Has Sascha Baron Cohen finally barked up the wrong tree? After interviewing members of alleged terrorist group Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades for his latest movie Bruno, the supposed terrorists are threatening to sue… and maybe more.
That’s right, they’re threatening a lawsuit against Baron Cohen. Doesn’t sound all that terrorist-like now does it? Still, they also issued a statement that could possibly be construed as a threat against Sascha’s life:
“We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man (Cohen)” said the statement.
“This movie was part of a conspiracy against the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,” continued the statement, released through a senior member of the group in the West Bank.
“According to what we checked there was no meeting about the real context of the film. This was a dirty use of our brother, Aiman, and we don’t accept that the name of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is part of the film.”
For the most part, and I think its fairly safe to generalize here, I think Islamic terrorists are generally not down with movies about fictitious gay fashion designers from Austria — especially when they’re filled with depictions of full frontal male nudity and homosexual fetish sex.
I don’t really know anything about this particular group, so I don’t know how serious this threat is. Still, do you think Sascha has put his and his family’s lives in danger?
It’s just never a good idea to make enemies with a suspected terrorist organization. Never. Especially when you have an almost 2 year-old daughter (Olive) and a hot fiancee (Isla Fisher).