With South Parkers scrambling to adopt new causes de jour at a Sneetch-like pace, a newscaster deadpans: “It has become the biggest concern for most people: the farmers of Belarus and their plight against their government. And now one person is taking it upon himself to end the crisis. His name: Jesus.”
Cut to Christ being interviewed with a band of farmers, a line of tanks, and a distinctly Eastern European hamlet in the background.
“These are very troubling times and these farmers are literally fighting for their lives,” he says, adding that after talking to the government and farmers, “I think we have everything just about worked out.”
At that point the tanks open fire on the unarmed protesters, then rumble over them and out of the frame, leaving a flummoxed Jesus.
Yet RFE/RL previously published articles about the online video, “Innocence of Muslims,” some of which used negative verbiage describing the video, and none which offered sympathies or praise.
There is no word of Christians assaulting anyone, rioting, or even protesting over this crude American cartoon. Furthermore, no public figures, defense officials, or civilian officials have yet condemned it or called for it to be banned, or its makers prosecuted.