10/30/2014 06:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Iraqi TV Comics Make Fun Of Islamic State At Huge Risk

David Zucchino / Los Angeles Times
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"State of Superstition," a hit comedy on state-run Al Iraqiya TV, turns a deadly serious subject — the reign of terror imposed by the extremist group Islamic State in parts of Iraq and Syria — into fodder for spoof and satire. The show takes enormous risks in the name of satire in a country where Islamic State has tortured and killed Iraqis and set off car bombs that have killed hundreds of people.

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