South Park -- the a@@hole who's feelings were hurt and Dan Savage's response

From Frank Ross at Big Journalism:
Re �South Park,� the Silence of the Media Lambs Continues
That sound you�re not hearing is the media, holed up in their towers along Sixth Avenue and across the street from the old Show World Center porn palace on Eighth Avenue, noisily rising to the defense of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the South Park creators who recently upset the tender Muslim sensibilities of this guy:
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That would be Zachary Chesser, or as he currently styles himself, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee. This 20-year-old from Fairfax, Va., trolling away on his blog, was able to get Comedy Central to censor one of the most popular and lucrative shows in its lineup merely by suggesting that Stone and Parker might meet the same fate that befell Theo Van Gogh when he �outraged� Muslim sensibilities.
Seattle's Dan Savage responds with brilliance:
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I remember back in 1989 when Salman Rushdie was facing death threats after a fatwā was issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A lot of people in Seattle were wearing buttons that said: "I am Salman Rushdie" Seattle may be a liberal's paradise but it does have a backbone when needed...

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