Egypt: Belly dancer takes on Muslim Brotherhood

El Masry mocks Qatari royalty
Image caption El Masry mocks Qatari royalty

Egyptian belly dancer Sama El Masry is to star in a TV programme aimed at satirising the Muslim Brotherhood, it's reported.

The programme will feature on a new TV channel - currently running test broadcasts - and shows El Masry praising the army and making fun of the Brotherhood. She also mocks the Qatari royal family, who she accuses of backing the regime ousted in a military coup last summer.

El Masry told Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that it will expose the group's alleged "terrorist practices" - and adds to a wider government campaign against the movement.

The new channel is named El Feloul which means "remnants" - a phrase more generally to used to refer to supporters of former President Hosni Mubarak - but it says the term is used here in reference to the Brotherhood.

Image caption The niqab - traditionally associated with the Brotherhood - is also mocked

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