25 Apr

Uh-oh…

                                       



…Comedy Central caves to the demands of Terrorist Wannabes.

Baltimore Sun:

It’s not even that the terrorists have won, it’s that wannabe terrorists have won.

A group called Revolution Muslim, which by most accounts seems less a terrorist cell than, metaphorically speaking, a couple of guys living in their parents’ basements, managed to scare Comedy Central this week into censoring South Park for mocking their religion, or rather, the ban in some quarters of depictions of the prophet Muhammed.

The Anti-Defamation League, which has tracked the New York-based Revolution Muslim, says the group has no more than about a dozen members, is known mainly for spouting anti-Semitism, handing out pamphlets on the sidewalks of New York and picketing mosques that it thinks aren’t radical enough. The founders are converts to Islam, including one who previously was Jewish and associated with a group called, no joke, Jews for Allah.


I missed both episodes, but caught the Jawa Report on the first part that was aired, which saw South Park celebrate its 200th episode. In it, they resuscitated some of the best of what they had done previously, including the depiction of Mohammed before the outrage over the Danish cartoons.

The episode, so far as I can tell from clips that now have been cut and redacted more than your basic National Security Agency document, was making a point about the depiction taboo by putting Muhammed inside a bear mascot suit to protect him from being depicted.

As it turned out, it wasn’t even Muhammed underneath the suit, but Revolution Muslim nonetheless was outraged and warned that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone would “wind up like Theo Van Gogh,” the Dutch filmmaker murdered in 2004 by an Islamic radical over a movie that accused the religion of condoning violence against women.

Comedy Central responded to the website warning by bleeping out even the word “Muhammed” in the following episode and — off-the-charts irony alert! — the entire speech that one character makes about fear and intolerance.

So to recap: A cartoon was censored not for depicting Muhammed but merely talking about depicting Muhammed and then even that talk was censored. This has to go down as one of the strangest freedom-of-speech cases ever — when Kyle is silenced, we all are silenced.

But such is the state of the world today that, a) some of the sharpest political commentary comes from Comedy Central courtesy of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and, yes, South Park, and b) now even Comedy Central has wimped out.

And to a fringe group that a Muslim advocacy organization, Council on American-Islamic Relations, quickly denounced as extremist and lacking in any credibility. Would that other mainstream groups similarly speak out against the fringers in their own midsts when they threaten violence.

The Jawa Report had a great analysis of the first part when the controversy began brewing as an Islamist nutjob named Zach posted a death threat via Twitter:

All the more ironic given that this was a response to the latest episode of South Park in which Mohammad is portrayed as having a super power which celebrities want.

What is Muhammad’s super power? No one can criticize him.

Something celebrities would die — or kill — for.

But they weren’t making fun of Muhammad. They were making fun of Muslims like Zach who are the only group of religious zealots who threaten violence every time they are offended.

Which makes this whole thing perfectly ironic.

And it’s not just Zach, but his buddies on the forums and over at Facebook who are pissed off at South Park for once again pointing out that they are a bunch of thin-skinned dirtbags.

Rusty’s updated the post with more threats by Islamist buddies of Zach (separate from Revolution Muslim). Also, another follow up post.

Here are Matt and Trey discussing the episode before it aired:


All this makes me want to see the missed episodes baaaaaaaaadly.

And (hat tip to Steve Schippert) May 20th is “Everybody draw Mohammed Day”:

After Comedy Central cut a portion of a South Park episode following a death threat from a radical Muslim group, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris wanted to counter the fear. She has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”

Norris told KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross that cartoonists are meant to challenge the lines of political correctness. “That’s a cartoonist’s job, to be non-PC.”

You can find more on all of this by going to the Revolution Muslim website, including links to other news articles. (They seem to have a backup blogspot.com, too). I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to note FA linking to them and respecting their point of view.

Remember: May 20th. You don’t have to be a professional artist to draw Mohammed, so maybe readers would care to submit their cartoon depictions?

For me, this isn’t about disrespecting the faith of 1.5 billion. It’s about not having my freedom suppressed and my actions dictated by intolerant, thin-skinned lunatics.

Comedy Central definitely didn’t censor the South Park episode out of deference and respect for Islam. They did it out of fear and intimidation. They caved to terror-threats…made not by rioting mobs but by a handful of wannabe wahabbi nutjobs.

UPDATE*

Here’s the Super Best Friends ep with commentary where Mohammed makes his physical appearance (without fanfare death threats, pre-Danish cartoons):

You can watch the 200th episode below:

http://www.floppingaces.net/flv/sps14e05.flv
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22 Responses to Uh-oh…

  1. Theodore Herrera says: 1

    Yep,we are not far behind the Dutch and the Danes….Mohamad does have Super-Powers…..he cannot be lampooned or spoke ill of….Look at Franklin Graham…..he spoke out on Radical Islam and now he cannot speak at a Army Function.Folks we are ruled by a blend of Islam and Socialism…..not even South Park is safe!!!!……the Muslims have told ‘Cartman'”Respect My Athority!!!”

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  2. It’s funny (not the ha ha kind, but the scary kind of funny) that we live in a world where people want to kill us for a cartoon and even funnier (the scary kind) that people like Bill Clinton and the Dems are all worried about Tea Partiers.

    Obama couldn’t even call the Fort Hood massacre or the Christmas day bombing attempt acts of Islamic terrorism.

