Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, have been threatened by a U.S.-based Islamic terrorist website called Revolutionmuslim.com for their spoof of Mohammed that showed the prophet wearing a bear costume. The voice-over of the group’s threatening video features Anwar al-Awlaki explaining why people who insult the prophet must be killed. Photos of Messrs. Stone and Parker are shown along with those of Theo Van Gogh, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, Kurt Westergaard, Lars Vilks, and Salman Rushdie. The implications are obvious.
In other news, Mehmet Ali Agca — the Turk who shot Pope John Paul II and did almost thirty years of prison time for the deed — wants to be granted an audience with Pope Benedict XVI when both men are in Portugal on May 13.
Meanwhile, a dead man has been elected mayor of Tracy City, Tennessee. The winning candidate — who was elected in a landslide — died of a heart attack two months ago, but voters elected him anyway in preference to the incumbent mayor.
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