In response to the publishing of the Danish cartoons with caricatures of Mohammed Fred Flintstone has been captured and is now being held hostage. A new group connected with Al Qua ida the Al-Asa Cartoon Brigade claimed credit and said that they will behead Mr. Flintstone if their demands are not met. "Cartoons are serious business and if you insult us with one we will capture and execute prominent cartoon figures until this blasphemy against Islam ends. He who laughs first, laughs last. We will lop off that gigantic head of his unless all governments and media outlets suppress these cartoons."
The video released on Al Jazerra shows two terrorists holding Mr. Flintstone hostage at gunpoint yelling Yabba Dabba Doo.
The Al-Aqsa Cartoon Brigade also claims to have Mr. Flintstones life-long friend Barney Rubble who is shown holding a copy of today’s newspaper.
Wilma Flintstone and Betty Rubble could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman for the two families asks for prayers and the hope that this is just another one of the misadventures that will turn alright in the end.