Censorship of 'South Park' triggers debate | The Columbus Dispatch

The Prophet Muhammad wears a bear costume, at least on South Park . The cartoon's producers know they're not supposed to depict the prophet, because Islam generally forbids his physical representation. Full Story
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June

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 30, 2010
How come they don't name the BIG network???? Fox!


Is the dispatch trying to hide that ,Fox, the voice of freedom, and the great, fair and balanced view of america ........ CENSORS!

If you are going to do a story, name all the players involved. It makes for a better story, and people can be better educated.
Jennifer

Columbus, OH

#2 Apr 30, 2010
Okay, let me understand this. South Park can make fun of and insult every religion except Muslim and it is okay? Why do the Muslims get a break. Can we say discrimination, boys and girls?
traveler

Washington Court House, OH

#5 Apr 30, 2010
What a peaceful religion. I challenge this wholeheartedly.
The Christian God I worship is a loving,forgiving God,not one that would take vengance on his neighbors.
Don't tell me the muslims are peaceful. I will never believe you.
Sean

Columbus, OH

#6 Apr 30, 2010
I love that the "radical" web site is in New York, in a country that gives people the right to free speech; but then turn around and condim South Park for expressing their own rights! Ironic.
Bob

Dayton, OH

#8 Apr 30, 2010
It is coming. A showdown in America, not some wild west show, but a real showdown, just like Europe is facing, with Islam. Islam is not a religion but our government is treating it as such. Islam is a theocracy that governs citizens way of life, in the same way the Constitution is the light that governs America (when Congress is not in session).

Since: Apr 10

Westerville, OH

#10 Apr 30, 2010
traveler wrote:
What a peaceful religion. I challenge this wholeheartedly.
The Christian God I worship is a loving,forgiving God,not one that would take vengance on his neighbors.
Don't tell me the muslims are peaceful. I will never believe you.
Perhaps the Christian God you worship isn't the same one in the Old Testament?

(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
Vinny

Knoxville, TN

#11 Apr 30, 2010
I found it interesting that the person who runs the website threatening the SP dudes is a convert from Judaism.
What

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 30, 2010
Collins54 wrote:
"But the sense that Muslims in particular cannot be offended because they are dangerous is unfortunate, said Amir Hussain, a professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles."
What world does this guy live in?
Muslims are dangerous!
Recently in Columbus Muslims were planning to blow up the old City Center Mall. They are now in prison.
Violence is the exception in Christianity, Buddism whereas it is the rule in Islam.
The Muslim hard liners DO speak for the majority in the same way that Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and Jessie Jackson speak for the majority of Blacks. Who really opposses them? For instance, Barak Obama "technically" doesn't agree with Jeremiah Wright, but in reality he does. Same with the Muslims.
Thus the creators of South Park were correct to fear for their lives and censor the offensive material.
What are you sniffing. "The hard liners do speak for the majority of Islams and Jesse, Al, etc. speak for the majority of Black people". Have you spoken to the majority of either group? I think not!
NUKE MECCA

Reynoldsburg, OH

#14 Apr 30, 2010
Does this mean South Park will have to let Tom Cruise out of the closet? It seems only fair that they would.
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 30, 2010
Are the members of the Michigan Militia Muslim?
Jimmy Crakcorn

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2010
Collins54 wrote:
"Recently in Columbus Muslims were planning to blow up the old City Center Mall. They are now in prison.
We should've released them to carry our their plan. It would've saved the tax dollars wasted on demolishing that eyesore.
Billy

Dayton, OH

#18 Apr 30, 2010
Just sayin wrote:
Are the members of the Michigan Militia Muslim?
Don't know but the Hutree's were registered democrats.
Will

Columbus, OH

#19 Apr 30, 2010
Although I find South Park pretty vulgar and offensive for a variety of reasons, it's also frequently funny. So I have to give a 'thumbs down' to the cowards at the network for rolling over because of a single group's offensive and probably illegal threats against them.

If the group had merely OBJECTED, I wouldn't have a problem. They have a right to their opinion. But the implicit threat they posted goes way too far; past unacceptable and possibly all the way to criminal.

Comedy Central deserves condemnation for their cowardice in bending the knee to threats. The freedom of speech of the South Park creators was abridged here.
Will

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 30, 2010
Collins54 wrote:
"But the sense that Muslims in particular cannot be offended because they are dangerous is unfortunate, said Amir Hussain, a professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles."
What world does this guy live in?
Muslims are dangerous!
Recently in Columbus Muslims were planning to blow up the old City Center Mall. They are now in prison.
Violence is the exception in Christianity, Buddism whereas it is the rule in Islam.
The Muslim hard liners DO speak for the majority in the same way that Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and Jessie Jackson speak for the majority of Blacks. Who really opposses them? For instance, Barak Obama "technically" doesn't agree with Jeremiah Wright, but in reality he does. Same with the Muslims.
Thus the creators of South Park were correct to fear for their lives and censor the offensive material.
His point obviously was that ALL Muslims aren't dangerous. They may have more nuts and fanatics in their ranks than Christianity does, but most Muslims aren't violent or threatening. If they have a flaw as a group it's that they tend to listen to crazy leaders...which is a human flaw, I'm afraid.
Will

Columbus, OH

#21 Apr 30, 2010
Owl Jolson wrote:
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"PotSmoker" is more like it.
You're referencing the Jewish Torah,as in "Old Testament".
The "Christian" thing comes after that.
Hate to tell you, but most Christians consider that "Old Testament" thingie pretty durn sacred.
Will

Columbus, OH

#22 Apr 30, 2010
Billy wrote:
<quoted text>Don't know but the Hutree's were registered democrats.
False. ONE of them was.
haha

Columbus, OH

#23 Apr 30, 2010
but jesus does look at porn and buddah does snort coke... so thats not making fun of them... just pointing out facts.
amberdru

Columbus, OH

#24 Apr 30, 2010
This b.s. could be ended immediately if every TV show, news paper, magazine, published a picture of Mohammed on the same day.

People could put a picture in their windows, by the millions.

Thousands of bookstores sold the Satanic Versus across the country; go out in force. A fatwa can not be declared on everybody.
Joe

United States

#26 Apr 30, 2010
Will wrote:
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Hate to tell you, but most Christians consider that "Old Testament" thingie pretty durn sacred.
Hate to tell you, but you're pretty "durn" stupid. Another know-it-it telling the world about something he knows nothing about.

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#27 Apr 30, 2010
These Islam radicals need to lighten up and be more like Scrotie McBoogerballs.

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