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LISTEN: Florida man calls cops on Middle Eastern stand-up comedian after joke makes him ‘uncomfortable’

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A man in Florida called 911 to report a stand-up comedian who made a joke about terrorism, according to local news outlet NBC 2.

The man, who has not been identified, was at the Off The Hook comedy club in Naples this month when he said Ahmed Ahmed asked how many audience members were from the Middle East.

“As the people raised their hands, they said I’m from Iraq, I’m from Iran,” the caller said to a 911 dispatcher. “He said that’s great we should organize our own terrorist organization. I don’t think that’s right. That really bothered me.”

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He later told the dispatcher: “I just thought it was terrible. My wife and I looked at each other and felt very uncomfortable.”

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Ahmed posted a video to Facebook showing that two officers were sent to the club.

“You can’t write this sh*t… This is new material,” the comedian joked to the officers. “I’m not insulted, I’m a little embarrassed – and I’m also, maybe, afraid for my life.”

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“Don’t change your set, don’t change your jokes,” an officer assured him.

The comedian is baffled that someone resorted to calling the police.

“He should, you know, maybe get a passport, travel a little bit, maybe not be so subject to what he’s being brainwashed,” Ahmed told Wink News. “I feel bad for him that he’s kind of closed minded.”

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President Donald Trump on Friday uncorked a strange and nonsensical rant about the virtues of so-called "clean coal" during an Oval Office conversation with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

When asked about the importance of Australia's mineral industry, the president praised the country for doing so much to extract resources in what he described in an environmentally friendly way.

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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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