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Censorship even on Comedy Central

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Submitted by Joe (United States), Apr 26, 2006 at 00:19

I dont know if anyone else noticed it, but the US television station Comedy Central censored a picture of Mohammad on the show Southpark. The funny thing is, this station, and especially this show, is known for its free expression and usually slandering portrayal of indviduals from every ethnic group or religion and every official position (including the President).

In the same episode, Southpark portrayed Americans defecating on each other, President Bush defecating on the Americans, and finally Jesus Christ defecating on everyone.

Mohammad would have been portrayed as an individual for a couple of seconds handing another character some ice tea or something. Southpark was mocking the over-reactions of Muslims when Mohammad was portrayed "unreasonably" by portraying Mohammad reasonably.

Comedy Central censored the tame picture of Mohammad and allowed the quite vicious slander of Jesus Christ and President Bush. If this isn't hypocrisy, then what is? What happened to free speech? or does this only apply to everything non-Muslim?

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