Oh. Dear. God.

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    I am not sure where exactly to put the news of this...abomination. Some moderator can move it if they want. IS THERE NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?!

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=1227362&page=1

     
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    Maybe, hopefully, it will breed appreciation for western culture in the Arab world. The best way to do that is to reach kids. Don't you think?

    The "minus bacon and beer" part is pretty funny though. It's no wonder the middle east is a crappy as it is. They aren't allowed to have two of the very best things on Earth!
     
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    I can understand why they are doing this, but then also can't. I mean didnt the simpsons make its debut as a controversial show? What is the point of taking out the controversial part? I mean without beer or bacon, Homer isn't Homer. And without Moe's how will they have exciting episodes where Bart makes phone pranks?
     
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    Actually, the Simpsons have grown much more controversial over the years. The first couple seasons almost were boring. You could tell the writers were not trying to push the envelope too hard. This could be good, perhaps it starts out fairly innocently and eventually grows into a nice satirical piece, as the Simpsons has.
     
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    With characters who are Jewish (like Krusty the Clown), Hindu (like Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu) and Christian (like the family's pastor, Rev. Lovejoy), Al Jean — "The Simpsons" executive producer — says those changes mean they aren't "The Simpsons" anymore.

    I'm confused. Does this sentence mean they are pulling these characters out of the show and if so why? How s it offensive to Arabs to have people of other religions on the show, it isn't like they are putting one religion over another??
     
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    It's offensive because to Muslims, Islam is the only true religion. Everything else is blasphemy.
     
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    It would seem that muslims are the absolute definition of a closed mind, no wonder why they haven't done anything worthwhile in a thousand years.
     
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    You know, before the Italian Renaissance, Arab nations were the world leaders in mathematical and scientific innovation. Go figure! I guess everybody gets a turn eventually.
     
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    So are they going to put Marge and daughter in Burkas??
     
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    Then they found that Ala guy. He's been great for them hasnt he. :rolleyes:
     

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