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A RADICAL Islamic website is warning a TV show's creators they could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode broadcast last week.
RevolutionMuslim.com posted the warning following the 200th episode of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's South Park, which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit, FOXNews.com reports.
The web posting also included a graphic photo of Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a documentary on violence against Muslim women.
"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," the posting reads. "This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."
The posting on RevolutionMuslim.com also includes audio of a sermon by Anwar al-Awlaki - a radical US-born preacher now believed to be hiding in Yemen - who discusses assassinating individuals who defame the Prophet Muhammad. It also included a link to a 2009 story in the Huffington Post that gave details of Stone and Parker's mansion in Colorado.
A Comedy Central spokesman told FOXNews.com that the network had no comment on the posting.
Geez, you just can't please some people.
And besides, when someone takes South Park seriously to this level, that says more about them and their own issues then it does of Trey & Matt.