Well, it turns out 200 is uncensored on the DVD (Edit: all but the image of Muhammad is uncensored). I was all getting the Champaign ready when I found out 201 isn’t; it appears on the DVD as in its censored TV broadcast. So whoopy, they uncensored Muhammad's name (roll eyes) in the first one, but in the main episode everything is censored, including most of the DVD commentary. Comedy Central has come off far worse for censoring those episodes than if they did not. Now the extremists have won and are thinking, "Great! Now what can we threaten people into doing? It saves us the money and effort on using weapons to just spew threats!!!"
And apart from anything else, are we not old enough to make our own decision as to what we want to watch in our own homes? They should have put a censored version in for those worrying that there is a terrorist hiding behind their sofa, and an uncensored version for everyone else. I have to say, I am not a Muslim! I respect that THEY don't wish to see Muhammad's image, but I don't give a rat's arse if I see it! We don't all go out killing homosexuals just because a religion thinks that it is wrong, even if we think that killing people for near no reason is wrong let’s do it just for political correctness(!) But suddenly a vague threat is made in the middle of the United States where they would clearly not get away with it and we are all Muslims. What!?!
Comedy Central needs to buck its ideas up. Part of the points made in the Cartoon Wars episodes were how companies like Fox would just broadcast Muhammad's image without a second thought, mainly in that they generally are not Muslims. Also, I could bet anything that they wouldn't give a second thought if they were threatened by extremists. You could almost see it happening on family guy, another good point on Trey and Matt's part.
We must all remember that not all Muslims are terrorists. Terrorists and extremists are a very small minority in their society. Often, parents have been noted to report their children when they are worried that their children are terrorists. Also, for example with Osama bin Laden, there have been many families of terrorists that are absolutely ashamed about it, disowning the family member. If anything, Muslims disown terrorism and therefore its more that the general terrorist of today considers themselves a Muslim. Though not all terrorists claim this, its the most of the well known groups that do, such as Al-Qaeda [though it is now in turmoil]. I would also point out that many attacks by terrorists have been on Muslim communities.
What can we conclude from this? Censorship has gone way too far. If we are seeing it in adult programs for adults then it shows the world we live in, people under 'protection' are discriminated against in political correctness which is inconsistent and improperly defined, it is not balanced or fair. So because I’m white and agnostic I must be constantly careful to not spew slander? Not that I would want to anyway, but according to political correctness a Muslamic extremist can sit comfortably while the leaders of our countries massage their feet as they spew crap about white people. Don't believe me? Read the extremist note to South Park Studios:
"We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo van Gogh for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."
Just by saying, "this is not a threat" (when it quite clearly is) they have got away with it and Comedy Central have decided to go along with it to the ridiculous degree.
Theo van Gogh was a Dutch film director who made the 10-minute film Submission, acting on the subject of violence against women in some Islamic societies; it uses four abused Muslim women as examples. He was brutally assassinated. That is how far censorship has risen and freedom of speech plummeted. We did not win two world wars, sacrificing millions of lives and minds, only to be imprisoned to not be able to speak freely. Diversity is very different to bowing down to one side or another. We should seek equality and tolerance, not censorship and suppression of rights.