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Fun Friday, Part I: In ‘South Park’ Defense, Jon Stewart Recaps ‘Daily Show’ Religious Mockery

posted by Nicole Neroulias

While I considered the two-part 200th episode of “South Park” lots of fun, it wasn’t necessarily the most entertaining religion story of the week, especially once the censorship of the Prophet Muhammad’s image went from ironic plot device to network-imposed mandate, and media outlets focused on a veiled threat from Revolution Muslim, a small NYC-based extremist group, praying for God to kill the show’s creators and “burn them in Hell for all eternity.” (This group barely constitutes a vocal minority; I think the bigger story was that the Muslim world largely ignored the episode entirely.)

What finally took this over the top was Jon Stewart’s spirited defense last night of SP creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, recapping all the equal-opportunity religious mockery that “The Daily Show” has engaged in for the past decade, including jabs at atheists, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Lutherans, Mormons, Rastafarians and Wiccans.

No sacred cows over at Comedy Central, indeed. (Not even Hindu ones.) Check out the clip — the recap starts about three minutes in, followed by griping about radical Islam by TDS correspondent Aasif Mandvi (“It’s just so 12th century,” the self-described liberal Muslim complains), and culminating with Stewart’s unique musical message to Revolution Muslim: 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
South Park Death Threats
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

 

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Margaret

posted May 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm


THEO VAN GOGH WAS MURDERED IN HOLLAND FOR MAKING A FILM ABOUT ISLAM. A DANISH PARLIAMENTARIAN IS UNDER DEATH THREATS FOR MAKING A FILM THAT CONSISTED OF PAGES OF THE KORAN ONLY, NOTHING ELSE. AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE PRIVATE WECURITY AND HAVE MOVED TO NEW UNKNOWN LOCATIONS UNDER THREAT OF JIHADISTS WHO THREATEN TO KILL THEM FOR TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM.
THERE IS AN IMAM WHO HAS SAID THERE IS NO FUN IN ISLAM BECAUSE IT IS A SERIOUS MATTER AND ANYONE WHO DOESN’T TAKE THE RELIGION SERIOUSLY WILL BE KILLED. SOME IMAMS SAY THAT THE USA IS THE GREAT SATAN AND ISRAEL IS THE LITTLE SATAN AND THEY WILL MURDER THE JEWS ON SATURDAY AND THE CHRISTIANS ON SUNDAY FOR NOT CONVERTING TO ISLAM. MOHAMMAD SAID THAT BELIEVERS WOULD GO TO PARADISE IF THEY DIE IN THE ACT OF MURDERING AN UNBELIEVER. THIS IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE.



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Ahmad Mahmood

posted May 21, 2010 at 7:05 am


Dear Margaret,
Hope you are fine and find my mail in good health. As i red the comments written by you i though i should write about what Islam is. In your mind you might have a question that “Is Islam is a religion of peace”. You probably find out the answer of this question after you study Islam by yourself. I don’t know the actual reason of the murder of THEO VAN GOGH and DANISH PARLIAMENTARIAN IS UNDER DEATH THREATS etc. But every religion in this world has some belief which others should respect them and as in Christians, Jews and person having other beliefs. So if we don’t respect them the believer of that religion will going to be offended that is the main cause. Jihad on the other hand is part of Islam but on certain conditions if you can study them in Islamic books. These Jihadists movements are in the hand of wrong people now a day and when you talk to those people they even don’t know about the Islam, they only know the partial statements given by Islam. The concept of Jihad is self-explanatory i.e. When other nations impose war on you then you have the right to defended yourself and that defense is know as Jihad or When some one spread mis information about Islam then you can do Jihad against them in these cases you have to fight with the people fighting with you only but you should be very careful that in Jihad that Muslims are not allow the shed the blood of innocents, children, women and aged people. That is the concept of Jihad. If you find some time please study the war fought by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). You’ll find the actual concept of Islam in those fights. The imam who said that Islam is a serious religion that is absolutely true but the does not depict the actual picture of Islam i.e. “ANYONE WHO DOESN’T TAKE THE RELIGION SERIOUSLY WILL BE KILLED”
That’s not the true Islam because in actual Islam gives the equal rights to the people of other religions and believes and those who said that Islam is the only religion and people from others religions should be killed is wrong concept. In Islam you have the freedom of speech you have freedom to perform your religious believes freely. As far USA is satan in my view the people who says this, they themselfeves are satan. And as for this that “THEY WILL MURDER THE JEWS ON SATURDAY AND THE CHRISTIANS ON SUNDAY FOR NOT CONVERTING TO ISLAM” is absolute rubbish because Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself lived with Jews and CHRISTIANS at that time. So how can they say that people not converting to Islam should be murdered and those imams who said this statement are also not the well wishers of Islam. Then next thing in which Imam said “MOHAMMAD SAID THAT BELIEVERS WOULD GO TO PARADISE IF THEY DIE IN THE ACT OF MURDERING AN UNBELIEVER” that is true but in case of war and in other case you have to murder the people is basically mislead the people. Think when you will start murdering the people how you can spread Islam the world so they portraying the misleading information about Islam and they should be apprehended strongly actually you never find that in the actual history of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life and the life of Prophet Muhammad is the actual Islam which every body should know before start believing in Islam. I hope as a sister from other religion I try to satisfy you with these arguments but you will be find Islam as a peaceful religion when you study the life of Prophet Muhammad. Please try to read the life of Prophet Muhammad which itself clears the true picture of Islam.
Thank you for your time.
Regards,
Ahmad



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