Day: March 10, 2015

Laughing in the face of danger: the state of satire in the Muslim world

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef gets some last-minute makeup done before appearing on his TV show as an ultra-conservative politician. Photograph: David Degner/David Degner/Getty Images http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/jan/12/laughing-in-face-of-danger-satire-in-muslim-world It’s a sweeping generalisation, of course, but Arabs and Muslims really don’t have much to laugh about these days: mayhem and death, war and repression, […]