“We’re actually very proud of God in the Middle East,” cracks Karl Sharro in his new book. “He’s the local guy who went on to acquire international fame.”

It’s such wry observations that have Karl’s followers laughing along with his thoughts on democracy, religion, and the state of the Middle East. In 2016, his viral video The simple one-sentence explanation for what caused Isis garnered 1.6 million views on Facebook alone, and since then his satirical commentary has gained him considerable notoriety. Don’t miss this hilarious talk from Karl himself as he discusses his book, And Then God Created the Middle East and Said ‘Let There Be Breaking News’.

About The Speaker

Karl Sharro

Karl reMarks is a Middle East political and cultural online commentary with frequent forays into satire; it is written by Karl Sharro, whose work has been featured in the BBC and Al-Jazeera, among others. In 2016 Karl’s video, The simple one-sentence explanation for what caused Isis, went viral with 1.6 million views on Facebook alone. Karl has also practised architecture in London and Beirut.