South Park Under Heat From Muslim Group
An Islamic group based in New York is calling on South Park after the animated series allegedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad in their most recent episode.
The group, Revolution Muslim, published a post after a South Park episode last week depicted the founders of various religions, including Moses, Jesus and Buddha, but declined to show the Prophet Muhammad, instead representing him as wearing a bear costume.
The post, written by Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, said that the episode had “outright insulted” Muhammad, adding: “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. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”
Meanwhile, Comedy Central declined to comment on the group’s remarks or say if it was taking any precautions because of them.