‘South Park’ Producers Say Network Cut Fear Speech

'South Park' Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker (AP Photo/Shea Walsh)

'South Park' Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker (AP Photo/Shea Walsh)

AP Television Writer

NEW YORK – The producers of ‘South Park‘ say Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned they could be killed.

The character Kyle’s words toward the end of Wednesday’s episode were bleeped out. Producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone say the character does not mention the Prophet Muhammad.

The group Revolution Muslim had complained that ‘South Park’ had insulted their prophet by depicting him in a bear costume in last week’s episode. The group didn’t explictly threaten the producers but warned they could wind up like a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist. The group printed Stone and Parker’s work address on its website.

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