isn’t what you want to teach people.

  4. comment number 4 by: randomcow


  5. comment number 5 by: vanker

    This kind of thing only makes the believers stronger.