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Prosecution to Investigate Complaints against ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’

Youssef found out his show was suspended at the same time his viewers did.
Bassem Youssef with his guest and idol Jon Stewart in Cairo last June. Watch the 20 min. video.

Bassem Youssef with his guest and idol Jon Stewart in Cairo last June. Watch the 20 min. video.

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered on Tuesday that 30 complaints filed against Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, aka “the Egyptian Jon Stewart,” be referred to the general attorney for Cairo appeals prosecution for further investigation, Al Ahram reported.

The complaints include accusations that Youssef offended Egypt’s army chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi.

The weekly show, which airs on Fridays, was suspended on November 1, minutes before the second episode was due to air on host channel CBC. The channel claimed that Youssef and his producer had “violated what had been agreed upon” with the channel, as well as CBC’s “editorial policies.”

Those policies are probably very clear on not offending Egypt’s army chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi…

The show’s staff immediately issued a statement denying that they had violated the contract, adding that Youssef had not been notified of the ban in advance, and found out his show was suspended at the same time his viewers did.

Upping the ante on Tuesday, Youssef published an article entitled “Treason on Tango” in the Egyptian daily Al-Shorouk, giving examples of artists and intellectuals who had been falsely accused by authoritarian regimes of “treason” for “refusing to follow the herd.”

Youssef accused religious, military and fascist states of using nationalism as an excuse to frame dissenters.

“Whether you’re a Muslim scholar, a Hollywood writer, or a composer of the most beautiful Tango melodies, history will maybe remember you for your work and creativity, but most probably you’ll live as an outcast, hated and accused of treason, spying or blasphemy,” Youssef wrote.

This might be a good point in history to start a countdown to the day when we no longer hear news from Egypt about this gifted satirist.

Here’s the video of Jon Stewart being interviewed by Bassem Youssef in Cairo last June. It’s interesting to to note that the Egyptian satirist had poked a great deal more fun at deposed president Morsi than he did the current rulers. Do military dictators come with thinner skins?


About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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3 Responses to “Prosecution to Investigate Complaints against ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’”

  1. Jon Stewart is a trouble making punk

  2. Robin Rosenblatt says:

    The truth is Islam is Evil, what part of “EVIL” do people not understand? It enslaves the mind, body and soul of a person. It must be destroyed.

  3. don't offend the "sensitive savages"!

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