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We'll just weeks after -- in a controversial episode about the Prophet Mohammed.
Comedy Central has decided it is full steam ahead with -- show the pokes fun at Jesus Christ.
And it is not the first time that Jesus has been on a Comedy Central cartoon he's the recurring character you see here on South Park.
So it appear for now that Mohammed is off limits but Christ is fair game at Comedy Central.
Joining me now for care about debate -- Gainer vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center and Corey sailor.
Legislative director for the council on American Islamic relations.
Gentlemen in -- -- let me start with you that this is this is rather troubling -- it to a number of people including a lot of Christians.
Well it should be this is just an astonishing.
Amount of help.
Out of touch Hollywood and Comedy Central -- -- with 80% of the American public you follow christianity.
They don't care about offending Christians they they do it all the time they do it if you look.
You see -- -- they'll go after Jesus you've got comedian Mike Destefano talking about.
Metafile priests or meal making jokes about fundamentalist Christians when they say they'll preview what they really mean is.
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-- media research and has got a major announcement about this next week.
You know it's it's that this video this this new show this is video from existing -- South Park but the new show that there developing right now it's called JC.
And it if they say it's a half hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his powerful but apathetic father.
And they talk about how god in this show is quote preoccupied with playing video games while Christ's quote the ultimate fish out of water.
Tries to adjust to life in New York City you know -- do you think that there's a double standard in the way that Muslims are treated by shows like this and Christians are treated.
There shouldn't be a double standard.
The deficit there was originally an episode on Mohammed that was shown South Park.
July 4 2001 there was little or no controversy over it.
And the image of Mohammed -- been shown again and again.
But we believe that.
Common decency requires the people not -- religious figures -- that Jesus Jesus Christ who muscled through here.
And also Mohammed -- -- laws prohibiting people from doing so it just basic decency and society says you should not mock other people's religious figures.
You know unfortunately there is an extreme wing.
Of of Islam which you which you know -- and and they they don't speak for the mess that the vast majority of Muslims but there's an extreme wing.
And they believe that if you if you show the Prophet Mohammed really at all.
That it could be blasphemy and and what happened on South Park is they did that they showed a man in a bear suit.
And then they got death threats and they were going to show and again and they got more death threats and they decided not to do it Comedy Central pulled that -- but comedy central's going forward.
With this comedy of Jesus Christ and some say they that they're doing that because they know.
That they're not going to get death threats if they -- Jesus Christ.
I mean you your thoughts on.
While the group that -- Comedy Central revolution Muslim is five or ten really shady characters who actually spend a lot of time standing outside mosques yelling at most forms till.
So I don't think we should elevate them to even a friend their friend of a -- But again I would just reiterate -- we believe it's inappropriate to mock other people's religious figures are organizational.
Has criticized in the past and episode where a cross crucifix was placed and -- Where the virgin Mary was.
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The last temptation of Christ because again remember Muslims Revere Jesus just like there -- other prophets Abraham.
-- you know do you think that's.
It is South Park in Comedy Central I should just come essential -- it can get away with this.
Because they know not death that's going to be forthcoming from Christians that they might they might write angry letters they might turn the channel.
But no one's gonna be threatening the creators of the show with murder if they go -- to make fun of Jesus Christ.
I mean that's entirely the point Hollywood is running scared of radical Islam they saw what happened when you run.
That are deemed to be mocking the prophet you have global riots and death.
You know when you that you we keep don't think dancing around this problem in America you know you look and see repeated incidents of terrorism in this country come from radical Islam.
So -- Hollywood's doing its self censoring they're cutting out is bomb plot lines out of -- shows.
There you know the hiding any controversy all that Islam so it's safe to mock 80% of the population.
Because -- no matter what the media been telling us.
For literally years Christians really aren't dangerous and they -- not forgotten her people all right I got -- -- and I have a -- I got a really quickly it happened keep and keep in mind.
That the people bombing -- abortion clinics are not Muslims so you have to remember and any religious -- And evident that the going to how they're going to have that.
Yeah that is that is so to say that panel on the one that would have thought that -- like nobody's nobody's raising violence of any kind.
But what we're talking about here is the targeting the targeting of specific religious figures.
And what we're seeing we're going that is the only threat -- what we're seeing more morning I'm gonna stand entirely accurate that's the problem that's of the segments about I got to David that -- inquiry all the best you both thanks for being here.
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