Meet the Muslim Jon Stewart

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Bassem Youssef is a star in his native Egypt, where he made web videos making fun of now-deposed President Hosni Mubarak's government and eventually landed a job hosting a satirical TV show called "El Bernameg" ("The Program").But "The Jon Stewart of Egypt" isn't having an easy time now that Mubarak is out of power. "I’m frustrated," Youssef said in an interview after a popular Egyptian blogger/activist/critic was held by the police. "The regime hasn’t changed. Everything is the same. People … [Read more...]


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