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Anti-Americanism/Obama Ridicule on the Rise in Egypt (VIDEO)

Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry's YouTube hit skewers President Obama, US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, the Muslim Brotherhood and former Egyptian President Morsi
Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry ridicules President Obama in a music video

Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry ridicules President Obama in a music video
Photo Credit: screen capture from music video

Public anti-Americanism and hatred towards United States President Barack Obama has been dramatically rising in Egypt.

As noted by the Los Angeles Times last month, the anti-Morsi forces blame the United States for backing former Egptian President Mohamad Morsi, while pro-Morsi forces blame the U.S. for pretending that the overthrow of Morsi was not a coup.

The popularity of a music video by Egyptian singer and belly dancer Sama Al Masry who ridicules and curses the U.S. president is just one example of the growing trend.

The video was uploaded at the end of July and by Sunday morning, August 4, it had already been viewed more than 163,000 times.

The song claims Obama helps terrorists, and shows a picture of Obama dressed like Osama bin Laden, with white turban and grey-streaked beard.  Al Masry also calls him a traitor, “like the Brotherhood members.”

In the video, Al Masry not only curses Obama and U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, but she also skewers recently deposed Egyptian President Muhamad Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood as well.

This is not al Masry’s first foray into Latma-esque political songsmanship.  In November she uploaded a homemade video which skewered the Muslim Brotherhood – while Morsi was still in office – and did it in a skintight dress with gyrating hips. In the video she mocks the Brotherhood by dancing with mangoes – a jab at the party’s claim that they would bring down the price of fruit within the first 100 days of office.  Al Masry also briefly dances with two large meat cleavers – symbols of the Muslim Brotherhood.

How is such scandalous and sexual mimicry possible in the increasingly Islamist Egypt?  Egyptian columnist Mahmoud Salem claims that there is a “tacit social contract in Egyptian society, according to which belly dancers are untouchable. No matter what they do, no matter how outrageous their behavior is according to Islamist values, they are totally accepted by the general population.”

Whether belly dancers are a protected class in Egypt or not, there are no reports of her arrest or of any harm towards the dancing political satirist.

But the vicious invective directed at President Obama and Ambassador Patterson cannot be the kind of response this administration was hoping for from one of the largest Muslim countries in the Middle East.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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12 Responses to “Anti-Americanism/Obama Ridicule on the Rise in Egypt (VIDEO)”

  1. Herman Rosen says:

    WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT THIS…SHE IS ADORABLE..NOTHING NEW WITH.
    EGYPTS BRAND OF RACISM..IT DOES NOT CHANGE WHETHER THE ARMY OR.
    THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD RUNS OR RUINS THE COUNTRY.
    YEARS AGO WHEN LOUIS GOSSETT A TALENTED BLACK ACTOR PLAYED SADAT.
    IN A FILM BIO..THERE WAS RIOTING IN EGYPT BECAUSE A BLACK MAN WAS CONSIDERED AN INSULT TO SADAT.
    ONE ONLY HAS TO LOOK AT EGYPTIAN TV AND OTHER MEDIA TO SEE THE MOST.
    VIRULENT FORM OF ANTISEMITISM IN THE WORLD..THE IRAELIS TOLERATE IT.
    SINCE THE EGYPTIAN ARMY KEEPS THE PEACE..
    INTERESTING THAT BELLY DANCERS SEEM TO BE UNTOUCHABLE NO MATTER HOW OUTRAGEOUS THEIR BEHAVIOR..ONE THING..ONE NEVER SEES WOMEN WHERE THE.
    BELLY DANCERS PERFORM..NOR DO YOU SEE MANY AT THE PROTESTS..NO MATTER HOW "LIBERAL" THE CROWD IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

  2. The only country in Midle East to trust is Israel, it is difficult to understand why Obama and his leckayers don't see or close one eye, why they make so difficult to Israel, Natanyahu should not release the cruel cowardly terrorists murders.

  3. Ray Hamlett says:

    lol

  4. הרץ לואיס says:

    Is Not Egypt the USA GOV cares about but the Egyptian Icons, Symbols of intimidation! That no one is intimidated!

  5. Anonymous says:

    At $ 100 and exercise can 10 men at one time this is a challenge.

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    Obama's African FAMILY instilled in him what he is doing there. Egypt is part of Africa so it falls in line.

  7. James Lonon says:

    I'm a big fan of racism. Without it, we would all be a damn grey color and all think and eat the same crap. Who would we laugh at?

  8. Rodica Novak says:

    Congratulation Egypt The belly dancer sad one thing 2000 years of Civilization. She call him Old bitch women America maybe She knows something more than we do.

  9. Watching this belly dancer and hear what she is saying, it is time to open our ears and be to wise.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You could maybe laugh at anyone from any background? Culture defines a lot more when it comes to how people act than race ever will.

  11. This was not vicious, it was political satire directed at Obama who is quickly leaving a bad taste in everyone,s mouth. I love my country and she lives hers. i applaud Sama for using humor and her skills to get a political point across. It is better then using guns and bombs. I hope she keeps it up.

  12. Wfddsahh Asdfgf says:

    Scheme of the terrorist group in Egypt with the support of Obama's intelligence and this is what happened at the meeting, including in Turkey.
    A secret meeting too was held Thursday, August 8, before resolving Aatsamy fourth and renaissance within the rule of "Her Majesty" marine "Akrotiri" Cyprus included intelligence 6 countries are British intelligence "MI6", the French intelligence "DJ feed or", and the Turkish intelligence " ms intelligence Cecchelaty ", and the Israeli intelligence service" Mossad ", and national security of the state, and the CIA" CIA "as well as the presence of a representative of the U.S. State Department.

