Published On: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014
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Bahrain’s and Kuwait’s MB Sponsor ”Joe tube” Channel

BMCSR has learnt that senior members of MB institutions in Kuwait and Bahrain have been funding and sponsoring the ‘Joe Tube’ channel.A close relative of Youssef’s has informed us that he recently began receiving  $9,000 dollars per month form Bahrain and Kuwait MB’s.
It seems that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) recently realized the impact of sarcastic programs on the Egyptian public after the great success achieved by Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian doctor, satirist, and the host of El Bernameg (“The Program”), a satirical news program broadcasted by a private Egyptian television station. The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. Despite all controversy and legal debates it has sparked, El Bernameg has been a major success. It is constantly topping the regional YouTube charts, making Youssef’s YouTube channel one of the most subscribed to in Egypt.
Some people considered the first season of his “program” serving as one of the causes of revolution on June 30th after he took advantage of the content of religious channels to direct the criticism towards the Brotherhood system.
Recently The MB launched their ‘tube-channel’ to criticize the Egyptian presidential candidate ex-Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi. ‘Joe Tube’ which is considered as the Muslim Brotherhood’s version of Bassem Youssef ‘program’ where , following the same method of sarcasm, broadcasting once every day or two.
Despite the nature of the program  ‘Joe Tube’ of the Brotherhood, and its attempts to hinder Bassem’s success, he succeeded in achieving higher rates following-up to the making of ‘Joe Tube’ with some episodes exceeding a million views.
BMCSR has learnt that senior members of MB institutions in Kuwait and Bahrain have been funding and sponsoring the ‘Joe Tube’ channel.
During mid-March senior member of MB from Kuwait and Bahrain have met Youssef of ‘Joe Tube’ in cairo and discussed a new set of strategies. Sources say they set a new agenda supporting Hamdeen Sabahi, Egyptian presidential candidate, currently the leader of the Egyptian Popular Current and a co-leader of the National Salvation Front, to win the elections. While also agreeing on criticising Saudi Arabia’s and UAE’s involvement in the region.
A close relative of Youssef’s has informed us that he recently began receiving  $9,000 dollars per month form Bahrain and Kuwait MB’s.

In relation to online videos , The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism.

Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos. The web giant has previously been criticised by politicians in Britain and the United States for hosting extremist propaganda on YouTube, its video sharing website, including as the sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda cleric, who killed by a US drone strike last year.

Awlaki’s online sermons inspired Roshonara Choudhry, 21, to become the first al-Qaeda fanatic to attempt a political assassination in the UK when she stabbed MP Stephen Timms at his constituency surgery in May.

Even after Choudhry was convicted by a jury at the Old Bailey, more than 5,000 postings featuring Awlaki’s videos remained live on YouTube. In one sermon, titled 44 Ways to Support Jihad, he tells followers: “Jihad today is obligatory on every capable Muslim.

In April the site Google backed a project to link up former terrorists and former violent radicals online, in an effort to combat extremism worldwide.

It is planned that more than a thousand reformed Islamic, far-right, far-left and other extremists will collaborate on counter-radicalisation via the new network, “Against Violent Extremism”.

Victims of terrorism will also participate, including Jo Berry, the daughter of the Conservative MP Anthony Berry, who was killed in the IRA Brighton bombing in 1984.

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