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LIGNET: Why Cairo's Military Rulers Silenced the Jon Stewart of Egypt

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A supporter of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi holds a poster with a photo of Bassem Youssef that reads, "Not Egypt, you are degrading to the media, fifth column," during a protest in Cairo on Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Four months after it overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian military did something Morsi was tempted to do but never dared: shut down the popular satirical television show by Bassem Youssef — considered the Jon Stewart of Egypt. Popular support for the decision to pull the plug on Youssef is a reflection of the people’s support of the military regime and what appears to be a belief by many Egyptians that a return to autocratic rule is needed to restore order and rebuild the country’s economy.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.

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Four months after it overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian military did something Morsi was tempted to do but never dared: shut down the popular satirical television show by Bassem Youssef - considered the Jon Stewart of Egypt.
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