Remember when the Republicans burned car tires and blocked roads over Saturday Night Live‘s devastating takes on Nixon and Ford? Remember when Don Rickles was beheaded by an angry Las Vegas mob? “Shiite Muslims block roads over comedy,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Hundreds of Shiite Muslims enraged by a TV comedy that mocked the leader of Hezbollah took to the streets of southern Beirut on Thursday night, burning car tires and blocking roads – including the highway to Lebanon’s international airport, police and witneses said.
The trouble began shortly after a TV show on Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. – a privately-owned Christian channel – in which an actor spoofed Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, wearing the Hezbollah leader’s trademark black turban and sported a similar beard and spectacles.