Palestinian Militants Threaten Bruno

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2009 2:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Palestinian militant group mocked in the movie Bruno has warned ominously that it will "respond in the way we find suitable" against the film's star Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie "was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade," said a statement from the group.

In the movie, "Bruno" arranges to meet an alleged leader of the Martyrs Brigade, and tells the Palestinian he wants the "best in the business" to kidnap him. Bruno adds: "Al Qaeda is so 2001." This "was a dirty use of our brother," said a brigade statement. Cohen has not responded. But he told David Letterman this month that he aimed to film something unique: "a comedian interviewing a terrorist"—and "pray to God" the terrorist doesn't see the movie.