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Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno Gets Terrorist Threat

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    Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno is in some hot water.

    Bruno better watch his back.

    Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has beefed up his security thanks to a veiled threat from an organization upset about its portrayal in his new flick "Bruno," the New York Post reported.

    The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militant group of Palestinians located on the West Bank, issued a statement to a Jerusalem reporter saying the group was livid about being featured in the film, which features Baron Cohen as a homosexual Austrian fashionista.

    The Martyrs' Brigades are part of a scene in which Bruno attempts to get himself kidnapped by the group, as he makes reference to "King Osama" while addressing the organization's leader, Ayman Abu Aita.

    ""We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man," the statement said. "The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades."

    "According to what we checked, there was no meeting about the real context of the film," it said. "This was a dirty use of our brother, Ayman, and we don't accept that the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades is part of the film."

    Baron Cohen took the veiled threat seriously, the Post reported, bumping up security for himself and his family after the statement was issued.

    Abu Aita said he is seeking legal action against Baron Cohen and Universal Studios for airing the interview, which he claims wasn't cleared with him before being shown on-screen.