Islam | Southpark Jihad update

2 05 2010

Why oh why do the Muslims go mad when it comes to satire?  Do these retards see Eastenders as a documentary for Christ’s sake?  This is the culture that gave us the ‘zero’, then had the Taliban branch ban music.  Damn they’re a confused bunch.  More confused than our own Leftards, both getting the meaning of ‘progress’ wrong.

Now to save myself getting a fatwa I will let the Telegraph explain it.

Why Muslims regard images of Mohammed as blasphemous

By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter.  Published: 4:03PM BST 02 May 2010

Although the Koran does not specifically forbid physical depictions of the Prophet Mohammed, many Muslims follow a tradition which regards such images as blasphemous.

The Koran contains a general reference to the worshipping of idols being a “manifest error”, without referring to pictures of Mohammed, but ancient oral traditions, called Hadith, quote Allah as saying it is “unjust” to “try to create the likeness of My creation”.

Another Hadith says that “all the painters who make pictures would be in the fire of Hell”.

Islamic scholars are divided over whether it is ever permissible to depict the Prophet, though the biggest controversies in recent years have followed depictions which are mocking or disrespectful.

In 2005 a Danish newspaper caused worldwide controversy by publishing a set of cartoons depicting Mohammed, including one in which he wore a turban shaped like a bomb.

Angry protests were staged outside Danish embassies in London and elsewhere, and in 2008 police in Denmark arrested three men on suspicion of plotting to murder one of the cartoonists, Kurt Westergaard.

The cartoon show South Park, which has a history of satirising religious figures including Jesus, featured Mohammed in an episode in 2001, without provoking a major backlash.

In 2006 its creators intended to feature Mohammed in another episode, inspired by the Danish cartoon controversy, but were banned from doing so by the Comedy Central network.

The cartoonists did feature Mohammed, dressed in a bear suit, in an episode broadcast on April 14 this year, but references to him in subsequent broadcasts were heavily censored after warnings of reprisals.

Of course, in the interests of defending the Right to Offend, I mean Free Speech, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris began (then disassociated herself with it after a few hours) to promote ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day‘.

Once more, over to the Telegraph.

America’s disappointing reaction to South Park censorship

By Alex Spillius in Washington.  Published: 3:07PM BST 01 May 2010

America’s failure to rise up against the intimidation of cartoonist Molly Norris and South Park animators is a sad sign, says Alex Spillius.

The trouble with terror is that it can be terrifying. Just ask Molly Norris, a cartoonist from Seattle.

As far as we know, she hasn’t been explicitly threatened by Islamic extremists, but evidently she feared she might be.

Her error was to post on her website an illustration with many different household objects with speech bubbles all claiming to be the likeness of Mohammed, including a tea cup, a domino and a box of pasta. It was part of a mock campaign to dedicate May 20 as “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!”

Ms Norris pinged her cartoon to a few bloggers and talked to local radio, saying she it was “a cartoonist’s job to be non-PC.”

Quite reasonably, the radio man asked her “are you sure you want to do this?”

Bold as you like, she replied: “Yeah, I want to water down the targets …”

Ms Norris had launched her pretend promotion in response to the treatment by Comedy Central of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, the satirical animated show.

Its 200th anniversary episode featured a parade of celebrities and religious figures it had parodied over the years. Aware of the offence that depicting Mohammed could cause to Muslims, the show’s characters debated how to represent the prophet, eventually deciding to hide him in a bear costume.

That prompted a New York-based website, RevolutionMuslim.com, to warn Parker and Stone that “what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh”.

Lest we forget, Van Gogh was the Dutch filmmaker murdered by a fanatic, his head almost severed, for a film depicting Koranic verses on the naked female form. The website also had information about where the animators lived.

“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” said Zachary Chesser, a resident of Virginia who wrote the posting. “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.”

On the next edition of South Park, the producers placed a big “Censored” over Mohammed and beeped the utterance of his name. For good measure the channel deleted an entire segment about censorship and refused to put the show on the internet.

Norris was therefore inspired to let her own genie out of the bottle. Within a few days there were 8,000 members of a Draw Mohammed Day! group on Facebook. A counter group, Ban Draw Mohammed Day, started up. Bloggers picked up the campaign.

Thoroughly overwhelmed by the response, and realising that the ideological battleground was no place for coffee-guzzling Seattleite, Ms Norris removed the cartoon and its “campaign”.

Revealing something of her reasons, her newest cartoon is a mock advertisement: “Try the New Diet of Fear! … All you have to do is tick off a few million Muslims and you’ll be too afraid to eat!”

No one should blame Norris for withdrawing from the fray, for this kind of case throws up lingering and insidious uncertainties. Any threat could blow over quickly or endure, Rushdie-style, for decades. The row over the cartoons depicting Mohammed in the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten percolated for months before bubbling over into violent protests.

But what has been disappointing in the land that prides itself on free speech is the relatively meagre coverage given to the South Park-Norris affair. Even the new pro-drawing Facebook community now shows sign of losing heart.

Politicians and commentators here love to label objects of scorn as “un-American”. There is nothing more “un-American” than the denial of humorous free speech by the threat of violence, whether direct or indirect.

The American media has been more or less cowed into self-censorship by a jihadist group that has, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s Centre on Extremism, all of 12 members.

But, as we all know, the internet is a perfectly even playing field when it comes to incitement. Few major papers around the world have published those Danish cartoons. Who wants to look over their shoulder on the way home from work? Which editor wants a colleague maimed or killed thanks to a valiant editorial decision?

Let’s leave the last word to that other animated institution of American popular culture, The Simpsons. During the opening credits of last Sunday’s episode Bart Simpson scribbled on the blackboard: “South Park – We’d stand beside you if we weren’t so scared.”

After all that appeasement, it seems that the Madjihadistic Cultists of Death won’t be satisfied until they have tasted blood.  Religion of Peace my arse.  Once more, over to the Telegraph.

Times Square car bomb: police investigate South Park link

By Nick Allen and Gordon Rayner.  Published: 2:03PM BST 02 May 2010

Police in New York are investigating whether a car bomb in Times Square was targeted at the makers of South Park over a controversial depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.

The device, which failed to detonate, was left near the offices of Viacom, which owns the irreverent cartoon series.

I’m one for Free Speech, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Association although even I feel this is just antagonistic.  Saying that, I’m not one for blowing shit up if I’m pissed off at a cartoon crap.  You don’t like something, complain like the rest of us by all means, but don’t go all Rambo and expect us to understand.

There is enough violence in the Muslim world without justifying more over some cartoon.

Moderate Muslims, apologies in advance but your Islaminazi Brothers are painting a really intolerable picture at the moment and if it continues, we will not see a clash of civilisations but a bloodbath.  You can blame MOSSAD all you want, but until you have an overhaul of Renascence proportions, how can we trust the Islamic herd?

I fear the end result will be a Police State for all, and all in the name of Security and Equality.

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