This post should have been written right after the end of Bassem Youssef’s season three premiere but thanks to an awful migraine I had , it was postponed.
First here is the full episode. The first part was about June 30 and whether it is a revolution or coup then the second part was about the crazy El Sisi-Mania in media and the third part was a serious message about the show’s policy in the new era.
I think the best part was the third one ,the show’s policy in the new era. Bassem Youssef said it clearly we did not replace the religious fascism with nationalist fascism or in another words military fascism.
The Islamists are angry from Bassem Youssef as usual. Already they used to hate him during Morsi so there is nothing new about it.
The new thing is the reaction of the Pro-military rule/Pro-El Sisi supporters who used to cheer for Bassem . The Pro-Military supporters are extremely angry because the famous satirist dared and spoke about the general !! He did not even mock him directly.
The last two parts made the Pro-Military and Pro-Sisi supporters especially the from the anti-25 Jan revolution haters aka felol go coco online and offline. Suddenly those people remembered how Bassem and his show are not family friendly and that his producer comes from a Muslim brotherhood family .. etc.
As I hinted before Bassem Youssef did not mock even general El Sisi directly and yet the general’s groupies went mad with crazy comments online. “Bassem is jealous from El Sisi , die Bassem we still love him” and so on !! It was just crazy !!
I am afraid those people should know that this is the tax of getting engaged in politics , General El Sisi and the army want to engage in politics then they have to bear the consequences.
Needless to say I am astonished with the comment of the self claimed major general Sameh Seif El Yazal on Facebook.
Seif El Yazal is one hell piece of work without doubt. The former intelligence officer claiming to be a general “he is not”- turned in to national security/Strategic analyst- slammed Bassem Youssef in a very serious Facebook post shared 1,288 times. The strategic analyst said that insulting General El Sisi and the army was in the best interest of the Muslim brotherhood now.
He also added that he knew that the episode had a negative impact on the morale of the Egyptian armed forces yesterday !!
As far as I know El Yazal , the CEO of G4S branch in Egypt is retired intelligence army officer so I do not know how he could survey the Egyptian armed forces in less than 24 hours to know their reaction.
Not to mention what kind of armed forces is this that would be affected by those segments for God sake !? What El Yazal claimed actually in my point of view is more insulting to the armed forces and its men than the episode of Bassem Youssef altogether !!
Already we woke up to find some guy presenting reporting Bassem Youssef to the prosecution office for defaming and insulting minister of defense Abdel Fatah El Sisi.
This man is none other Judge Ahmed El Fadaly, the head of the Muslim youth association. This man is already among the accused in the battle of the camel massacre in 2011.He is known to be another Pro-Mubarak Pro-Military supporter.
I found also this Facebook page made by the military El Sisi fans in Egypt “Not the Egyptian army and its icons you clown !!” and the same old accusations are back “He is a US agent from ElBaradei gang”. Same thing was echoed in the General’s fan page “Ultras El Sisi” that is promising Bassem Youssef with hell for mocking the great revolution of 3 July ,the army and the general.
Now Youssef is being called a clown by both clown the Islamists and El Sisi fans , the clown that scares everybody.Oh yes we moved forward from the religious icons to military icons !!
I expressed my opinion as well my concerns about Youssef’s show before. I believe that this was a balanced start for Bassem Youssef and his show. The real test will be in the upcoming days and from what I see that won’t be easy test.
Again I fear that Bassem Youssef show would turn in to some sort of buffer zone , the revolutionary vent to absorb the people’s anger and refusal to the regime.
Anyhow I will end this post with what Bassem tweeted last night.
ماكنتش حلقة في برنامج يا جدعان.— Dr Bassem Youssef (@DrBassemYoussef) October 25, 2013
Guys it is just an episode in some show !!