This Is The Most Bizarre Anti-American Video From Egypt You’ll Ever Watch
It would be an understatement to say that Anti-American sentiments in Egypt have been on the rise recently. This song is the latest example.
The title of this song by Egyptian performer Sama Elmasry is “You Obama, Your Father, Mother,” a literal translation of an insult in colloquial Egyptian Arabic directed at the American president. Watch it here with English subtitles:
Marc Lynch, Director of Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, wrote in Foreign Policy about the escalating anti-Americanism in Egypt:
"Even longtime observers of Egyptian rhetoric have been taken aback by the vitriol and sheer lunacy of the current wave of anti-American rhetoric. The streets have been filled with fliers, banners, posters, and graffiti denouncing President Barack Obama for supporting terrorism and featuring Photoshopped images of Obama with a Muslim-y beard or bearing Muslim Brotherhood colors."
Some of these images that Lynch mentions here actually appear in Elmasry's music video which has gained more than 160,000 views since it was uploaded on July 30. The controversial performer who reportedly studied English literature in college had another viral video from June mocking the Muslim Brotherhood and president Mohamad Morsi who was later overthrown by the military.