Skip to comments.Egyptian actor announces he is Jewish - on Egyptian TV
Posted on 11/29/2016 10:51:59 AM PST by Eleutheria5
JTA - If an actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the United States, he wouldnt make headlines. But in Egypt where levels of anti-Semitism are high and Jews are often ridiculed on TV shows and in other aspects of popular culture that kind of revelation is a big deal.
Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish.
Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said that Jews have big noses and are stingy, his sister stopped him in his tracks, according to The Times of Israel.
Karim! You dont know? Your mom is Jewish! Kassem told host Mona Elshazly, The Times of Israel reported.
According to Arab media reports, Kassem had a multifaceted religious identity. He celebrated Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays as a child. His dads father was Muslim, his dads mother was Christian and his mother was Jewish.
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He’s going to have to have security from now on.
The fact that he was not afraid to do this speaks well of the current Egyptian government (which overthrew the Obama/Hillary Islamist government).
Uhm... some of Egypt’s most popular actresses and singers (particularly from the 40’s and 50’s) are of Jewish ancestry.
Leila Mourad, Basma Hassan, Rakia Ibrahim...
He looks like my cousin ! Good lookin’ fellow, very warm eyes, obvious intelligence IMO.
Mazel tov. I think he just typecast’ed himself.
Now everybody in his circles is thinking he does have a rather big nose and he is kind of stingy.
As long as he actually practices islam, he’ll be safe.
The choice for all in the region is “convert or die”.
Depending on whether or not he lives, we’ll know his choice.
He could focus on comedy. Muslims are never funny.
When would a Muslim ever quip, "Allah has given unto you these 15... oy, 10, 10 fatwas for all to obey."
He might just disappear and turn up in America or Israel.
aha...a “Moses” moment
Arabs tend to have big noses, too. That is part of Semitery.
If it weren’t for Jews and Homosexuals, there would be no musical theater.
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