Satirical animated TV show "South Park" beeped out the words Prophet Muhammad and plastered its Wednesday episode with the word "CENSORED" after being issued a grim warning by a U.S. Muslim group.

The irreverent comedy show on Comedy Central also substituted a controversial image seen last week of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit with one of Santa Claus in the same costume.

It was not immediately clear if the move was a bid to tread carefully following the warning against the "South Park" creators, or if they were poking fun at the fuss.

The little-known group posted a message on its website earlier this week warning creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker "that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show."

The website posted a graphic photo of Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was killed in 2004 by an Islamic militant over a movie he had made that accused Islam of condoning violence against women. It also posted a link to a news article with details of a mansion in Colorado that Parker and Stone apparently own.


A Statement from Matt and Trey:
In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it.

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Protest by displaying your own favorite offensive pictures of Mohammed! Here's mine.

ROFLMFAO!!!!! STOP it, PRG, yer KILLIN' me here!!!!
I know, I bust out laughing every time I see the thing.
Best ever!!!
I actually like the bleeping. It bring more attention to what was being bleeped.
Buddha did coke and Moses was some kind of giant dreidel or menorah and you don't see them rioting.

So what is this? Christianity and Buddhism can take the heat, but Islam can't???

This needs to be shouted loud enough to be heard at the former site of Ted Kaczynski's shack: islamists demand preferential treatment for no other reason than that they want it. Whether this is supposed to distinguish them from christianity and judaism or not, I don't know, but if it IS mean to set them apart, it does after a fashion I'm not certain I'd find desirable, were I a muslim.

This, the anti-blasphemy statute in the UN, and the general intolerance demonstrated by radical islam needs to be publicized and emphasized until people get that they want to be THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN. Tolerance of their INTOLERANCE and insistence on exclusivity has gone far enough - likely too far. It's time to call a halt.
They will respect my authoritiiiee!!
Tolerance of their INTOLERANCE and insistence on exclusivity has gone far enough - likely too far. It's time to call a halt.

Well said!
Aww, LETDOWN! I wish they'd have posted the bleeped out speech at the end, but maybe their site is sponsored by Comedy Central too. Bunch of lame-os!
Not for one second was I jumping on Matt or Trey. Indeed, I suggested lobbying Comedy Central to air the episode as originally made. Based on M&T's statement, they're more or less taking this in stride. My attitude is simply that I'm tired of seeing people giving ground to radical islam in the name of political correctness or tolerance or whatever convenient BS they wish to site.

Radical islam hasn't earned any rhythm from us at all, and we should give them NONE.
But wait, there's more.




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