Web site warns 'South Park' creators

April 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- A radical Muslim Web site warned "South Park" producers of retaliation if the show airs a segment with a skewed depiction of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

Revolution Muslim protested the 200th episode of Comedy Central's "South Park" over the show's depiction of the Prophet Mohammed wearing a bear costume. On its Web site, Revolution Muslim said violent retaliation "will likely happen" to the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and provided addresses of Comedy Central's New York office and Stone and Parker's production office in Los Angeles, a commentary published in Entertainment Weekly Thursday said.

The site reportedly posted an item about a "South Park" episode referencing Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist for his 2004 short documentary, "Submission," about women, violence and Islam. Attempts to view the Web site Thursday were unsuccessful.

"We 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," the commentary reported the post as saying. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

The site also had a video of a radical Muslim preacher calling for the assassination of anyone who "defamed" Mohammed and included photos of Parker, Stone and van Gogh, the EW commentary said.

Comedy Central hasn't commented about the post.

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