The point was they showed 6 religious leaders. The only one that threatened them are the Muslims. That is a big difference.
South Park shows a lot of guts because someone has to do it. The answer is that every network should show a depiction of Muhammad and keep doing it until they get the message that threatening people with death will not be tolerated. It is just another religion. In America they don’t make the rules.
What I find funny is that South Park did a whole episode staring the Super Best Friends back in season 5 and they showed Muhammad quite a bit in that episode and no one gave a shit back then or at least no news coverage gave a shit if some loon was frothing at the mouth.
You can watch the episode for free on the South Park Studios website and see for your self how they depicted Muhammad. They were respectful with their depiction.
I’m still not a South Park fan, but the people they infuriate are usually more annoying than the show, and that’s definitely true here. For about the billionth time, if your religion says ‘don’t make depictions of Muhammad,’ then don’t make any artwork featuring the guy. Don’t expect me to follow your superstitions. If I did feel like drawing Muhammad, I would. And you wouldn’t know who it was anyway because I can’t draw for shit.
I’ve always felt that the World’s media missed a tremendous opporunity to end this issue once and for all. When the Danish cartoons became controversial I feel that every major newspaper in the world should have published one of the cartoons and that would have shown the unity needed to squash these thugs.
If someone felt that their life (or the live’s of folks near or dear to them) might actually be put in danger by some action they did, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to let them decide whether they wish to risk it in that specific manner.
If they decide that the fight’s not worth it, that’s up to them.