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  3. LeBron Steinman says: 3

    I’m issuing a fatwa against Stone for being a Broncos fan.

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  4. Cuss says: 4

    Not to sound condescending or anything but Jews for Allah?? Now I’ve herd everything.

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  5. playwithfire05 says: 5

    love me some southpark!

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  6. Rides A Pale Horse says: 6

    For your enjoyment………..

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  8. disenchanted says: 7

    the longer barack, steve, barry or whatever his name is, is in office, muslims will become bolder.
    the man needs to be impeached for treasonous acts against the Constitution. I always wonder if the reason his oath was flubbed during the inauguration was so that he could swear on the koran in private. this man hates the United States and what she stands for and will not rest until she is taken down to her knees. His impeachment would be music to my ears.

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  9. Wordsmith says: 8

    It seems the cartoonist, Molly Norris, never intended this to go viral:

    The cartoonist, Molly Norris, was overwhelmed by the response — so overwhelmed, in fact, that she canceled the plan. Here the message from her website:

    I am NOT involved in “Everybody Draw Mohammd Day!” I made a cartoon that went viral and I am not going with it. Many other folks have used my cartoon to start sites, etc. Please go to them as I am a private person who draws stuff

    Norris said she never meant disrespect, but simply wanted to bring attention to media censorship. She was outraged after South Park received death threats over their planned depiction of Muhammad, and even more outraged when Comedy Central pulled the plug.

    Full statement:

    Statement:

    I make cartoons about current, cultural events. I made a cartoon of a ‘poster’ entitled “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” with a nonexistent group’s name — Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor — drawn on the cartoon also. I did not intend for my cartoon to go viral. I did not intend to be the focus of any ‘group’. I practice the first amendment by drawing what I wish. This particular cartoon of a ‘poster’ seems to have struck a gigantic nerve, something I was totally unprepared for. I am going back to the drawing table now!

    Thank you,
    Molly

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  10. Plainjane says: 9

    Obama says he is a Muslim
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

    See it before it “goes away”

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  11. Wordsmith says: 10

    MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (AP) — Residents and a school official say militants in Somalia have banned school bells in one southern town because they say they are un-Islamic.

    One resident in the town of Jowhar, Mohamud Aw-Abdi, says the terrorist group al-Shabab told school principals the bells sound like church bells. No churches are known to operate openly in Somalia.

    One school principal says teachers now beat tables and doors to signal the start or end of class.

    The ban on bells is the latest unpopular order from the Islamists, who also have banned bras and movies. Militants this week prohibited Mogadishu radio stations from playing music.

    Terrorists in the past have carried out amputations, stonings, and lashings.

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  12. Kaz says: 11

    Define enemy of Islam – Someone who doesn’t worship Allah.

    Projection theory: (speculative view of next 75 years)

    America joins the global world fully, boarders practically taken down. Muslims move-in in troves. Out breed, then out vote. Vote passes to instate the laws of the Koran (Liberal America smiles, for now) Then the fighting begins: Civil War. White America moves to middle America (last stand) leaving the last true defenders of the faith (those willing to die for religion) to fight alone, spanish etc etc.

    Ultimatum appears “convert or die”. Thats when they start coming for us in the night.

    (The dark truth we all know may happen but don’t acknowledge by deluding ourselves with the thought America is smart enough not to let it go that far. Look toward Penn. Ave. we are.)

    And to think it all started over the censorship of a single cartoon.

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  13. atti says: 12

    They can’t even spell! What are we waiting for??

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  14. atti says: 13

    Obama says he’s a Muslim? He’s also an Indonesian.

    Why is anyone a Democrat?

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  15. Sean in 60 says: 14

    It’s unfortunate (as Jon Stewart recently pointed out) that Islam is the one religion that takes itself so seriously it can’t make fun of itself. South Park has no limits and went for it. On the other end, there is the respect issue. For whatever reason these people will not depict Muhammad. In the end, Comedy Central was just protecting one of its longest running shows from going off the air…

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  16. atti says: 15

    I wouldn’t give 2 cents for the South Park Corporation. Whatever they may seem, they are no different than the Hollywood elite, i.e., liberalisti in sheep’s clothing, very wealthy phonies. They would go after Islam to make a buck but at cocktail parties and fund raisers they would kiss Obama’s @$$. So who gives a s*)T if their ratings go down?

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  17. @Sean in 60: But I thought Islam was a “religion of peace?”

    Funny, but we didn’t see threats when South Park had some very nasty portrayals of Jews and Christians. Rosie O’Donnell told us that Christians were just as bad as Muslims when it comes to violence.

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  18. Sean in 60 says: 17

    HA! Rosie O’Donnell knows her stuff…

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  19. playwithfire05 says: 18

    Atti you obviously dont watch much southpark… they make fun of wingnuts on both sides.
    if you have ever seen an interview of trey and matt they are anything but hollywood elite.

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  20. ditto says: 19

    @ Sean in 60

    Rosie and many on the left should count their blessings that Christians are not as violent or intolerant as she claims they are. After all, she’s still around spewing out her bigoted swill isn’t she? When is the last time you heard of a group of Christians proclaiming a Jihad? (Remember to provide facts to back up your claim. Also provide evidence that shows that it resulted in violence. Note: The fact that persons who commit violent acts might be of a particular religion, is not sufficient to claim that there existed a religious proclamation to justify and thus perform their violence.)

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  21. Sean in 60 says: 20

    I was being sarcastic, and happen to completely agree with you.

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