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what the District's think tank crowd is reading about the MENA

Great (Arabic) video produced by “moderate” Salafi movement Salafyo Costa, acquired courtesy of Ursula Lindsey @ The Arabist:

"Where’s my store?" tells the story of a "shop" that for many years was expropriated from its rightful owners by "a bad man and his sons." It’s in Arabic, but even non-Arabic speakers should be able to appreciate the pretty hilarious opening scenes, in which various individuals representing different Egyptian groups — Christians, Salafists, liberals, upper-class — converging on the newly "liberated" store, all with ownership deed in hand. Of course, I couldn’t help noticing that no women are shown claiming their stake. 

Proof that Salafis can be funny when they try.

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