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Egyptian authorities probe Muppet-style ad for terror links
Egyptian authorities probe Muppet-style ad for terror links

CAIRO -- Officials of an Egyptian telecommunications provider have been summoned by state prosecutors for questioning in connection with allegations that Muppet-like characters in one of the company's advertisements made coded references to acts of terrorism. Vodafone Egypt, in a statement relayed to the Associated Press on Wednesday, confirmed the prosecutors’ summons, and called the accusations “irrational.” Though widely mocked on social media, the authorities’ move was a reminder of the widening scope of the official crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood, which last month was designated a terror organization. It also underscored the appeal of even...

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