Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Hot for Bruno

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Bruno star Sacha Baron Cohen has been threatened by members of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (an armed wing of Fatah) because of a member's portrayal in the movie.
The group denounced Cohen's "dirty use" of Aita, claiming that he was misled as to the "real context of the film." Bruno is seen remarking to Aita: "I want to be famous. I want the best guys in the business to kidnap me. Al-Qaida is so 2001."

Aita was reportedly furious with his portrayal in the film. "We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man," Aita said in a statement published by World Net Daily.
Supposedly this guy Ayman Abu Aita is going to file a lawsuit against Cohen. Really? A lawsuit?

These guys shoot people in the street for lesser humiliations than that. Cohen has "tightened his security following the group's statement."

Good luck with that.

I couldn't find a clip of the actual scene in the movie, but above is a video of Sacha Baron Cohen telling Letterman about the "interview."

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