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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Baba Ali on Billboards? Yeah on a bunch of them in memphis!

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

I really hope people don't think that I'm on a wanted list or something. Usually when you see "Have you seen these men" on something, you really don't want your pic to be attached to it but in this case, I think its kinda cool :) The organization who is putting this weekend’s event together decided to go all out and put my face and the other two comedians (Asif Ali & Aman Ali) on a bunch of billboards in the city. I really hope we don't get hassled by Memphis police and airport personnel.

During the 1960s, the city was at the center of civil rights issues. I'll be performing with the other two Muslim Funnymentalists this Saturday inshAllah and I just hope that the crowd doesn't confuse Funnymentalist with Fundamentalist. I'm interested in finding out the demographics of the audience for this event. Either way, I think its going to make an interesting blog post.
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At March 09, 2010 8:26 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Wow, that's pretty cool bro - you know you've made it big when your is on a billboard, am I right? ;-) Um, bro I think you forgot to insert the world "put" in front of "face" in that first line there bro so it reads "go all out and PUT my face . . ." Anyways, you probably wrote this in a rush . . yes will make for an interesting post insha'allah! Peace out!

At March 09, 2010 2:54 PM, Anonymous Chatila said...

Salam wa alejkum Baba Ali! Im a reader from Sweden and i just wanted to say MahsaAllah on your work! Jazek Allah Kheir InshaAllah.
Take care

(If you click into my blog there is an google-translate function in the left column)

At March 10, 2010 12:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but why is the website named "laughAtMuslims.com" ?
Does'nt sound right/good ..

At March 10, 2010 3:52 AM, Anonymous lili said...

laught at muslims sound like mock muslims... which is not very funny for muslims, but very funny for kuffar

At March 10, 2010 11:38 AM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

The idea of the billboard was not mine. Actually, I didn't even know until recently that there was even a billboard. Personally, I would choose something different than "Laugh at Muslims" as the URL but that wasn't my call. I wasn't involved regarding the marketing, advertising, or any ideas related to the billboard.

I'm guessing their strategy was to start controversy with the hopes of getting non-Muslims to the event. We'll see if it backfires on them or not. Allah Alim

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