The terrorist group al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades has issued a statement that includes a veiled threat against Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Martyrs’ Brigades are upset over being featured in Baron Cohen’s film, “Bruno.”
“We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man,” the group said in a statement to WorldNet reporter Aaron Klein. “The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.”
The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is a coalition of secular Palestinian nationalist militias in the West Bank. The group’s name refers to the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Baron Cohen is taking the threat seriously and has stepped up security for himself and his family.
In the film, “Bruno” meets with Ayman Abu Aita — the leader of the Martyrs’ Brigades, and tries to get himself kidnapped.
“This was a dirty use of our brother, Ayman, and we don’t accept that the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is part of the film.”
Ayman Abu Aita is also preparing legal action against the Bruno star and Universal Studios. “This joke is very dangerous. We are not in the United States, we are not in Europe, we are in the Middle East and the world operates differently here,” he said.