Satirical TV Show in Iraq Overcoming Terror with Comedy

The state-run television station in Iraq, al-Iraqiya, has produced a fairly big budget satirical sketch comedy show making fun of the Islamic State. Having lost a great deal of ground to the Islamic State militarily, Iraq is apparently fighting back with comedy. To mixed results: The show demonstrates the extraordinary ability of people in this war-scarred nation to challenge violence with humor. But making light of the group notorious for beheadings and massacres brings serious risks. Some of Read more […]