The radical Islamic Web site Revolutionmuslim.com is going after the creators of the TV cartoon series “South Park” after an episode last week included an image of the Prophet Mohammed in disguise.
Contacted by CNN, the author of the post, Abu Talhah al Amrikee [aka Zachary Chesser], said that providing the addresses was not intended as a threat to the creators of South Park but to give people the opportunity to protest.
Over still photographs of Parker, Stone, van Gogh and others, the Web site runs audio of a sermon by the radical U.S.-born preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who is now in hiding in Yemen. The sermon, recorded some time ago, talks about assassinating those who have “defamed” the Prophet Mohammed – citing one religious authority as saying “Harming Allah and his messenger is a reason to encourage Muslims to kill whoever does that.” U.S. officials say al-Awlaki is on a list of al Qaeda leaders targeted for capture or assassination.
The clip ends with a warning on a graphic directed at Parker and Stone, saying “The Dust Will Never Settle Down.”
Al Amrikee said the purpose of including the al-Awlaki sermon in his posting was to remind Muslims that insulting the prophet is a severe offense for which the punishment in Islam is death. He said RevolutionMuslim may hold protests about the show.
The comments at CNN are interesting…
A poster named Sheila says:
“The punishment in America for murder is, potentially, the death penalty. Go back to Saudi if this is your idea of “justice”. Honestly, how can someone “harm” Allah? If he even exists, I doubt this “harms” him in any way. To imply that it does implies that he is weak. YOU are implying he is weak. Should you not therefore, according to your own laws, be put to death? Muhammed has been dead for a while now. I don’t really think he cares what anyone says about him either. Get a life, people.”
Good point she has there! And Nate says
“So let me get this straight, the Prohpet of Islam is actually a bear? That’s the only logical explanation this site can make to justify their reaction.
The FBI is investigating Tea Party activists for posting congressmen’s addresses online which resulted in violence against real people. Now this site is basically inviting violence against real people for supposedly insulting their imaginary best friend. Sounds like the FBI has another case to get to work on.”
Yep. That about says it all.