Monday, December 22, 2014

Irasqi Reality TV

Combining the worst of 21st century media with 7th century barbarism.  Insanity.


Iraqi reality TV show brings convicted Islamic State militants face-to-face with victims

Vivian Salama, The Associated Press
Published Monday, December 22, 2014 6:23AM EST

BAGHDAD -- Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

"In the Grip of the Law," brings convicted terrorists face-to-face with victims in surreal encounters and celebrates the country's beleaguered security forces. The show, produced by state-run Iraqiyya TV, is among dozens of programs, cartoons and musical public service announcements aimed at shoring up support for the troops after their humiliating defeat last summer at the hands of the Islamic State group, which now controls about a third of the country.

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