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The FX Series Tyrant which features many Arab actors and actresses is the most racist and viciously anti-Arab series on Television. The series, which is in its second season, is the work of an anti-Arab hater and Israeli producer Howard Gordon and writer Gideon Raff. The show was rumored to have been cancelled after last season’s miserable ratings and criticism of its racist stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims, but it was brought back maybe just as a gesture by Gordon and Raff to tell Arabs and Muslims to go f— themselves.
By Ray Hanania
I thought we were done with the anti-Arab, anti-Muslim TV series on FX, Tyrant, which portrays Arabs and Muslims in the most racist possible light.
But it is back and it is even worse in its 3rd season run.
Nearly every Arab and Muslim character in the series which is written and produced by an Arab hating Israeli producer, Howard Gordon, and writer Gideon Raff, is a vicious war criminal who not only murder children but even murder their own family members.
In the first and second seasons, we saw an array of vicious stereotypes, including one scene in which the main actor, the tyrant dictator of a phony Arab/Muslim nation Abuddin, Jamal al-Fayeed (played by a great actor Ashraf Barhom), pushes his fingers into the vagina of his son’s bride during the wedding. It was an arranged marriage, and the scene suggests that is what Arabs do to determine faithfulness among women brides.
But that’s not bad enough. Dictator Jamal al-Fayeed also murders his mother, sentences his brother to death but throws him out in the dessert to die, and routinely rapes young virgins among his many crimes.
Jamal’s wife, Leila, is played by Moran Atias, an Israeli actress of course, who has neither respect for her husband or even pretends to be faithful. She’s the queen slut of the family, but I guess when you are beautiful, audiences in America don’t mind.
Jamal’s brother Bassam, “Barry,” is even worse. Played by Adam Rayner, he supposedly is the brother who left his dictator family to live in the United States and become a pediatrician. He returns for a visit and gets dragged into the political intrigue of the brutal Arab/Muslim family. When he returns from exile, after being tossed in the desert to die, he leads a group of rebels battling not only Jamal al-Fayeed’s tyranny but also the “Caliphate” extremist terrorists (modeled after ISIS, Daesh). Bassam ends up taking over from Jamal and has an affair with an Arab Muslim woman.
As a rebel, Bassam murders his best friend’s daughter, kills scores of children later as the new leader, and battles the rebel husband of a woman he killed who is now a leader of the Caliphate, who murders Barry’s daughter, Emma, with a knife to her gut, broadcast on video and satellite TV for all to enjoy. Bassam’s daughter is tossed in a garbage pit naked, never to be found.
Barry’s wife, Molly, played by Jennifer Finnigan, turns from an American who cares about life into a screaming fanatic demanding blood vengeance after her daughter is murdered in response to Barry’s failed military strike against the Caliphate.
Of course, Barry’s son, Sammy, played by Noah Silver, is Gay and he has homosexual affairs with practically every male Arab and Muslim he meets. Oh yea, that’s right, all Arabs and Muslims are Gay.
There are characters who are bastard children of the two tyrants, and we learn that Jamal’s son, Ahmad, played by Cameron Gharaee, is not Jamal’s son but is actually Bassams son. His mother, Leila, had an affair with her husband’s brother. Yes, Jamal’s wife slept with his brother, Bassam,and that’s how she got pregnant. Ahmed murders his hospitalized father (who was shot by Ahmed’s raped wife) with a pillow out of anger when he reads his now dead wife’s diary entry about his father’s exploration of her vagina on the wedding day.
Raff and Gordon would never offer a TV series that portrays their own Jewish religion or Israeli heritage in such a light. If they did, they would be tarred and feathered and run out of Israel on a rail, although knowing how much many Israelis just hate Arabs, you can bet they would somehow blame the violence on the Palestinians. Click here to listen to the podcast or use the widget below
Tyrant is a disgusting celebration of all that can be evil, developed by two people who have an obvious hatred against Arabs and Muslims and maybe even see this as a political strategy to undermine public support for Palestinians while covering up the real brutality by Israel.
Why am I surprised that the TV industry, which has a history of racism and bias against Arabs and Muslims, would pay Gordan and Raff to produce this venom, because it is not good television. It is pure bile.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
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