NEW YORK — A radical Muslim group has warned the creators of "South
Park" that they could face violent retribution for depicting the
prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week's episode.
website RevolutionMuslim.com has since been taken down, but a cached
version shows the message to "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt
Stone. The article's author, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, said the men
"outright insulted" the religious leader.The posting showed a
gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was shot and
stabbed to death in an Amsterdam street in 2004 by a fanatic angered by
his film about Muslim women. The film was written by a Muslim woman who
rejected the Prophet Muhammad as a guide for today's morality.
have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they
will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show,"
Al-Amrikee wrote. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality
of what will likely happen to them."
The posting listed the
addresses of Comedy Central's New York office and Parker and Stone's
California production office. It also linked to a Huffington Post
article that described a Colorado retreat owned by the two men.
which first reported the posting, said the New York-based website is
known for postings in support of jihad, or holy war, against the West
and Osama bin Laden.
Al-Amrikee told The Associated Press that
the posting was made to raise awareness of the issue and to see that it
does not happen again. Asked if Parker and Stone should feel threatened
by it, he said "they should feel threatened by what they did."
said he was disappointed that publicity about the posting focused more
on the potential danger to the producers but admitted, "I could
shoulder some blame" for it.
He said he "can't answer that legally" when asked if his group favored jihad. But he praised bin Laden.
"We look up to him and admire him for the sacrifices he has given for the religion," he said.
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