Question: Did the “South Park” incident cross the line in the sand, which is the ever-tightening limit that Muslim fundamentalists are imposing to choke off our freedoms?
The following article and/or blog post reveals the disturbing answer to this question-You Decide:
‘South Park’: Drawing a Line in the Sand-Posted on BigHollywood.BreitBart.com-By Mark Tapson-On April 27, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:
“We sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed.”
That was the arrogant declaration of victory from the Organization of the Islamic Conference nearly two years ago, regarding the shrewdly orchestrated Muslim mayhem around the world protesting such infidel abominations as the Danish Muhammad cartoons and Geert Wilders’ short film Fitna.
“Red lines” indeed – a phrase chillingly reminiscent of Samuel Huntington’s famous observation that “Islam has bloody borders.” Except that the red lines the OIC is referring to aren’t geographical – they are the ever-tightening limits that Muslim fundamentalists are imposing to choke off our freedoms.
The influential OIC is the world’s largest Muslim assembly, consisting of 57 member states (you know, the same number of U.S. states candidate Obama campaigned in). Its primary aim is “conducting a large-scale worldwide effort to confront Islamophobia.” (As I’ve written here before, Islamophobia is a mythical beast that the OIC and collusive groups like CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, use to intimidate us into craven appeasement.) Their goal is to abridge our free speech by making criticism of Islam an international crime; their strategy works because the West has been so emasculated by multiculturalism that we’d rather embrace cultural suicide than offend the tender sensibilities of such violent barbarians as the Danish cartoon rioters.
Everyone is aware by now that Comedy Central’s South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were targeted by a not-so-subtle threat from Zachary “Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee” Chesser, the leader of a small New York-based group of fanatics at RevolutionMuslim.com. Chesser found the fearless South Park satirists guilty of an insulting depiction of Islam’s prophet Muhammad as someone who – wait for it – cannot be depicted without incurring death threats. To drive his point home, Chesser posted a picture of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh lying on an Amsterdam sidewalk, shot several times in broad daylight by an unrepentant Islamic fundamentalist, his throat cut, a machete stuck in his chest and a note calling for holy war pinned to him with a second knife. The message was clear – van Gogh had been executed for insulting Islam with his short film Submission, and now Parker and Stone can expect the same fate.
The site RevolutionMuslim.com is now down, but at the related RevolutionMuslim.blogspot.com is an exhaustingly wide-ranging, unapologetic declaration with the catchy title, “Clarifying the South Park Response and Calling on Others to Join in the Defense of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).” Far from backing off from the implied threat, the declaration’s poster – presumably Chesser – launches into an anti-American rant and a scholarly justification for Islam’s position that the punishment for blasphemy is death. He stresses that it is absolutely incumbent upon all Muslims to abide by sharia law, so any Muslim who “condones” South Park’s behavior does not possess “even the weakest of faith.” So much for moderate Islam.
But what about freedom of speech? “As Muslims we do not define speech which has no place in a moral society as ‘free speech.’” Indeed, free speech “is not a value that the Muslims share with America as a whole.” The declaration closes with an ominous quote from Chesser’s idol Osama bin Laden: “If there is no check in the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.” Well there it is, then. We can either curb our speech, or cross that red line and deal with the consequences from Muslims who are commanded, by Islamic law, to execute us.
In reporting on this controversy, the media have, as usual, resorted to their fallback narrative of describing Islamic fundamentalists as “loners” and “crazy people” who have hijacked what would otherwise be the Religion of Peace. The danger in these dismissive labels is that we mistakenly view the terrorists as isolated nut jobs, when in fact they are united by a common goal – the capitulation of the West and the establishment of sharia worldwide – and they are perfectly capable of articulating and ideologically justifying it. Whether the dozen or so members of Revolution Muslim and the 57-member states of the OIC are officially linked or not, they are working toward the same end.
CAIR’s ubiquitous spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper calls Revolution Muslim “an extreme fringe group” that is smearing Islam with its “outrageous, irresponsible” statements. But CAIR hasn’t issued a formal statement about the affair, ostensibly because it doesn’t want to give South Park any more attention. Too bad, because amid all this uproar, CAIR is throwing away a golden opportunity to explain exactly how these “crazies” have “hijacked” the religion. This would be the perfect time to discredit their “outrageous, irresponsible” distortions, wouldn’t it? And to stand with the South Park creators in defense of free speech?
Instead, Hooper would rather move on because “people are pretty tired of this whole ‘Let’s insult the prophet Muhammad thing.’” They are? I wasn’t aware that there even was a “whole ‘Let’s insult the prophet Muhammad thing.’” It’s not like it was ever a wildly popular fad, since anyone deemed to have insulted Muhammad ordinarily ends up dead or living under 24-hour guard.
Actually Mr. Hooper, what people are pretty tired of is Islamic violence and open intimidation, attacks on our freedoms and rights, and false charges of racism and Islamophobia. What people are pretty tired of, in short, is the whole, “Let’s behead those who insult Islam thing.”
