Egyptian actor/director Wagdi el Arabi is really old, and is probably a relic of the 7th century in more ways than one. Currently, he’s directing a new shitcom called “Coffee Shop,” which features an all-male cast and crew due to the gender-mixing restrictions of Islamic sharia law. It’s unknown whether or not the show is actually secretly a gay porno.
el Arabi joined the show because he agreed with its backward seventh-century principles. The premise of the show centers around two friends, one of whom is a Quranderthal and the other strives to live a modern lifestyle. The show portrays the primitive as the good guy and the sensible one as an idiot. The show’s creator claims that his goal was to make a show that didn’t rely on naked (read: uncovered) women to attract viewers. However, I highly doubt there’s much of an audience for watching two dudes talk about the 7th century in a coffee shop. That’d put me to sleep faster than C-Span.
el Arabi is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Party for Freedom and Justice, another Islamist political organization. Based on this and where he’s now employed, it’s reasonable to assume he has tons of anti-Western views, only one of which he spoke out about when interviewed: “In Europe, parliaments agree that boys can marry boys. But that is haram (forbidden.)” The name of the Party for Freedom and Justice is misleading, however – there is no freedom in Islam (especially for women, non-Muslims, and gays), and there is no justice either – just ask a rape victim who is sentenced to death for adultery, or someone whose hand is chopped off for stealing a pack of gum.