Saturday, April 08, 2006

Free Speech in South Park

Will it take two drug-crazed Hollywood cartoonists to finally teach America to fight our coming dhimmitude? From this past week's episode:

In the South Park episode, Fox's animated sitcom The Family Guy is planning to air an episode where the Prophet Mohammed makes a cameo appearance. Family Guy is an animated sitcom, meaning a Prophet appearance would be -gasp! You guessed it- a Mohammed cartoon. The townsfolk of South Park barricade themselves into the village community center, fearing an American repeat of the violent Muslim response to the Danish cartoons. Only after a news report airs the following morning that Fox made a last minute decision to censor Mohammed do they emerge from their makeshift fortifications....

Here is the "Family Guy" scene, via Newsbusters:

Lois: But, Peter, I don't want to cook dinner for you ex-girlfriend.
Peter: Well, maybe we can just have tea.
Brian the Dog: You mean like the time you had tea with Mohammad, the prophet of the Muslim faith?
Peter (to censored Mohammad): Come on, Mohammad, let's get some tea.

And the money quote, from a citizen of South Park:

Freedom of speech is at stake here, don't you all see? If anything, we should all make cartoons of Mohammed and show the terrorists and the extremists that we are all united in the belief that every person has a right to say what they want. Look people, it's been really easy for us to stand up for free speech lately. For the past few decades, we haven't had to risk anything to defend it. One of those times is right now. And if we aren't willing to risk what we have now, then we just believe in free speech, but won't defend it.

It is a two-parter - will Comedy Central allow the second part, or will they censor it in fear of Muslim retribution?

Note that South Park has had a number of episodes with "religious themes" - the one where Jesus (who has his own cable access show in South Park) gets the crap kicked out of him by Satan in a boxing ring comes to mind; as well as all the constant anti-Semitism hurled at Stan, or Cartman's donning of a brownshirt and a brush mustache after seeing "Passion of the Christ" (and getting its "real meaning"). Not to mention "Team America", which is populated by Islamist terrorists (OK, Islamic puppet terrorists, but still...) muttering 'Muhammed, Muhammed, jihad, durka dukra jihad Muhammed" under their breaths for a full ninety minutes.

The Catholics and Jews didn't riot over these earlier South Park episodes; and no Muslims protested over 'Team America", although maybe that's because they didn't know yet that they were supposed to be offended...

Will our freedom of speech suffer in order to please the radical Islamists? Stay tuned; you'll know on Wednesday, April 12th, when part II is "scheduled" to air..

Update: Lots on this tonight -
Captain Ed claims its a gag, and there is no "part two"
The Political Pit Bull has a clip
And of course, Miss Malkin has a roundup...

Update II:
For some dark laughs, look at the comment thread at Ummah Forum entitled "South Park Jews attack the Prophet "
...and remember, " Matt Stone one of the creators of SP is a JEW"!
Sigh...keep telling yourself it is a Religion of Peace...

UPDATE III April 14th

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well ,we already know that C-Central is afraid of Scientology; so quivering in the face of Muslims should be a no-brainer