Death Threats for Saudi Satire Star Who Fights Islamic State With Laughs

A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter. "Selfie", a sketch comedy show which debuted last week on Saudi-owned pan-Arab satellite channel MBC, has won praise from influential voices in the Middle East for daring to mock the hardline militant group. In one scene, a group of buffoonish holy warriors at a "girl market" picks concubines from a line of chained women abducted from the battlefield.

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