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  1. #1 Comedian Defends 'Achmed the Dead Terrorist' Puppet Routine Against South African Ban 
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    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.
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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Dunham
    "If it would help things," he added, "I'm considering renaming Achmed, 'Bill.'"
    Good parting shot.
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    His dog's name is Bill. Considering Muslims' attitudes towards dogs, I have to wonder if it was meant to be a more scalding parting shot than it first appears.
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    Good to see Jeff's a man of principle; I've been laughing at his work since I saw his standup on TV years ago and this ban is more idiot junk from the PC police.

    Side note: Do they even have cell phones in Africa? All my tax dollars going to foreign aid...if they're using it to buy Sidekicks I'm going to be so pi$sed.:mad:
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    Laughing at (not with) these murderous Bastards is the start of a healthy recovery for the US and world. These humorless thugs deserve the Hell we're sending them to and I feel much better knowing our citizens are laughing at them rathering than cowering in fear.
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    I just wish hed left that act alone and not gone PC

    Originally when he asks what happened Achmed answers You Guys! as in our .mil action against terrorists

    Now its New Guy who decided to test his training etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by NonConformist View Post
    I just wish hed left that act alone and not gone PC

    Originally when he asks what happened Achmed answers You Guys! as in our .mil action against terrorists

    Now its New Guy who decided to test his training etc

    :mad:
    Well, in the hilarious Christmas routine they did, Achmed does say that U.S. troops killed him. Or, rather, he sings it! See, Achmed sings to Jeff his favorite Christmas carol, "Jingle Bombs," which is apparently all about how he died. As the song goes, he was planning a suicide bombing, and was driving on his way to the site to do it, but got discovered at one of the checkpoints, and the U.S. soldiers wasted him.
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    The video shouldn't be banned per se, but anything with fart jokes immeadiatly goes in the trash can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
    Side note: Do they even have cell phones in Africa?
    Absolutely. The infrastructure for landlines was prohibitive in many places, and cellular connectivity is much easier and cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Absolutely. The infrastructure for landlines was prohibitive in many places, and cellular connectivity is much easier and cheaper.
    I figured that, I was trying to make a funny. :p
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