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Weekend Reading: Comedy and the Islamic State, Protest and Failure in Egypt, and Insulting Erdogan

A view shows actors during the filming of the set of the television series, whose title is loosely translated as "State of Myths" in Baghdad (Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of April 22, 2016.

April 22, 2016

A view shows actors during the filming of the set of the television series, whose title is loosely translated as "State of Myths" in Baghdad (Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters).
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Nathaniel Greenberg examines the use of comedy in Iraq to counter the narrative of the self-declared Islamic State.

One blogger expounds on the weaknesses and pitfalls of the Egyptian protest movement.

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Iraq

Islamic State

Egypt

Turkey

Erik Tillman contends that the case of the German comedian charged with insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have vastly different implications in Germany and Turkey.

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Iraq

Islamic State

Egypt

Turkey

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