Ghanem al-Masarir mocks Saudi Arabia on YouTube and fears for his safety


No one has skewered the Saudi royal family as gleefully as Ghanem al-Masarir.   In hundreds of videos posted to YouTube — which have now been viewed more than 300 million times — Mr.

al-Masarir sits at a desk, usually at his home in North London, offers a jovial greeting in Arabic, then launches into a series of embarrassing Saudi-related stories. The tone is sharply satirical, the delivery a bit hammy.   One of his favourite targets is Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, whom he long ago tagged with a nickname,.....

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