2010 April 27 Tuesday
South Park Super Best Friends Without Muhammad

Ross Douthat says South Park's attempt at revisiting the "Super Best Friends" great religious figures as characters this time met with far more censorship by the Comedy Network. The Comedy Network has become more scared of Islam.

These gimmicks then prompted a writer for the New York-based Web site revolutionmuslim.com to predict that Parker and Stone would end up like Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker murdered in 2004 for his scathing critiques of Islam. The writer, an American convert to Islam named Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, didn’t technically threaten to kill them himself. His post, and the accompanying photo of van Gogh’s corpse, was just “a warning ... of what will likely happen to them.”

This passive-aggressive death threat provoked a swift response from Comedy Central. In last week’s follow-up episode, the prophet’s non-appearance appearances were censored, and every single reference to Muhammad was bleeped out. The historical record was quickly scrubbed as well: The original “Super Best Friends” episode is no longer available on the Internet.

If we are going to live in fear of an immigrant group then we should not let that group into the country. Shouldn't our right to freedom come before their right to repress us?

Cowering before Islam and even Western governments persecuting critics of Islam is far too common and pervasive.

In a way, the muzzling of “South Park” is no more disquieting than any other example of Western institutions’ cowering before the threat of Islamist violence. It’s no worse than the German opera house that temporarily suspended performances of Mozart’s opera “Idomeneo” because it included a scene featuring Muhammad’s severed head. Or Random House’s decision to cancel the publication of a novel about the prophet’s third wife. Or Yale University Press’s refusal to publish the controversial Danish cartoons ... in a book about the Danish cartoon crisis. Or the fact that various Western journalists, intellectuals and politicians — the list includes Oriana Fallaci in Italy, Michel Houellebecq in France, Mark Steyn in Canada and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands — have been hauled before courts and “human rights” tribunals, in supposedly liberal societies, for daring to give offense to Islam.

I can understand the fear of network executives or publishing house editors. But for governments such as those in the Netherlands, Italy, France and Canada to actively prosecute and persecute critics of Islam is just a total moral outrage. Western governments should be on our side, not on the side of religiously motivated repression.

Islam is not compatible with our civilization. Islam is unique today in the extent of repression and intolerance we can expect from a sizable fraction of its believers.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 April 27 12:33 AM  Civilizations Clash Of


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Mthson said at April 27, 2010 3:01 AM:

"...Yale University Press’s refusal to publish the controversial Danish cartoons ... in a book about the Danish cartoon crisis."

Aw, Yale got one-upped by Wikipedia, which refused to cave in to the demands the images be removed from the article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy

CMC said at April 27, 2010 4:06 AM:

I'm wondering if someone will file a civil lawsuit against the web site using the Nuremberg Files abortion case as precedent? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Horsley#The_.22Nuremberg_Files.22.

Neal said at April 27, 2010 12:07 PM:

Islam is not compatible with our civilization. Islam is unique today in the extent of repression and intolerance we can expect from a sizable fraction of its believers.

Apparently, the guy who made the threats is a young white guy who converted to Islam:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/04/23/road-radicalism-man-south-park-threats/

The real issue isn't whether Islam is compatible with "our civilization" or not. It's whether more and more men, particularly young men, begin to believe that their own lives, welfare, and interests are increasingly incompatible with "our civilization."

Islam is unique today because it's one of the few remaining assertive and confident patriarchies left in the world that hasn't been effectively neutered by "our civilization."

You have a problem if more and more white guys find joining this patriarchy and having respect as a male and better access to women an attractive proposition compared to a lifetime in "our civilization" as debt-ridden tax slaves with no access to women, no prospects of marriage and a family, and that have to suffer the humiliation of witnessing the women of "our civilization" being herded into the cities to be monopolized by the few "alpha" males.

"Our civilization" ceases to be ours and becomes meaningless when it stops propagating ourselves.


ginnal hussain said at April 28, 2010 4:12 PM:

death to the white race
fuck the jews and white devils

DILUTE OR DESTROY WHITE WOMEN

SUICIDE KILLA

KILL AND RAPE BABIES

mufti g

no i don't said at April 29, 2010 6:29 PM:

"Islam is not compatible with our civilization."

I agree completely. In fact I think that every go-and-convert religion is not compatible with our civilization. The we're-right, you're-wrong religious and patriotic dogmas are starting to really endanger us all.

