The case of Bassem Youssef, host of the satirical show al-Bernameg, is one battle for Egypt’s civil and military rulers. Suspending the show caused more harm than did Muslim Brotherhood’s protests, which have continued since July following their ouster from governance. The army and the government insist they have nothing to do with suspending the show, which they say is an issue between the concerned television station and the show host, but no one believes this story.
A way out
Youssef’s act of ridiculing the army and the government did not harm the situation as much as suspending the show didAbdulrahman al-Rashed