Category: Qatar

Kurds make fun of ISIS in this parody video

Kurdish comedians make fun of ISIS terrorists and their abnormal affection for goats in a popular TV video. Made available with English subtitles by MEMRI, the video, aired on Kurdish television in October, is a four-minute musical skit of bearded men in front of an ISIS flag, playing air guitar with an AK-47 and singing about all the worthlessness and...

CNN discusses US propaganda effort against ISIS

Today, Ashleigh Banfield of CNN ran a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. Ashleigh seemed very skeptical – and rightly so – about the effort, and CNN invited me over for an...

‘Sheiks playing on their Playstations’ – Fearful Qatar sentences critic to life in prison

A Qatari opposition figure who derided the family dictatorship as a bunch of “sheiks playing on their Playstations” has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for “insulting” the emir. The case shows the Wahhabi regime’s vulnerability to ridicule. Qatar can dish it out to the rest of us with its Al Jazeera TV, but it...

Muslim Brotherhood influence operations – The missing Wikipedia page

Someone pulled down a thoughtful Wikipedia page, “Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations,” early in 2012. Having rediscovered a copy of the vandalized page, I post it here for the permanent record. What follows is taken verbatim from that Wikipedia page: Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operations From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search According to Peter Probst, a global terrorism expert...