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Muslim satirical site founders waive anonymity for Dublin Festival of Politics

The Hummus creators will join activist-singer Peggy Seeger and a host of other speakers at new fest.

IF  YOU LIKE The Onion, chances are you’ll have a taste for The Hummus. A satirical online publication for Muslims in the mould of the popular US Onion, it is now four years old and – until now – had been run by three anonymous 20-somethings living in Silicon Valley.

They will, however, take to the stage for an upcoming politics-themed fest in Dublin when they give “a lively talk on why they laugh in the face of terror”.

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The presentation – on Saturday, 25 November at 6pm in Tailors’ Hall, Dublin 8 – is part of an offbeat and quirky lineup from the inaugural Festival of Politics, running from 22 to 26 November.

Activist and singer Peggy Seeger will also sing and speak at the event, and a panel on a year of Trump will include James Delingpole of the controversial Breitbart News Network, commentator Lise Hand, TheJournal.ie political reporter Christina Finn among others.

The line-up for the four-day event from the Temple Bar Company includes:

  • A discussion with the team behind Untold: The Daniel Morgan Story podcast (dubbed the ‘British Serial’ after the US podcast phenomenon) about UK’s longest-running unsolved crime
  • ‘The State of Dublin’ – a no-holds-barred grilling of Dublin city councillors in a livestreamed debate hosted by TheJournal.ie editor Susan Daly (watch out for our callout for the issues you want raised)
  • A debate on the power of music in politics and culture, All Together Now, featuring Hothouse Flower Liam Ó Maonlaí, Missing Voices founder Annette Bellaoui and Levellers musician and activist Jeremy Cunningham
  • The launch of the extraordinary story of 1980s Dunnes anti-apartheid striker Mary Manning, as told in new book Striking Back
  • A Mock The Week-style panel ‘show’ called Tell It Like It Is, featuring TDs Barry Cowen, Kate O’Connell, Danny Healy Rae and Finian McGrath

For the full list of events and details, see festivalofpolitics.ie

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