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The Afghan 'Borat' Turns Out To Be A Vegetarian Surfer From Florida

But you may also find Amanullah Mojadidi doing performance art pieces in Kabul.

Amanullah Mojadidi in front of his "Jihadi Gangster" character
Amanullah Mojadidi in front of his "Jihadi Gangster" character
Dietrich Alexander

Amanullah "Aman" Mojadidi isn’t offended at being called the "Borat" of the Afghan art scene. Like Borat – the character invented by British actor Sacha Baron Cohen – he loves provocation.

Also like Borat, whose movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan awakened the ire of a humorless Kazakh government; Mojadidi loves to anger autocrats, self-elected leaders and brutal oppressors.

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