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Posted at 1:39 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Moammar Gaddafi Auto-Tuned speech finds fans in Arab world

By Melissa Bell

Auto-Tune may have come close to saving the Oscars, and now it's working on the peace process between Israel and the Arab world.

A YouTube video mocking Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi became a viral hit over the weekend, much to the glee of Arab protesters. But before long, the origin of its creator, Noy Alooshe, was tracked down. He's Israeli. The New York Times reports that though there was some backlash, most people enjoy the Gaddafi-as-trance-singer so much, they're willing to look past the religious leanings of Alooshe:

As one surfer wrote in an Arabic talkback early Sunday, "What's the problem if he's an Israeli? The video is still funny." He signed off with the internationally recognized "Hahaha."

Follow live updates from the Middle East here.

(Thanks, Arun!)

By Melissa Bell  | February 28, 2011; 1:39 PM ET
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Another video on the same subject, but this time a duet, can be found at

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