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April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An extremist Muslim website has warned South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that “they will probably wind up” assassinated like Dutch documentary filmmaker Theo van Gogh for producing an episode of their animated series that, in part, lampooned the fear of the media to depict the prophet Muhammad. (When Comedy Central refused to allow them to show Muhammad — they did on a previous episode without generating controversy — they contrived a plot in which Muhammad was disguised in a bear costume.) On Tuesday, the website, included in its warning to the South Park pair photos of the body of van Gogh, a descendent of the famed Dutch painter, who was slain by a radical Muslim after he produced a documentary addressing the oppression of Muslim women in Europe. “This is not a threat,” the website said, “but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.” The website also posted the addresses of Comedy Central’s New York office as well as the Los Angeles addresses of Parker and Stone’s production company. A measure of the chilling effect of such tactics is that as of this writing excerpts from the offending episode have not been uploaded to YouTube, as would be expected, but numerous clips from radical Muslim organizations and speakers featuring photos of the South Park creators have been, many of them warning that those who defame the prophet Muhammad will be dealt with “by the sword.” One Revolutionmuslim video ends with the cryptic words, “Join us in this campaign to let Matt Stone and Trey Parker know that the dust will never settle.”