South Park creators receive Islamist threat following Muhammad bear suit episode
Andrew Mickel22 April 2010
The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been warned that their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit could put their lives at risk
The warning, which comes as the TV show aired an episode with a number of religious deities including Muhammad and a drug-snorting Buddha, has been posted on the website of Revolution Muslim, a U.S.-based religious group. It states that the creators risk “winding up like Theo Van Gogh” the assassinated Dutch film-maker.
According to the BBC the post also revealed the address of a property which is co-owned by the South Park creators, as well as the details of their production office in California and the New York office of the channel, Comedy Central.
"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," warned the posting, written in the name of Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee.
"This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them," it added.
Mr al-Amrikee later told AP News wire that the post was not meant to incite violence against Trey or Parker, but that it was designed to raise awareness and see that it did not happen again.
A Comedy Central spokesman said the network had no comment.
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