The Los Angeles Times claims that such threats present a dilemma for media companies, who are “struggling to balance free speech with safety concerns and religious sensitivities.” This is giving them way too much credit. The media and the entertainment industry care absolutely nothing about religious sensitivities; if anything, they normally delight in mocking and sneering at faith, especially Christianity. But they treat Islam with kid gloves because, as Fox’s Bill O’Reilly said, “these people are killers and they will kill you.”
Nor do media companies care about free speech except when it suits them. They shut down politically inconvenient truths, such as Disney/ABC’s shameful suppression of The Path to 9/11 miniseries, which I have written about here. And they fold (like a Bedouin tent, as Mark Steyn hilariously put it) at the first hint of Muslim disapproval. No amount of Christian offense would compel Comedy Central to rein in South Park’s depiction of Jesus defecating on the American flag, but in the wake of the Revolution Muslim threat, Comedy Central decided to bleep over any subsequent reference to “Prophet Muhammad,” and his visual portrayal was replaced with a black “Censored” bar. There’s a reason Islam means “submission,” and Comedy Central has exemplified it.
And as for media companies’ “safety concerns”: every time they cave in to Islamist threats of violence, the terrorists win, as the corny saying goes. It quite simply encourages our enemy to ramp up the threats, which then endangers even more innocents.
The OIC boasted about “red lines that should not be crossed” – well, the time has come for Hollywood to stop placating these murderous zealots in its usual way, with knee-jerk self-censorship, and to draw a line in the sand of our own, against religious totalitarianism. In the absence of any government acknowledgement that fundamentalist Islam is a serious threat to our way of life, the entertainment industry must rally behind Parker and Stone, and take the lead in a cultural counteroffensive against the jihadists.
Unless Americans stand shoulder-to-shoulder against such assaults on our hard-won Western values, Islamic fundamentalists will continue to be more effective at importing sharia law than we are at exporting democracy. We must stand for our principles and freedoms with an even greater degree of unwavering fervor and cultural pride than the jihadists possess. Or make no mistake, we will all be witness to the slow, humiliating death of Western civilization.”
Note: What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support the above article and/or blog post-You Decide:
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Muslim Clerics – Kill All Who Insult Islam!-Posted on Jihad Watch-By Raymond-On September 6, 2012:
Muslim Convert Who Tried to Join Terrorists Gets 25 Years-Posted on FoxNews.com-On February 24, 2011:
Huckabee: Obama Should Condemn Muslim Fatwa That Sent American Cartoonist into Hiding ‘Every Freedom-loving person should’ condemn threat made by Muslim jihadist’-Posted on CNSNews.com—By Fred Lucas-On September 20, 2010:
Seattle Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding On FBI Advice: ‘Seattle Cartoonist Who Started “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” Goes Into Hiding On Advice Of FBI’-Posted on CBSNews.com-By The Associated Press-On September 16, 2010:
First Death in Koran Furor as Thousands Protest in Afghanistan-Posted on NewsMax.com-On September 10, 2010:
Citing Quran-Burning Threat, Islamic Body Wants U.N. to Outlaw ‘Offenses Against Religion’: ‘A leading international Islamic body said Thursday that the United Nations should outlaw ‘all forms of offense against religions.’-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Patrick Goodenough-On September 10, 2010:
Veiled Threats at Ground Zero? Imam Rauf Warns of National Security Consequences-Posted on PJTV-On September 10, 2010:
On Koran Burning, or at Least Credible Threats-Posted on American Vision-By JOEL MCDURMON-On September 10, 2010:
Quran Burning Would Embarrass Jesus-Posted on Floyd Reports-By Floyd Brown-On September 10, 2010:
Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Rauf significantly raised the stakes: ‘Brigitte Gabriel participated in a heated debate with a friend of this imam on Sean Hannity’s radio program. The imam’s friend went so far as to say that the “smoke” caused by this controversy will cause “fire” against America’-Audio Posted on Act for America-On September 9, 2010:
If Obama Treated Koran Burning like the Ground Zero Mosque-Posted on Floyd Reports-BY Ben Johnson-On September 9, 2010:
Video: Black Panthers Tell Koran Burners, “You Will Be A Target”-Posted on PatriotUpdate.com-On September 9, 2010:
Petraeus: Burning Quran Endangers Troops-Posted on NewsMax.com-On September 7, 2010:
Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan-Posted on CNN.com-On May 22, 2009:
‘Religion of Peace’ in Action: Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician-Posted Yahoo News-By Ben Berkowitz-On September 3, 2010:
S.I.O.A. seminar @ the Tennessee Tea Party-Posted on YouTube.com-By JihadWatchVideo-On May 25, 2010:
“Pamela Geller delivers a wake-up call to the Tennessee Tea Party on behalf of Stop the Islamification of America, addressing hot button issues like the 9/11 mega-mosque at Ground Zero in New York City.”
Is the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence community being brainwashed in dealing with Islam?-Posted on The RubenReports.blogspot.com-By Barry Rubin-On April 27, 2010:
Censoring of show hurts free speech-Posted on GuamPDN.com-By KATHLEEN PARKER-On Aril 30, 2010:
The South Park Principle: Appeasing Jihadists & Cowardice Won’t Make Us Safer-Posted on PJTV-On April 29, 2010:
Jihadi Echoes Obama-Posted on American Thinker-By Pamela Geller-On April 28, 2010:
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