Someone call Bill Kristol and tell him this isn’t Democracy, it’s fascism:
AL ARABIYA – Egypt’s state prosecutor ordered on Tuesday an investigation into a claim that popular satirical show host Bassem Youssef insulted President Mohamed Mursi, a judicial source said.
On his show Al-Barnameg (The Program), Youssef, dubbed the Egyptian Jon Stewart, had poked fun at the ruling Islamists and Mursi’s temporary adoption of extensive powers in November and December.
He may be summoned for questioning after the case was transferred to a Cairo prosecutor for investigation, the source said.
“I don’t criticize, I satirize. I make fun, which is even more shocking. Whoever is in authority will have to deal with our program,” Youssef told Al Arabiya last month.
In a country where the lines are blurred between politics and religion, Youssef says he gets a lot of heat from Islamists whom he considers Egypt’s right wingers.
“Our right wing here in Egypt is different from the U.S. because people here are more emotional about religion, they can’t differentiate between politics and religion. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis are the right wing, I don’t deal with them as religious groups but as political groups,” he said.
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