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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 10:58 PM

Muslim Jesse Curtis Morton jailed over South Park threat

Source: BBC

A Muslim who admitted posting internet threats against the creators of the South Park TV show has been sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison.

Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, who founded the now-offline Revolution Muslim website, had already admitted using it for al-Qaeda propaganda.

He conspired against South Park's writers after the show depicted the prophet Muhammad wearing a bear suit.

Co-accused Zachary Chesser received a 25-year sentence in February.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18557716

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Reply Muslim Jesse Curtis Morton jailed over South Park threat (Original post)
Freddie Stubbs Jun 2012 OP
iandhr Jun 2012 #1
Jamaal510 Jun 2012 #2
MicaelS Jun 2012 #5
MADem Jun 2012 #12
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #14
freshwest Jun 2012 #9
may3rd Jun 2012 #17
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #3
slackmaster Jun 2012 #16
may3rd Jun 2012 #18
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #20
Courtesy Flush Jun 2012 #25
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2012 #27
cpwm17 Jun 2012 #22
Grassy Knoll Jun 2012 #4
Xipe Totec Jun 2012 #6
Taverner Jun 2012 #7
freshwest Jun 2012 #10
may3rd Jun 2012 #19
freshwest Jun 2012 #21
may3rd Jun 2012 #28
longship Jun 2012 #8
MADem Jun 2012 #11
Kolesar Jun 2012 #13
slackmaster Jun 2012 #15
McCamy Taylor Jun 2012 #23
Comrade_McKenzie Jun 2012 #24
athenasatanjesus Jun 2012 #26

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:05 PM

1. what a nut.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. All this hubbub over a cartoon...

you know, I find it interesting that the guy came out with all these threats once his faith was made fun of. But it was okay with him when South Park made fun of other religions.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:20 PM

5. Just like Issac Hayes quitting South Park.

It was fine when SP ridiculed other religions, but when they went after Scientology, of which Hayes was a member, that was too much for Hayes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4804334.stm

Co-creator Stone said Hayes would be released from his contract and had the best wishes of the South Park team.

Stone said: "In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslim, Mormons or Jews.

"He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show."

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:32 AM

12. They sent him out with a bang, too--killed him off and made him a child molester on the way out the

door!

Best wishes, Chef, indeed....!!!!

Bet he kicked himself after the fact--that had to be a good gig, steady money, easy work.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:09 PM

14. I guess the Hayes thing proved that everyone has a line they won't cross

Even Parker and Stone have one, just that no one's found it yet

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:33 AM

9. It's an almost infantile desire to control the thinking of others, afraid one might be proven wrong.

Which is what half the Tea Party is about.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:12 PM

17. The great Danes are no stranger to cartoons

 

in fact, certain clerics sought out the cartoons to exploit the uneducated illiterates around the world into seething rage. They even drew a few of their own to get the point across.But that part of the draw mohamad story was never beaten like a dead horse

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:09 PM

3. i guess he could not take a joke

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:11 PM

16. No, and one of my religion's mottos is "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke!"

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:14 PM

18. MAD TV

 




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Response to may3rd (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:14 PM

20. Wow - MAD TV really drank the Republican kool-aid on that one, didn't they?

When was that from? I'd guess from the height of the US government anti-al-Jazeera PR operation.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 09:19 PM

25. Wow. Somebody doesn't understand satire.

Sorry for you, bro.

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 05:30 AM

27. So you think that was supporting Al-Jazeera, and attacking the Bush claims about it?

Since it was posted in reply to "fuck 'em if they can't take a joke" in a thread about Muslims and South Park, may3rd seemed to think it was a joke at the expense of Muslims, not at the expense of Bush.

Rez Khan didn't seem to see it as a joke about Bush either: http://www.yale.edu/opa/arc-ybc/v36.n26/story7.html

It is possible it was a joke about the attitude to Al Jazeera - the same as the New Yorker cover with Barack and Michelle Obama as a Muslim and terrorist was, I suppose. Maybe I'm just reacting to its placement in the context of 'jokes about Islam'.

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Response to may3rd (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:41 PM

22. Humor should have an element of truth

Al Jazeera English is a quality news network that does circles around American news networks. This is stupid, and also bigoted propaganda.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:11 PM

4. Matt and Trey should do a skit about this asshole. n/t

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:23 PM

6. stupidity should be a crime, in and of itself. nt

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. Fuck 'em

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:35 AM

10. He's going where he'll have to learn tolerance to survive.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:16 PM

19. He'll have a captive audience to plead his case in front of.

 

Maybe in five years, a follow up story will be made?
ya know
...Whatever happened to "watz iz name"

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Response to may3rd (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 01:20 PM

21. Maybe. But I'm thinking, being a 'captive' himself, he won't have an 'captive audience.'

He will be considered to be no better than the other inmates. Unless he joins into some weird fraternity there, he'll find that respect for diversity is mandatory to survive.

Regimented thought processes learned from religion are a mental prison; but prison is a regimentation on a level he may never have endured. What he sought to take from another, is the same thing he once wanted for himself.

Hopefully he will learn that the privilege of thinking for one's own self is a gift that should not be threatened. OTOH, he may learn nothing from being incarcerated, and see himself as a victim or persecuted, and act worse later.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

28. Oh, yes, yes he will. Those cell mates of his are not going anywhere and many also believe

 

in religion as an escape from the walls of confinement.
He will be protected by some


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_to_Islam_in_U.S._prisons




......
Research downplays the idea of foreign infiltration, positing the threat as more likely from small pockets of prisoners falling under the spell of a charismatic fellow inmate. This point is crucial -- lack of Muslim chaplains forces inmates to take matters into their own hands, leading to cut-and-paste versions of Islam -- quite the opposite of what a fundamentalist would advocate. Criminologists refer to this as "prison Islam" or "Prislam," where gang structures appropriate Islam to justify a violent and criminal lifestyle.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/spearit/radical-islam-prison_b_880733.html

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:15 AM

8. Religion poisons everything

Christopher Hitchens was correct.

I also approve of this quote:
“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.”

Steven Weinberg, physicist, 1979 Nobel Prize.


I think that fairly well sums things up.

Humans have to learn to live together. We have to put aside these iron age stories and learn about today's world. We have to touch one another.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:30 AM

11. Anyone who threatens cartoonists deserves at least that much jail time.

Maybe they can spend their confinement learning to draw amusing caricatures.

The pen IS mightier than the sword--they should think about that when they're eating their crappy, non-Halal prison food (or the even crappier Halal plates!).

Nitwits.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 08:39 AM

13. South Park sucks, but I am good with this! ... eom

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:10 PM

15. The Church of Scientology fucked with South Park too

 

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 07:49 PM

23. 11 years for having no sense of humor.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 08:27 PM

24. The opiate of the masses strikes again. nt

 

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 12:48 AM

26. Hopefully Lemmiwinks will crawl out of his butt.

And he can learn to take a joke.

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