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"Arabian Street Artists" Bomb Homeland: Why We Hacked an Award-Winning Series

Note: This statement was co-written with Don Karl And Heba Amin. You may have read about it somewhere. You can find a version of this with all the pictures on Hebas Blog. An Arabic translation of this statement, courtesy of Rana Jarbou, can be found here

What’s wrong with Homeland's political message? The very first season of “Homeland” explained to the American public that Al Qaida is actually an Iranian venture. According to the storyline, they are not only closely tied to Hezbollah, but Al Qaida even sought revenge against the US on behalf of Iran. This dangerous phantasm has become mainstream ‘knowledge’ in the US and has been repeated as fact by many mass media outlets. Five seasons later, the plot has come a long way, but the thinly veiled propaganda is no less blatant. Now the target is freedom of information and privacy neatly packaged as the threat posed by Whistleblowers, the Islamic State and the rest of Shia Islam. 
In the summer of 2015, the American television serial…