|Terry Jones in "Life of Brian" 1979|
Jones has been placed under protective custody in an undisclosed location. He expressed "utter confusion" at accusations of religious hate crimes against Muslims, saying the most excoriating correspondence he receives comes from Christians angry about "Life of Brian," which he directed and starred in.
British officials believe the Egyptian government is gunning for the wrong man.
"Mr. Jones is a famed actor, director and comedian who is also an outspoken political advocate for peace and civil liberties among all cultures," a Parliamentary representative said. "We have assured Egyptian prosecutors that Mr. Jones had absolutely no involvement whatsoever in the atrocious 'Innocence of Muslims,' which he has described as reprehensible and just bad filmmaking."
Excepting Jones' disastrous 1977 production "Jabberwocky," the anti-Islamic movie would seem beneath his artistic standards. Jones was also at a loss to explain why Egyptian prosecutors insisted he was American. Jones is undeniably Welsh.
The remaining members of Monty Python are also being placed under police protection until the misunderstanding can be resolved.
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