Neighbors || Egyptian political satirist becomes cultural hero
Bassem Youssef: 'We are not living now in a Marxist age, or even a fascist age. This is an age of witch-burning.'
The time: March 2011, two months after the Egyptian revolution. The event: a widely attended Muslim Brotherhood-sponsored conference entitled “Don’t Just Hear About Us, Hear From Us.” One of the speakers was Safwat Hegazi, who discussed the desirable traits that Egypt’s next president should have. “Let us not elect a president who is too smart,” he said.
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