By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
April 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Leading an effort it calls "The Defense of the Prophet Campaign," an extremist New York Muslim group, Revolution Muslim, has created a YouTube video decrying the popular and cheeky cartoon series, South Park.
At issue here is an episode aired last week in which the world's religions were parodied including a representation of Mohammed as a bear. That depiction is perceived by some to be anti-Muslim, the motivation behind the video's thinly veiled incitement to murder Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the series creators.
Revolution Muslim's 7 minute video is titled, "Help us Remove this Filth," uses a retelling of an alleged historical incident involving Mohammed in Medina which demonstrates how Islam's prophet proclaimed that religious dissent should be dealt with as apparent justification for taking action against the cartoonists.
The following from the video:
"...he spoke against us, he spoke against me [Mohammed] and he defamed me with his poetry...if any one of you try to defame me through your words this will be the way we deal with you there is nothing between us and you except the sword ...there will be no dialogue...no forgiveness...no building of bridges...there will only be the sword between me and you..."
Ominously, the video shows pictures of the lifeless body of Dutch film maker, Theo van Gogh, prostrate on the pavement, knife sticking out of his chest after having been murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri, an Islamist fanatic, in November 2004.
Over van Gogh's body is the caption "Theo van Gogh, after he was sent to Hell."
Also highlighted are author Salmon Rushdie, victim of numerous death threats over his book, "The Satanic Verses," Geert Wilders a Dutch politician highly critical of radical Islam and Kurt Westergaard, a cartoonist who has also come under fire over his depiction of Mohammed.
As the New York Times views the matter:
"The post, written by Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, said that the episode "outright insulted" the Prophet, adding:
'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. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.'"
Below the controversial video.
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