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PostPosted: 23 Apr 2010, 09:12 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100423/ap_ ... Bhcmtwcm8-

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

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NEW YORK – Producers of "South Park" said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

It came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out.

"It wasn't some meta-joke on our part," producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone said. Comedy Central declined to comment.

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"Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear," they said. "It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped ... We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it."


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PostPosted: 23 Apr 2010, 09:14 
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I'm disappointed in Comedy Central for backing down in the face of threats. Rewarding threats and intimidation by knuckling under to them only encourages more of it.


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PostPosted: 23 Apr 2010, 11:16 
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http://tv.ign.com/articles/108/1085486p1.html

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"After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, comedy central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show."


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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2010, 09:30 
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Stupid this and redundant several episodes have an image of Mohammed in and are show repeatedly without any censorship. Take a look at a number of episodes since they first mentioned Mohammed and up to the censored one, there he is right there in the opening credits, he's also in the episode they censored in the opening credits, where they show the characters from South Park, IIRC he's on the right of the South park sign. Not only that but in Islam universally it is not forbidden to show Mohammed, only to show him in a derogatory way or to idolise him or to represent him as a figure of worship, a la the Danish cartoons. Trey and Stone must be chuckling to themselves, every time this blows up. Which is incidentally what Comedy Central are worried about, that these nutballs who typify not Islam but their own skewed view of it, will actually carry out their death threats and blow them up.

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The permissibility of depictions of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, has long been a concern in Islam's history. Oral and written descriptions are readily accepted by all traditions of Islam, but there is disagreement about visual depictions.[1][2]

The Qur'an does not explicitly forbid images of Muhammad, but there are a few hadith (supplemental traditions) which have explicitly prohibited Muslims from creating the visual depictions of figures under any circumstances. Most contemporary Sunni Muslims believe that visual depictions of the prophets generally should be prohibited, and they are particularly averse to visual representations of Muhammad.[3] The key concern is that the use of images can encourage idolatry, where the image becomes more important than what it represents. In Islamic art, some visual depictions only show Muhammad with his face veiled, or symbolically represent him as a flame; other images, notably from Persia of the Ilkhanate, and those made under the Ottomans, show him fully.[1]

Other Muslims have taken a more relaxed view. Most Shi'a scholars accept respectful depictions and use illustrations of Muhammad in books and architectural decoration, as have Sunnis at various points in the past.[4] However, many Muslims who take a stricter view of the supplemental traditions, will sometimes challenge any depiction of Muhammad, including those created and published by non-Muslims.[5]


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The episode, "Super Best Friends," doesn't stream from soutparkstudios.com anymore. At least, it wouldn't two days ago when I went to check while writing up my own summary of the events after Wednesday's episode. :compress:

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