My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

And, this is from a country at peace with Israel.....

It's their right to be stupid, I guess....
The trade union of Egyptian actors threatened today actor Amr Waked with a ban of shooting films in Egypt if he plays together with his Israeli colleague in a TV film. A rising star of Egyptian cinema, Amr Waked was chosen to play the part of a son-in-law of Saddam Hussein in the TV film, a BBC and HBO co-production "Between the Two Rivers", about the life of former Iraqi dictator, who is played by Israeli actor Yigal Naor. "Our organisation opposes clearly any normalisation (Editor's note: with Israel) and it is expected that all its members follow this course of action," said Ashraf Zaki, general secretary of the actors' union. "Amr Waked plays the part of the son-in-law of Saddam Hussein with an Israeli who plays Saddam," Zaki underlined, adding that "he will have to be investigated" after his return from Tunis, where the film is being shot. Amr Waked, who acted in 2005 in the film 'Syriana' with U.S. actor George Clooney, defended himself in the media, affirming that he did not know, even after having signed the contract, that he would have to play with an Israeli actor.
But, don't you wish the actor would stand up for what is right???


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