February 14, 2007, - 11:41 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Actor Omar Sharif was once a pariah in the Arabic and Muslim worlds for kissing evil Jew Barbra Streisand on-screen in “Funny Girl.” (Well, she is evil, and I don’t like him for kissing her, but not because she’s a Jew.)
Now, though, Sharif is welcomed back onto the Arab Street and is in Egypt. That’s why his sentence, yesterday, for beating a parking valet (for refusing to accept Euros in payment of his parking bill) in Beverly Hills is troubling. (He broke the guy’s nose.)
Sharif, who pleaded no contest in absentia, was sentenced to an anger management course, which he’s allowed to take in Egypt. As my friends, Detroit morning radio hosts Drew Lane and Mike Clark (“Drew & Mike”), asked: Do they really have acceptable anger management courses in Egypt that are legit?
Well, yes. Anger management in Egypt is when you shoot just two Jews, not bomb more of them at Sharm El-Sheikh. Or when you spit in one American tourist’s salad, rather than a whole family. Or when you edit your normal greeting to simply, “Death to America,” rather than your usual, additional inclusion of “Death to Israel.” Or honor killing your sister and not also your wife.
But, seriously, do they really have anger management courses in Egypt as taught by the Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood)? Or at Hate U–Al-Azhar University a/k/a Al-Azhar Al-Sharif? Doubtful.
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