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World Puppet - Widowed Egyptian Mother of 2 - Investigated as a Terrorist (BBC video)

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    #BBCtrending: The Egyptian puppet accused of being a terrorist

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25681178

    Is she sending encoded messages?


    A puppet is being investigated by authorities in Egypt over claims that it is behind a terror plot.

    Puppet Abla Fahita, a widowed mother of two and YouTube star, appeared in an internet ad for the mobile phone operator Vodafone.

    Authorities are investigating claims that the ad had encoded messages about a bomb attack, as the Egyptian government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The fate of Abla Fahita has caused waves on social media inspiring a number of hashtags like #FreeAbla.

    Mukul Devichand of #BBCtrending secured the first English language interview with Abla Fahita herself.

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    To give some perspective to this story. Egypt is not the first nation to demonstrate a certain mood of suspicion over a puppet.

    A current trend in toys in the US is the Furby - which can be hatched from "you-got-it" toy eggs. The video shows us the new Furby.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Uf3QzQrb0yk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    It wasn't always this way. The image for this comment is of the original Furby, adorable, furry, with over-sized ears. And Furby could imitate human speech.

    In 1998, Furby became all the rage and parents couldn't scoop them up fast enough for their children in-need-of-a-Furby. The US government saw fit to ban Furby from purveyers of secrecy and spycraft, government offices like NSA. Ironically this report from 1999 also comes from the BBC.

     

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    Inderjeet ji
    I was hoping that someone would pick up the Rod Serling theme for the Twilight Zone. The archetype of the evil doll - which magically gains the power to will evil of its own accord - is a Twilight Zone specialty. If you or someone else had not done it I was going to have to do it myself. lol

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    p/s What I really want to know: Did Egypt or the US get any leads? And were they good?
     
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    That Twilight Zone episode still gives me the superwillies.

    Dolls are intrinsically creepy. I hated them as a child and don't much like them now. Puppets are creepier. Creepiest are those ventriloquist dummies.

    This takes creepy to a whole new level. I can't decide whether it's really funny or not, but it always has me in stitches. I wonder if he always gets randomly checked at the airport.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHr8pySJiwQ
     
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    A shame, that video doesn't work Down Under. I'll just think about Krusty the Clown evil doll that tries to kill Homer.
     
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    Oh, dear! Try googling on "Akhmed the dead terrorist." You might be able to find something. Politically incorrect, of course.

    :realangrymunda:

    Here is a picture of Akhmed the Dead Terrorist.
     

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    Oh yeah I've seen him before!! Hilarious!
     
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