Jihad jitters at Comedy Central, Why do we allow ourselves to be spooked.
What’s the lowest point in the history of American TV? The censorship of South Park could be it. South Park is a hilarious, profane and potty-mouthed cartoon show that has been airing on The Comedy Network for nearly 14 years. This week’s Wednesday episode, featuring an irreverent treatment of the Prophet Mohammed, was altered by a frightened network. The network cancelled replays of the show and took it off the website. Episode 201 of South Park has officially ceased to exist.
The network did this in reaction to a single threat from a tiny group of nut-bars calling themselves Revolution Muslim. Here’s where things get surreal. This group was reacting to the episode of the week before – which dealt in a satirical way with threats over depicting the figure of Mohammed.
Got that? There’s more. The objectionable programs don’t show Mohammed at all. They show a large cartoon bear, inside of which Mohammed is allegedly concealed. “Mohammed cannot make any public appearances,” explains one of the other cartoon characters, “We cannot risk violence from the people!” In Episode 201, the person in the bear suit is revealed, and it isn’t Mohammed after all. It’s Santa Claus!
How many ways are there to spell “ironic”? Both shows were a wry commentary on fear and censorship. South Park is infamous for skewering every religion on Earth. But the last appearance of Mohammed on the show was shortly before Sept. 11, 2001. Since then he’s been persona non grata. “Now there’s a new normal,” said Trey Parker, one of the show’s brilliant creators, in a recent interview. “We lost. Something that was okay is now not okay.”
The threatening website post said that Episode 200 “outright insulted” the Prophet, and it warned that South Park’s creators could wind up like Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by an Islamic militant. The handful of people who make up RevolutionMuslim.com Islam are known for passing out inflammatory leaflets in front of New York mosques. The group’s founder is Yousef al-Khattab, formerly a secular Jew named Joseph Cohen, who used to drive a pedicab, (he had fled the USA and is in Tetouan Morocco).
Queens Jihadi Yousef Al-Khattab Sets Up Shop In Tetouan Morocco The Home To 30 Iraq Suicide Car Bombers. Yousef al-Khattab claims no link to terrorism and just wants to live the peaceful life in Tetouan, Morocco (see his photo above), but he is a liar. Yousef al-Khattab has left the USA because the NYPD was just about to arrest him on bomb threat charges and I’m sure they were looking at any connections between Queens Jihadi Yousef al-Khattab and Queens subway bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi.
Yousef al-Khattab was the subject of two NYPD open criminal investigations into “bomb threats.” I spoke with NYPD Detective on Sunday 2/15/2009 about Yousef al-Khattab, they have opened two criminal investigations on him, one about the threats against the Jewish School and temple in NYC and second they are also looking at him for the “bombs bombs bombs” cards sent out last July 2008 to Fox News reporter Kelly Vick and others in NYC, see Sunday, July 27, 2008. NEW YORK JIHADI, YOUSEF al-KHATTAB, BOMBS-BOMBS-BOMBS AND TWO RECENT FOX NEWS INTERVIEWS.
The other day an interviewer asked Trey Parker and Matt Stone if they were afraid they’d be bombed. They said that was not the issue. “We’d be so hypocritical – against our own thoughts – if we said okay, let’s not make fun of them because they might hurt us,” one said. They wonder what would have happened if everyone had just gone ahead and printed the cartoons. That would have been a good thing to do. Because every time we reward bad behaviour, the thugs will do it again, more from this soource......
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