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December 5, 2013 Clip No. 4070

Egyptian Author Attributes Involvement In Subversive Anti-Egypt Schemes To Jewish-American Comedian Jon Stewart

Egyptian author Amr Ammar, appearing on a talk show on the Egyptian Tahrir TV channel, intimated that American comedian Jon Stewart – whom he called the "spiritual father" of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousuf – was involved in anti-Egyptian subversive schemes, in line with what Ammar described as a theory developed by Zbigniew Bzezinski.


Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on December 5, 2013:


Interviewer: This book was written by Amr Ammar. It is titled Civilian Occupation: The Secrets of January 25 and the American Marines. It deals with "fourth-generation wars, from the color revolutions to the Arab Spring." This book is about everything that could possibly come to one's mind.


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Amr Ammar: If you recall, at the start of the show, I mentioned a book by Brzezinski, called Between Two Ages. Everything that is happening today reflects what is written there.


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[Brzezinski] said that millions of people can be mobilized by what he called a fad, using the new media, technology, conventional media, and so on, thus giving rise to an attractive and charismatic personality. All those millions of people will be influenced by that personality.


Thirty-three years later, this fad has emerged here in Egypt, in the form of Bassem Youssef. I think he said so himself. He said that he might be just a fad that could that could disappear. He said so himself. With his magnetic personality, he attracts the Egyptian people.


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His spiritual father is Jon Stewart, who is a Jewish-American author, journalist, producer, and media personality. Jon Stewart's ideology is based on Brzezinski's ideas. He is implementing Brzezinski's theory on the American people and media.


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If you recall, when Jon Stewart visited here in Egypt, he was a guest on Bassem Youssef's show. Note what Jon Stewart said as a joke. He said: "I am sorry I am late. I wandered in the desert, but now I've found my homeland." That's what he said word for word – a Jew who wandered in the desert, but, thank God, found his homeland. This man says, in the heart of Egypt and on an Egyptian media outlet, that Egypt belongs to them, that it is his homeland. "


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