If there is one positive aspect to emerge from this whole "South Park"/censorship kerkuffle, it is that there is still some modicum of respect and decency reserved for traditional old-school values. In a society where mocking and ridiculing traditional religious values is so commonplace as to be merely drive-by in nature, where any sort of blow-back or defensive reaction by the aggrieved barely has time to gain traction before the next sacred cow is being scandalized.
Thank god Matt Stone and Trey Parker have led the way in restoring some sense of civility to the pop-culture airwaves. That they have shown the proper amount of deference and respect is admirable as you don't get much more old-school and traditional than Muslim extremism.
It's a rare occurrence these days where this culture's cutting edge satirists, comedians and polemics display restraint, nay, refuse to make mention nor depiction of a hallowed leader of a strain of a religion that stones homosexuals, murders "infidels", mutilates genitals and beats and/or ostracizes female victims of rape. Surely, stonings, murders, beatings and honor rapes are all family values we can get behind.
A big shout-out to Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park". They were there when we needed them most!