Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Satirist in Egypt, Bassem Youssef Does It Again

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                            

Bassem Youssef is not only a cardiothoracic surgeon in Egypt in his spare time, but also  a satirist and is doing a takeoff of our American Jon Stewart and his program, The Daily Show. Bassem is the host of a news program.     He has already been in hot water with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood government by their charges of insulting Egypt  and President Morsi which led to his lockup for a week.

He turned around and created a song which makes fun of the Muslim Brotherhood for selling out to Qatar, the oil-rich Gulf state that is giving money to Egypt.  Before he can be prosecuted for this one, he has just received word that he is being prosecuted by Egyptians  for insulting Pakistan and spreading atheism.

As he is going, it might just take his doctor's salary to pay for the times he is being prosecuted as a TV host.  Evidently Egypt is having a hard time accepting such humor.

Resource: http://www.timesofisrael.com/egyptian-satirist-leads-choir-in-ode-to-qatar/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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