SOUTH PARK & RADICAL MUSLIMS Books & Movies, posted by Miguel, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Something very interesting is about to happen. A radical Muslim group has warned the creators of "South Park", Trey Parker and Matt Stone, that they could face violent retribution for depicting the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week's episode. The Muslim group is using the same tactics of publishing home addresses and inciting violence against the duo in the same way that Theo van Gogh was killed in 2004 by an Islamic extremist after the broadcast of "Submission," a short film about abuse of women in Islam. This truly raises issues of Freedom of Speech and those who oppose it by threatening violence to those who do not agree with their ideologies. South Park is indeed scathing, but do people deserve violent reaction to their ideas? In fact, is this why church and state are separated? I'm not sure of the answers, but I know I am going to watch South Park in support of free speech in America.
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 22, 2010 at 8:44 am
Stacey: Excellent comment
... There is a point where violence is useless and counterproductive. When there are alternative expressions available the use of violence becomes predatory, a terrorist and criminal. For example: taunting Americans to go after politicians when there is a voting system in place. Another example: Muslim extremists murdering people because they don't believe in their faith ... freedom of speech dudes ... go back home or be treated as a terrorist. I've stated many times I would hug Sarah Palin, B Obama, insert your favorite one to despise THAN give up my freedom of speech, religion, et al.
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Yes it is "certain" that the threat was made by a radical Muslim group (see SF Gate, Huffington Post, CNN & others)and I'm sure the proper authorities have been contacted (news reports unclear)... and yes I agree with you: FREE SPEECH WILL PREVAIL!!!