I agree with Bill Maher and join him when he says that it's about time to put a stop to this fairy tale nonsense called religion, whether it be islam, judaism or christianity. It's really dangerous that the world continues to be ruled by people who claim to be doers, messengers or crusaders of a god they claim to know so familiarly.

yes i do said at April 29, 2010 6:31 PM:

"Islam is not compatible with our civilization."

I agree completely. In fact I think that every go-and-convert religion is not compatible with our civilization. The we're-right, you're-wrong religious and patriotic dogmas are starting to really endanger us all.

I agree with Bill Maher and join him when he says that it's about time to put a stop to this fairy tale nonsense called religion, whether it be islam, judaism or christianity. It's really dangerous that the world continues to be ruled by people who claim to be doers, messengers or crusaders of a god they claim to know so familiarly

MlR said at April 29, 2010 11:27 PM:

"It's really dangerous that the world continues to be ruled by people who claim to be doers, messengers or crusaders of a god they claim to know so familiarly"

I agree completely. But it's too late, he's already President.

mike said at April 30, 2010 7:37 PM:

Never thought I'd be so glad to have downloaded every South Park episode.

Re: "white guy who converted to Islam", it's still an immigrant problem. It wasn't really this one white guy they were worried about, it was the millions of Muslims in this country any one of whom could go Hassan at any moment.

Re: "You have a problem if more and more white guys find joining this patriarchy and having respect as a male and better access to women an attractive proposition compared to a lifetime in "our civilization" as debt-ridden tax slaves with no access to women, no prospects of marriage and a family, and that have to suffer the humiliation of witnessing the women of "our civilization" being herded into the cities to be monopolized by the few "alpha" males." Yeah, and that's not even the half of it. The vilification of white men in this country is gradually approaching the level of Jews in Germany. Anyone who doesn't feel at least some level of anxiety over this is either arrogant or oblivious.

Re: "I agree with Bill Maher and join him when he says that it's about time to put a stop to this fairy tale nonsense called religion" I'm not religious, but I disagree. This sounds like a PC platitude, lumping in Christianity with Islam in order to avoid singling out the obvious offender. I haven't seen Religulous, but I've seen Maher's show and I know he reserves his harshest vitriol for Christians. Blaming Islamic insanity on "religion" is just an attempt to use it as ammunition in the war on Christianity. By the way, the most brutal and murderous regimes in history have been atheist theocracies.

In said at April 30, 2010 8:08 PM:

In fact I think that every go-and-convert religion is not compatible with our civilization.

I don't think its that simple. I think the decline of "go-and-convert" religions (i.e. Christianity) is one of the threats to our civilization. History has shown in the Greeks and Romans for example, that the decline of religion coincides with the decline of the civilization. I strongly suspect it is partly causitive, not just coorrelative since the theological basis of moral restraint is what was effectively erroded, in the case of Greece, Rome and now in the West. You can see that western countries are failing to adequately regenerate and our laws and culture do not support families in they ways that they had (note that this topic comes up frequently on this and related blogs, see: http://www.singularity2050.com/2010/01/the-misandry-bubble.html). This could only happen when traditional values have been replaced. I recently read Will Durrant's lessons of history. This was his position and he cogently makes the case that religion has done much good.

http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-History-Will-Durant/dp/143914995X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272681808&sr=8-4

Sorry about the links. IE8 changed them and for security reasons won't render them correctly and I'm too lazy to get another browser. F'n IE.

In said at April 30, 2010 8:12 PM:

I guess IE8 only screwed the links up in the preview. Randall you might want to check it out.

no i don't said at May 1, 2010 4:16 PM:

"History has shown in the Greeks and Romans for example, that the decline of religion coincides with the decline of the civilization."

You're kidding right? You mean the Middle Ages, with their centuries of cruzades and inquisition, was a time of civilization? What progress was there in that time that lasted around 1000 years of religious dogma? It was all theocracy in Europe at the time. The era of Republics came with the Enlightment. I mean, it is as simple as taking a look at how civilized and progressive are the most religious countries nowadays... Latin America? Afghanistan? Irak? Yemen? Lybia? or perhaps Ireland? (I mean, compared to other less religious European countries like the Scandinavian ones)

No, I don't think so. On the contrary, the fall of the Roman Empire was mainly due to christianity. The decline of a civilization starts when dogma -religious or political- begins to take over. The Greeks got to be great because of the Ionians who rejected dogma and valued the scientific method with all that it implies. Now, among the so called developed countries the U.S. is the most religious and it has become so, so much, that its decline won't be over a period of centuries like the Roman Empire, but over a few years.

