In a June 16 episode of Egyptian comedian Abdallah Sharif's Ramadhan series, "State of the Arab World," Sharif told his sidekick Houda that his friends and neighbors were not the only ones who watched the show. MEMRI, he said, had watched a previous episode in which he had praised the Tel Aviv terror attack, and had turned him into an international sensation. See also MEMRI TV clip 5514. The series is aired daily on the website of the Al-Jazeera network's Live channel.
Following are excerpts
Abdallah Al-Sharif: What do you think about what's going on in Syria?
Sidekick: The terrorists there deserve more than just shooting. They should be nuked!
Abdallah Al-Sharif: Ahem.
Sidekick: Did I say something wrong? Be patient. Let me finish... The terrorists are the ones who kill their own people. The [Syrian] people are not terrorists. The terrorists are the ones who hide behind Russia, Iran, and "Mama America." The Americans keep saying that they insist that Al-Assad must go. So why don't you take care of it already, you @#$%^&*? Are you waiting for him to finish off the Syrian people?!
Abdallah Al-Sharif: Thank you, Houda.
Sidekick: The [Egyptian] army makes its supporters think that it is fighting the whole world, which is led by America and the Jews, that is fighting the whole world, which is led by America and the Jews, but it is pampered by America with Apache helicopters and financial aid.
Abdallah Al-Sharif: I just wanted to tell you that my friends and neighbors are not the only ones who watch this show.
Sidekick: Who else watches it?
Abdallah Al-Sharif: This is the website of the Middle East Media Research Institute in Washington. This is a Jewish institute that submits reports to the American government. They took the show we did about the Tel Aviv operation, translated it into English, and posted it on the MEMRI website. I think that they will like this show as well...
Sidekick: Say what?! Are you serious?
Abdallah Al-Sharif: What's wrong, big guy? Of course I'm serious, you can watch the video. The name "Houda" in English is written in bold print all over the screen. You have become an international sensation. International!
Sidekick: Are you sure they said "Houda"? How did you let me say all these words that are not mine?! I support the leader Al-Sisi, and I love Bashar and the PMU. What did I get myself into?
Abdallah Al-Sharif: What you said was right. Be a man and stand by it. I'm not a man, I'm a child, and I take it all back!