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Sacha Baron Cohen Threatened With Lawsuit by Fake Terrorist, Bodily Harm by Real Terrorists

The good news for Sacha Baron Cohen is that someone's still talking about Brüno despite its measly box-office haul. The bad news: They're terrorists and they probably want to kill him. A few weeks back, Ayman Abu Aita, the guy Baron Cohen identifies in the movie as a "real terrorist" and member of the militant al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, announced plans to sue Baron Cohen because, well, he's not really a terrorist or a member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs (oops!). Now, the al-Aqsa Martyrs, known to be responsible for suicide bombings in the West Bank, are upset about Brüno's assertion that "[their] King Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard or homeless Santa." In a statement to World Net Daily, they say: "We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man." Presumably this does not mean they'll be attacking him from behind with a pair of phalluses.

Sacha Baron Cohen threatened by Palestinian terrorists over Bruno film [Telegraph UK]
Palestinian not amused over Bruno 'terrorist' cameo [AFP]

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