Comedian Defends 'Achmed the Dead Terrorist' Puppet Routine Against South African Ban
Funnyman ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is fuming after a ringtone advertisement based on his popular comedy skit, "Achmed 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.
Achmed the Dead Linkage
The Fox story links to the iafrica.com story as well.
Just thought I'd throw this out there. I think Achmed is hilarious, and no more offensive to Muslims then Walter is to senior citizens.
Good parting shot.
Originally Posted by Jeff Dunham