The Holy Prophet of Islam

the title of the discussion I want to have with the readers is due to the respect I have for muslims. I myself am atheist so let's make things clear. Having a muslim background it didn't bother me to see Mohammed along side Jesus, Moses, Krishna, Buddha and John Smith, in the contrary I thought it was just great. My point is that Comedy Central should have authorized sp to show the same image of Mohammed, as they did in the super best friends episode, in the two cartoon wars episodes and the last two episodes of the 14th season 200 and 201. Because why should one religion have superiority over another? Buddha wasn't meant to be imaged either! You can't say that it's ok to offend one religion but not another!

Islam, just like it's prophet, should be treated at the same level as any other religion. The Freedom of expression is the most important western value of all the liberties we cherish. Censorship is nothing more than fright. So what if a couple of muslims get pissed off, they should just deal with it like the mormons, catholics, buddhists and scientologists, or atheists, let's not forget that the very militant atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins was ridiculed by sp. And that does not change my personnal opinion.

So what do you think, Mohammed should have been shown or not?



Default avatar cat
Apr 22, 2010 5:35AM EDT

I think the idea of putting mohammed into a bear-costume is just funny as hell.the costume looks so stupid.. you gotta love it :-D

Default avatar cat
Apr 22, 2010 6:46AM EDT

Well comedy central wants to protect their ass and their employees but when the dvd comes out ill bet that they will show him. What I hated is that they even censored his name that pissed me off as well as the censoring of the lesson of the day.

Default avatar cat
Apr 22, 2010 10:23AM EDT

I agree, the whole censorship thing is stupid. But I don't think it was comedy central that did the black box and bleeping in this episode, I think it was Stone and Parker trying to make a point of how stupid censorship is, and how over reactive people can get, by completely overdoing it.
then again i could be wrong.

Default avatar cat
Apr 22, 2010 10:37AM EDT

I agree with Dubbs_NW. SP have already had their pop at the censures in Cartoon Wars/Imagination Land etc, this was a pop at the extremists who are fuelling the censureship.
I think that the SP producers were just baiting some of these extremists into reacting, exposing there own ignorant and bigoted views, whilst ridiculing them with the tameness of the actual crime (they didn't depict Mohammed, they depicted a big cuddly bear and said it was Mohammed - genius).
And Comedy Central get to have their cake and eat it. They can say they complied with the extremists beliefs, while getting lots of free publicity!

Default avatar cat
Apr 23, 2010 8:20AM EDT

Matt and Trey allready came out with a statement saying that comedy central was the one to put the censored bar on muhammad as well as bleeping his name in the second episode. The excesive beeping was all comedy centrals doing not thiers, and it seems they are angry with their bosses about it as well.

Default avatar cat
Apr 25, 2010 3:16PM EDT

Yeah I think we should go to all muslim pages and post the picture Mohammed fron supper best friends, let's flood the page , i know the invasion to irak, afganistan and other are just for money and unfair, but they can`t mess up with South Park

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