The Saudi and Arab community on Twitter has gone crazy over prominent Saudi comedian actor Nasser al Qasabi's satirical TV series "Selfie," but in particular over the episode in which he mocks ISIS, according to Al Quds Al Arabi.
Viewers of the show, which Nasser dubbed as a "social comedy with a message," were in two minds about the way he portrayed the terrorist group and made fun of their head-chopping antics, sex jihad, employing jihadists, amongst other things.
Since the episode aired on the second day of Ramadan, the Arabic hashtag "سيلفي #" (#selfie) has been trending throughout the Middle East.
The episode revolves around a father, played by Nasser, who travels to Syria in search of his son, who joined ISIS. When he arrives in the troubled country, he finds himself involved with the jihadist group, as well.
While many praised the funny man for his witty way of addressing the ISIS crisis - and mocking religious scholars in the first episode, others were much less impressed and bombarded him with cursing, and even death threats from ISIS, along with being branded an apostate by a Saudi Imam - who has since apologised for his statement, reported Al Araby news.
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