Skip to comments.Egyptian Gov't Arrests the "Egyptian Jon Stewart"
Posted on 04/04/2013 2:37:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Muslim Brotherhood-led Egyptian government has arrested six of its most prominent opponents, including popular comedian Bassem Youssef that is known as the Egyptian counterpart of Jon Stewart. The political persecution follows the formation of Islamist militias, new actions to control the media and President Morsis threat to prosecute opposition leaders.
Youssefs popularity in Egypt is immense, making him one of the most influential media figures in the country. His mockery of political figures, especially President Morsi and Islamists, has struck a chord. About 250,000 people try to get tickets every single week to the filming of his show.
The Egyptian government arrested him for allegedly insulting the President and Islam, slander and incitement of the public. This was in response to a lawsuit against Youssef by 12 Islamists. He was released on bail after paying about $2,000 and was interrogated for five hours. When he was at the Prosecutors Office, he defiantly wore a hat he had previously used to make fun of President Morsi.
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Well, this man copied Stewart’s show. If you see the clips, it looks exactly like Stewart’s show. He’s a very brave man - a former heart surgeon turned comedian! He doesn’t look all that young but he is one brave soul. I pray for him!
And, I will say, Stewart has stuck up for him, much to the State Department’s horror.
Maybe Stewart will realize what a great country he lives in.
State Department is horrified by anything smacking of common sense and decency. They were horrified by Reagan’s speech telling Gorby to tear down the Berlin Wall, and begged him to leave it out. Good for Stewart that he at least spoke up.
I’m sure Bammy and his Democrat minions would love to do the same thing.
...popular comedian Bassem Youssef... His mockery of political figures, especially President Morsi and Islamists, has struck a chord... The Egyptian government arrested him for allegedly insulting the President and Islam, slander and incitement of the public. This was in response to a lawsuit against Youssef by 12 Islamists. He was released on bail after paying about $2,000 and was interrogated for five hours.I'd love to see us swap Jon Stewart for that guy, no backsies.
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