    Where the start of the meeting secret conspiratorial in Cyprus to discuss the situation of Egypt and conspiracy against the Egyptian people for the benefit of the Muslim Brotherhood and its support firmly under the Revolution June 30 that toppled Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi, and the team's first Abdel Fattah Sisi put the road map, in order to support the Muslim Brotherhood and return to rule again at the expense of the Egyptian people, who came out for their freedom and independence of the group derives its strength from abroad and conspiring to its people.

    Where it was at the beginning of the meeting of the six nations intelligence assessment of the position of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in light of the Brotherhood by Qatar and Jordan, as well as reports of Tel Aviv as well as reports from Egypt in light of the risks to the group from the crisis may lead to the overthrow after public outcry.

    With the start of the meeting of intelligence the six countries to plot the future of Egypt and its people and discuss ways to save the Muslim Brotherhood and its return to the reins of power through assess the success of Aatsami fourth and the Renaissance in achieving their goal and the success of the countries that conspired to Egypt to gain time for the Muslim Brotherhood through diplomacy carried out.

    Talks during the meeting, the current leadership in Egypt, which they described as do not have the experience or the courage to take political decisions and that it will continue to be successful working on the face of the side effects of the sit-ins without the ability to unseal or resolved.

    In addition to the success of the Brotherhood and their supporters in the delivery of logistical preparations "devices and equipment for the Muslim Brotherhood in several areas without being monitored by the Egyptian authorities.

    With intelligence praised the six countries fantastic Ikhwanite if in media work and stressed the need for strong participation as states in the decision-making and stand next to the Muslim Brotherhood and not to rely on the Muslim Brotherhood in matters which require planning and precise execution to reach the intended target professionally.

    The attendees praised the surprise on the amount and usefulness of the information and the political and military documents provided by the Brotherhood of the army and the political leadership in Egypt.

    They emphasized the need to improve the processing center "Herzliya" Telecommunications and information transfer to move up in Egypt to the level of effectiveness of his contacts in Syria to get more information to enable more help to enable Brotherhood in Egypt.

    The intelligence assessment of the six countries to a serious weakness in contact with the cadres of the Muslim Brotherhood, which focused in their approach then the need for the training of cadres Brotherhood diameter.

    The source added that after an assessment of the current situation for the development of the Muslim Brotherhood and sit Prabah the Renaissance and has developed intelligence six countries المتآمرة the trends that must be implemented to enable the Muslim Brotherhood and the elimination of revolution of July 30 and will of the Egyptian people.

    Where adopted orientations adopted by the intelligence and agreed by the six countries against Egypt and its people on several points must be carried out professionally:
    - Community directive not to exaggerate in escalation and reporting the need for the continuation of the crisis Brotherhood as its complexity and the need to form non-use of violence Brotherhood is not currently feasible.

    - Avoid the Muslim Brotherhood and its leaders to provoke military and political leaders in Egypt, so you do not have the current Egyptian government under pressure to resolve fourth Aatsami and Renaissance.

    - And the work of the Muslim Brotherhood sought along pretending to new fields with a view to preparing for the occupation of a number of them and turn them into rules can not unseal and it is difficult for the Egyptian government just thinking about in unseal which hurt the weakness of the state and its government.

    - Increasing communications Western current political leadership about a fourth Aatsami and the Renaissance and the modern day to deal with them for occupancy thinking about government or other political issues to look at the suffering of the citizens in Egypt, which increases people's discontent with the government and military.

    - Exploit the desire of some powers in Egypt to consult with our embassies and our customers in order to transform concerns the Egyptian government for political decisions essential, and must work on the demonization of the relationship, "abuse of the relationship" between the current government and senior Egyptian businessmen so as not to encourage businessmen current government make positive decisions, and keep psychological المتخاذلة in dealing with the current situation.

    - Intensify and enhance the transfer of arms from Libya, Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Egypt and stored in safe areas outside of Cairo, Alexandria, and make sure not to move to cities so as not to be monitored and confiscated.

    - Resorting to personal Islamic jihad take command Sinai to achieve Israeli interests and coordination between Israel and those groups in the Sinai, with the speed إسرئيل in the formation of a military unit independent of the power of Israeli desert to coordinate operations and efforts with Islamic groups stationed in the Sinai, and non-use of U.S. troops stationed in the Sinai " peacekeepers "only when absolutely necessary.

    - Non-use and the use of weapons stored before receipt of the instructions for use in order to preserve them from detection and monitoring by the Egyptian authorities, where the situation remains serious and things will remain unstable in the next ten days.

    - Request more documentation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt all ministries and military and intelligence leaders police stations and deliver messages of thanks to field Muslim Brotherhood leaders in order to encourage them to send more information and documents about Egypt's internal affairs.

    - Breathe new assurances continuously for the protestors in the fourth and the Renaissance and suggest them preparations carried out by NATO to intervene on their behalf in Egypt and promised large increases in the Supply and funding in order to motivate them to continue sit-ins, which put pressure on the Egyptian government.

    - Completed as soon as the launch of satellite to spy on Cairo directly and provide the Center Herzliya for communication and information transfer tools Contact necessary "رثيون," a company American weapons "and Motorola" Etisalat American, "an equipment requested by the Centre to start work strongly in the transfer of information.

    - Deport the number of cadres of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to Qatar with a.

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