Sacha Baron Cohen makes a living out of outlandish characters like Borat and Brüno who put people in uncomfortable situations, but this time around he seems to have upset the wrong people — members of an organization called Al Aqsa Martyers Brigades — by calling one of their former members a “terrorist leader.”
Sacha interviewed Ayman Abu Aita in Brüno and called him a “terrorist leader” of the organization Ayman claims he left years ago. The group has released a statement to World Net Daily, saying Ayman was tricked into appearing in the film.
“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 [sic], and we don’t accept that the name of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is part of the movie … We reserve the right to respond in a way we find suitable against this man [Baron Cohen].”