CBS News reports:
A Florida man called police to report a comedian of Middle Eastern descent who he believed had told a joke that showed support for terrorism. Standup comic Ahmed Ahmed, who is of Egyptian descent, poked fun at negative stereotypes of Muslims during a set at Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples, Florida, on Saturday night.
“Clap if you’re from the Middle East,” Ahmed said, according to a clip posted on the club’s Facebook page. After a smattering of cheers, Ahmed slyly responded: “All right. We got a handful of us in in here, nice. But, hey, it only takes one of us … to tell a joke.”
On the 911 call, Florida Man claimed Ahmed was recruiting for a terrorist cell. For real.
#Floridaman calls 9-1-1 after comedian Ahmed Ahmed pokes fun at Middle Eastern stereotypes during standup routine in Naples and the guy gets offended.#Listen to call the here: https://t.co/4a86b2YHh1@ahmedcomedy @OTHComedyClub @CollierSheriff
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 16, 2019