Sweden: Comedy Central will not air South Park 'Mohammed episodes'
The broadcaster says they strongly believe in artistic freedom, but that the safety of their employees is their top priority. (SV)
Broadcaster Comedy Central has pledged not to air controversial episodes of US satirical cartoon show South Park depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a bear costume, Aftonbladet reports.
"Comedy Central has decided not to show these two episodes of South Park. It is a decision we have taken very reluctantly," the broadcaster explained in an official statement.
"The safety of our staff is out undisputed top priority, which is why have decided to take these precautionary measures."
The Muhammad joke formed part of a 200th anniversary episode screened in the US on April 14th, prompting threats of retribution from an Islamist group directed towards the notoriously irreverent show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Sources: The Local, Wiki (English)