Muslim Web site issues stern warning to 'South Park'
Cartoon show warned against depicting Muhammad
A Muslim Web site sternly warned the creators of the popular, irreverent TV cartoon show "South Park" that depicting the prophet Muhammad in an undignified light could result in their deaths. The Web site then listed the addresses of "Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone California production office, as well as a Colorado retreat owned by them.
The 'South Park' TV series follows the exploits of a group of children in a small town. The series has often frequently featured Jesus Christ, Satan, current U.S. presidents and other icons in a humorous - and often very inappropriate manner.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The web site, RevolutionMuslim.com has since been taken down. The posting also depicted a gruesome shot of murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed by fanatics incensed by his film on Muslim women. "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," Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee wrote. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."
"South Park" depicted the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during a recent episode. Muslims consider any physical representation of their prophet, in any way, shape or form to be blasphemous.
According to CNN, the New York-based website is known for postings in support of Osama bin Laden and jihad, or holy war, against the West.
Amrikee in a telephone interview told the Associated Press that he praised bin Laden. "We look up to him and admire him for the sacrifices he has given for the religion," he says.
The "South Park" TV series follows the exploits of a group of children in a small town. The series has often frequently featured Jesus Christ, Satan, current U.S. presidents and other icons in a humorous - and often very inappropriate manner.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
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