MUSLIM GROUP WARNS ‘SOUTH PARK’ CREATOR
An Islamic group based in New York compared, on Wednesday 04/21/2010, the “SOUTH PARK” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who was killed by an Islamic militant, and said that a recent episode (no, 1405), originally aired on 04/14/2010, of that satirical animated series insulted the Prophet Muhammad, the CNN reported (see also -Cultural Conflict).
The group, Revolution Muslim, led by Abdullah el-Faisal and Jesse C. Morton, published its post after a “South Park” episode last week that depicted the founders of various religions, including Moses, Jesus and Buddha, but declined to show the Prophet Muhammad outright and instead represented him as wearing a bear costume.
The post in a web site signed by Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, Who was later identified as Zachary Chesser, said that the episode “outright insulted” the Prophet, 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.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have mocked Comedy Central for refusing to allow them to depict the Prophet Muhammad on “South Park” in a series of episodes that were broadcast after the Dutch newspaper Jyllands-Posten Published the Muhammad Cartoons satirizing Muhammad.
CNN reported that Revolution Muslim has voiced support for “jihad” against the West and the Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but said that its organizers say they act within the law and seek to protect Islam. A telephone message left at a number listed on the group’s Web site was not immediately returned.
Comedy Central declined to comment on the group’s remarks or say if it was taking any precautions because of them.-
* Zachary Chesser, 20, a Muslim convert from Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, the suspect of posting the threats against South Park TV series, was arrested by the FBI, on Wednesday 07/21/2010.
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