It is exactly the opposite: History has shown that the decline of a civilization is directly linked with the increase of religious superstition and dogma in its people and leaders.

In said at May 2, 2010 8:50 AM:

no i don't
The Roman state religion's decline did indeed coincided with the decline of Rome, along with an ensuing moral degeneracy. Christianity in the beginning was one of several competing alternative faiths people began turning to. Declining Greece and Rome are analogous in ways to our time in terms of a fragmentation of worldview. It is well known in sociology that when a social group holds to a particular belief system, people do tend to adhere to the ethic encouraged by said system. This acts as a source of stability to society. It is a common observation that Americans are morally degenerating (see my previous comment for examples). From a sociological perspective this can be seen as the result of a loss of a shared belief system. I again reassert that I think this is a threat to our civilization.

I mean, it is as simple as taking a look at how civilized and progressive are the most religious countries nowadays..

Correlation does not equal causation. I think demographic, geographic and historical explanations are more convincing to explain such differences between countries. Furthermore, I doubt the modern myth that all populations are equally capable of societal development. The main point of my previous comment is that it simply isn't that simple.

I'm somewhat partial to various developmental views like spiral dynamics espoused by Ken Wilber. If these views are correct then the function religions serve is to bring certain people to a certain level of development. The center of gravity of advanced western countries can be said to be at a post-religious level of development. These ideas are consistent with the observation that less advanced countries tend to be the most religious and the idea that religion can play a positive role in society. In any case the idea that religion has and does no good is at best waaay oversimplistic.

Bert said at May 15, 2010 2:52 PM:

AMERICA INVITES TERRORISTS BY RAMPANT VISA GIVING;
HOW THE JEWISH LOBBY CAN STOP IT IN A MINUTE

We have a problem with terrorism because we let terrorists in--by giving them visas. This nutcase may have been a white convert to the cult of Islam, but most other Muslims are aliens. 9/11 hijackers and the Christmas terrorist would never have been here, had our corrupt evil govt. not given them visas. The subsequent Iraq and Afghan wars would never had happened if we did not give them visas. The criminal US govt. is still on a visa giving rampage. Who is lobbying for more visas?

The biggest group that promotes this 3rd world war of unchecked 3rd world immigration is the Jewish lobby. It is the most powerful lobby in the US and half of all contributions to Democrats are from the Jewish lobby. One of the lobby's biggest goals is to unleash a massive flood of 3rd world immigration into the US and Europe, while promoting the exact opposite for Israel. See "Culture of Critique", by Kevin McDonald, reviewed/available on:

http://www.savethemales.ca/000164.html
http://www.wake-up-america.net/

Because the Jewish lobby is so powerful (in money and control of the media and the govt, including the Judiciary), most politicians have no choice but to constantly vote and support the lobby's destructionist policies of open borders and the alien invasion, despite vehement public opposition (80% against).

Why? Judaists believe they are a special race called "Jews", descended from Middle Eastern/African Torah patriarchs like Abraham (who sold his wife to an African pharaoh), and were persecuted often, so they believe they must destroy society before it harms them (like Egypt) and control it with a divide and conquer strategy, by promoting the alien invasion.

In fact, most Judaists are European Whites whose ancestors were forced to convert to Judaism. See Arthur Koestler, 13th tribe; Dr. Schlomo Sand's book reviewed on:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/the-wandering-who-by-gilad-atzmon.html
Also see: www.khazaria.com
Also see "The Fallacy of Biological Judaism", by Robert Pollack:

http://www.forward.com/articles/9406/

The Torah is pure fiction (``forgery`` per author Joseph McCabe), as is obvious from page 1. Moses never existed. His myth is based on the African myth of Mises. Exodus never happened. See "Deconstructing the Walls of Jericho" (Prof. Ze'ev Herzog), ``False Testament`` on Harper`s.

Their Torah/Talmud teach them that all goyim are animals, created to serve them, and all goyim nations are illegitimate, and it is okay to lie, cheat, exploit and even kill the goyim. See:

http://www.daatemet.org.il/articles/article.cfm?article_id=118

The alien invasion is their war on the US and Europe. We need to make them aware that the Torah is a forgery and teach them to love their own nation and race instead of destroying it. They can stop much of terrorism simply by ordering the Congressmen and President to just say no to visas and close the borders.


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