Egyptian Comedian Likens Muslim Brotherhood to the Nazis

Patrick Burke | April 15, 2013 | 12:03pm EDT
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Bassam Yousuf, Egyptian comedian and host of the television program "El-Bernameg" (The Show). (AP)

( -- On his TV show “El-Bernameg” (The Show), Egyptian comedian and satirist Bassem Yousuf did a segment in which he compared the Muslim Brotherhood to the Nazis.

“I hereby declare my total support of all that is Muslim Brotherhood. After all, they are our masters now. Where else can you find such a superior race, purer than rainwater,” Yousuf said in a satirical tone Apr. 12 on Egypt’s CBC-TV.

In the middle of the monologue, the Nazi swastika began to peer out of the Muslim Brotherhood logo located on the right of the screen.

“It is a superior race, which declares that nobody else belongs to Islam. It is an Aryan race, a superior race. A race that deserves to rule us, to mount us and to dangle its feet over our backs,” Yousuf said.

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Towards the end of the monologue, Yousuf put on a Hitler looking mustache while doing a Nazi salute and said, “Heil Muslim Brotherhood!”

“Do not resist. Are you crazy? Stand still, do not cross the line. They are your masters. (Puts on Hitler mustache) Heil Muslim Brotherhood!” he said.

Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt. (AP)

Bassem Yousuf hosts a weekly television program during which he often criticizes the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Last month, Yousuf was issued an arrest warrant and questioned on the grounds that he insulted Islam and the Egyptian President.

Yousuf was eventually released on bail and a Cairo court recently dismissed the case against him.

According to an interview published on Monday with Al-Arabiya, Yousuf will be taking a 2-3 week hiatus from the show, giving his team a chance “to get a break.”

“We've been working for nine months now... it is a chance for us to get a break ... and I will be traveling to America for a reason that I will announce in the next episode,” he said.

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