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Muslim Group Warns 'South Park' Creators Of Death

A Muslim group has warned the creators of 'South Park' that they could face violent retribution for depicting the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week's episode.

The group, Revolution Muslim, warns the creators by drawing parallels to the Dutch filmmaker who was shot and stabbed to death by a Muslim extremist for a 2004 documentary about women and violence in Islam.

The film was written by a Muslim woman who rejected the Prophet

"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," says the group.

"This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

The statement then goes to include the addresses of Comedy Central office in New York and the South Park production company in Los Angeles. It also features a video of a radical Muslim preacher calling for the assassination of anyone who has 'defamed' Muhammad.

The group was up in arms after a recent episode showed the prophet Mohammed in a bear costume, after Tom Cruise demanded to see him.

It's reminiscent of what happened after Danish newspaper cartoons repeatedly depicted Mohammed, which some see as heresy, in some respects but not really all that close. In that instance, the cartoonists had to go into hiding after furious extremists made death threats and attempted to follow through on them.

It also isn't the first time 'South Park' has featured Muhammad. In a July 2001 episode, called 'Super Best Friends', central figures of all religions, including with Buddha, Moses and Joseph Smith, fought together for the greater good.

April 22, 2010 |

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