Sep 29 2008
“SILENCE, I KEEEEL YOU!” Jeff Dunham’s hilarious “dummy,” Ahmed the dead terrorist, has a fatwa on his head.
Last month it was Mickey Mouse who got a fatwa from the religious nutters who occupy the worlds largest lunatic asylum, Saudi Arabia. Now “Ahmed the dead terrorist” joins the list of endangered species:
Free Speech Death Watch Update: “Comedian Defends ‘Ahmed the Dead Terrorist’ Puppet Routine Against South African Ban,” by Joshua Rhett Miller for FoxNews, October 2.
It’s no laughing matter. Funnyman ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is fuming after a ringtone advertisement based on his popular comedy skit, “Ahmed the Dead Terrorist,” was scrubbed from South African TV because it mocks Islam.
The ringtone was taken from a puppet routine performed by Dunham, a native Texan, in a TV special on Comedy Central. A 10-minute clip of the comedian’s routine that was posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 66 million times since April.
But the government of South Africa doesn’t think it’s funny. According to iafrica.com, South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that a GloMobile ringtone commercial featuring Dunham and his puppet was offensive to Muslims.
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