Monday, May 03, 2010
Times Square Bomb Meant for Matt and Trey?
"...Police in New York are investigating whether a car bomb in Times Square was targeted at the makers of South Park over a controversial depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The device, which failed to detonate, was left near the offices of Viacom, which owns the irreverent cartoon series.
Last month postings on an Islamic website warned the creators of South Park - Matt Stone and Trey Parker - that they could face violent reprisals after an episode of the show featured Mohammed in a bear suit.
A posting on the website of a US-based group called Revolution Muslim warned Stone and Parker that they would “probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh.”
The bomb was left inside a dark green Nissan Pathfinder, left with its engine running and hazard lights flashing near the junction of 45th Street and Broadway.
A T-shirt vendor, who was a Vietnam veteran, alerted police when he noticed smoke coming out of it..." (source)
I love Matt and Trey and would totally hang with these guys. This is a great article about them (ironically also Libertarians fascinated with LDS and Islam): South Park Libertarians
I hope the stupidity involved with this occurrence doesn't detract from the seriousness of the act...