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Thread: "South Park" causes anger by putting Turkish flag on Al-Qaeda planes

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    Default "South Park" causes anger by putting Turkish flag on Al-Qaeda planes

    A recent episode of South Park has caused controversy in Turkey by featuring a scene in which terrorist attacks are carried out by Al-Qaeda planes bearing Turkish flags.

    Recently a conservative Christian group produced a documentary featuring the Turkish flag flying amid the ruins of the world trade centre.

    In fact none of the 9/11 hijackers were Turkish

    Turks feel an attempt is being made to link Turkey with Al-Qaeda.

    http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/ne...da-planes.html

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    I would have thought the Turks would have been proud? No? No? Well maybe just their prime mislamster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breadan O'Connor View Post

    Turks feel an attempt is being made to link Turkey with Al-Qaeda.
    Yes, it must be true, because South Park is of course a tool of the Yankee Imperialists. There sniffy and rather odd protest stems from a basic lack of awareness amongst mopst people as to what firstly the Turkish flag looks like. Secondly the fact that chose this:



    .... an ISLAMIC SYMBOL, as their flag. It may be a suprise to Ankara that most people don't know what their flag is. It might also be a suprise that few care. Any colour background is bound to offend someone who also uses that shared islamic symbolism. The principle fact is no matter what the background colour, Turkey could have chosen a less common RELIGIOUS symbol to represent its secular state.

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    From the OP link I did think this was pretty funny in an odd way with regard to Ground Zero image:

    After receiving many complaints about the image, the organization recently announced that they “did not mean to single out Turkey and therefore, the cover will be altered to include the flags of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan and Syria.”
    Come one, offend all. Thats equality. Seriously, Turkey is one amongst dozens of Muslim countries who happily see foreign flags (Danish and US in particular) burned on their streets gleefully. And now they are sensitive? The Turks can get stuffed. They are in no position to preach to anyone on race hate, bigotry and especially tolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thac0man View Post
    Turkey could have chosen a less common RELIGIOUS symbol to represent its secular state.
    Just like Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Denmark etc..........


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    FFS... It's South Park!! It's meant to be offensive. I wouldn't watch it and laugh otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breadan O'Connor View Post
    Turks feel an attempt is being made to link Turkey with Al-Qaeda.
    They've asked for it now. Really asked for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thac0man View Post
    Seriously, Turkey is one amongst dozens of Muslim countries who happily see foreign flags (Danish and US in particular) burned on their streets gleefully. And now they are sensitive? The Turks can get stuffed. They are in no position to preach to anyone on race hate, bigotry and especially tolerance.
    1. Turkey claims to be a secular, not Muslim, country.

    2. You say that "The Turks can get stuffed. They are in no position to preach to anyone on race hate, bigotry and especially tolerance.".

    Under Turkish law your words constitute the serious criminal offence of 'Insulting Turkishness' - - "You do not have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something you later rely on in court, anything you do say may be given in evidence." They can't extradite you for that yet, but if they ever join the EC ....

    Meanwhile it would be prudent for David Cochrane to avoid Turkey on his holidays.

    Last edited by Old Mr Grouser; 31st October 2010 at 04:27 AM. Reason: paragraph break

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    i avoid south park not just for its unbearable stupidity re: islam but especially for the army of scarcely sentient clapping seals who bark them on afterwards because they "offend everyone equally"

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    Hate South Park with a vengence but don't see the problem here.

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