Egyptian belly dancer to run for parliament in Morsi’s hometown

TV personality who released an anti-Obama video last year wants to run to "annoy the Brotherhood every day."

Sama el-Masry (photo credit: FACEBOOK)
Sama el-Masry
(photo credit: FACEBOOK)
Sama el-Masry, a famous Egyptian belly dancer, announced on Wednesday that she would run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in the district of former president Mohamed Morsi’s hometown.
“I will run in the elections, and hopefully win, so I can annoy the Brotherhood every day,” Masry told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm.
She also said she was planning a surprise for the Brotherhood on her new comedy TV program.
“The end of the Brotherhood will be on my hands,” she said, adding that her program “will uncover all the traitors and agents.”
The first episode is scheduled to debut on Thursday.
Masry released an anti-Obama video last year titled “You Obama, Your Father, Mother.” It attacks the US president for supposedly preferring Islamic radicals over the army. It went viral and has over 800,000 views.
The clip features Obama in traditional Islamic dress. Masry curses him while mentioning that he called for former president Hosni Mubarak to leave immediately, seeming to imply that this proved he was pro-Brotherhood.
The song also mentions Obama’s support for Islamist-led Turkey as well as Israel. It is highly nationalistic in tone and ends with a photo of Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the coup against Morsi and is expected to announce a run for the presidency.