Dean Obeidallah: "Sacha Cohen's movie is a modern-day minstrel show"
Comedian and former attorney Dean Obeidallah
, co-director of the previously-Boinged documentary project
, "The Muslims Are Coming!," is not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie
, "The Dictator."
Regarding Cohen as "Gen. Shabazz Aladeen," the leader of a fictitious Arab country, Obeidallah writes: "Cohen, who is not of Arab heritage, plays this Arab character while sporting a long fake beard and speaking in a strong Arabic accent, which would be fine, except the character is showcasing the worst stereotypes of Arabs." (CNN.com)