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Saturday, April 24, 2010

South Park can't say Mohamed

When I watched the latest South Park episode I got a good laugh whenever they beeped the name Mohamed. I thought it was a brilliant commentary. Imagine living in a world that the very name of this historically and religiously significant man could not be mentioned. The whole show revolved around how Mohamed had become immune to mockery and even South Park was unable to mock him.

Sadly it wasn’t a joke. Comedy Central not the creators of South Park beeped the name. This has turned comedy into a chilling moment of television. Now we do not have to imagine a world of such censorship, we already live in it. What seemed to me to be absurd is the truth.

Here is what Bill O’Reilly had to say:

I can’t say I blame him for declining to have a satirical attack of Mohamed on his show. But one thing should be made clear, at no point in the South Park episode was Mohamed actually made fun of. Other religious figures were mocked but not Mohamed. Instead they were mocking the fact that you can’t mock him, a joke that was deepened by the network’s censorship.

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on April 24, 2010 | Permalink

Comments

They should have just called him that Pillaging Pedophile Barbarian and been done with it. Allah should find a new prophet because the last one sucked goat. /s

Posted by: Floyd Looney | 2010-04-24 12:12:23 PM


The West is becoming a wasteland of moral cowardice. Parker and Stone, if attempting their shtick in Canada would have to fear the HRCs as well as these throwbacks to the Seventh Century.
The folks at reason.com are talking about a Muhammad cartoon day / contest on May 20. Luckily, they are also not under the state censorship of HRCs. Wouldn't it be refreshing / liberating if millions of Westerner's (even Canadians, in addition to Ezra) sported offensive T-shirts, bumper stickers, whatever, sending a clear message to the Jihad that you have a lot more work cut out for you.

Can anyone tell me why we are having our proud soldiers fight these barbarians overseas while we quietly acquiesce at home? Would it not make more sense to leave (contain) them to their retrograde time warp of failed nations? Israel can take care of itself and will likely do so with nukes in the not too distant future. The potential collateral damage and disruption to ME oil production will be a wake up call to Americans to stand up to their home grown Green Jihadists and stop funding both sides of the Islamic Jihad.

For the West to survive it must become (non violently) hostile to Islam in all it's forms (aggressive - Jihadist, passive and obedient - "moderate" Muslim). The West needs be free to ridicule Islam and, perhaps enact a moratorium on Islamic immigration until a reformed religion can emerge and demonstrate that it can peacefully coexist within other civilizations (apostates welcomed). It seems to me that the New World was settled with many immigrants escaping religious persecution from Europe. Islam is the essence of religious persecution.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2010-04-24 1:48:22 PM


Mohammad raped little girls. FACT. He admits it in his own filthy "holy book." Muslims support him. Ergo, Muslims are in favor of raping children. Go back to the desert you subhuman scum!

Posted by: Honesty | 2010-04-24 2:11:55 PM


Muslims support raping 6 year old little girls.

Posted by: Honesty | 2010-04-24 2:13:26 PM


South Park is one of my favorite shows, surprised anyone? I love it because it show cases the hypocrisy of our societies and makes you laugh while it does it. All religions that I can think of has gone through, or still is in, a phase like this. Even Buddism has a body count. Fortunately, education and technology diminishes this effect. Islam is like it is, because most of its followers are either uneducated, or indoctrinated to such a degree that they can see no other way. If you actually looked at religion from outside the box, you would realize it has to be fake. God, in all religions that I can think of, exhibits all the failures of man. God is jealous, god is angry, god demands you follow its rules or its eternal pain for you. How can you possibly believe the fairy tales that religion preaches. Oh well, to each his own I guess. Hows that working out for us so far?

Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-04-24 3:34:43 PM


"Sadly it wasn’t a joke. Comedy Central not the creators of South Park beeped the name. This has turned comedy into a chilling moment of television. Now we do not have to imagine a world of such censorship, we already live in it. What seemed to me to be absurd is the truth."

Oh, the drama. I was watching "Drop Dead Gorgeous" on an American station a few weeks ago and they bleeped "retard" and "Nazi Germany."

Someone explain that.

Posted by: Ti-Guy | 2010-04-24 3:36:10 PM


I agree with John Chittick completely. The West has accepted the Islamist demand that a mere mortal man is untouchable. In light of this, it makes no sense whatsoever that we waste the lives of young Canadians abroad. People should be free to worship or mock whomever they please.

Posted by: Alain | 2010-04-24 8:23:59 PM


Chris Muir wasn't afraid to go there today.

I call it "and a high chair for my wife"

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2010/04/25/

Posted by: Floyd Looney | 2010-04-24 9:16:37 PM


How can anyone who perceives the human condition not believe in a God of man? How can anyone who perceives the work of Mohammed not believe in the fallen angel?

Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-04-27 12:14:28 AM


Glen Greenwald, vocal critic of Canada's human rights tribunals, has got a content-rich post up about all the censorship outrages occurring in that bastion o' free speech, the USA:

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/26/douthat/index.html

Food for thought, oh valiant Canadian first amendment warriors.

Posted by: Ti-Guy | 2010-04-27 10:42:54 AM


That was a great article Ti-Guy. Thanks.

Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2010-04-28 12:55:04 AM



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