But smacking a Muslim woman in public today? No big deal for the Arab press. Sharif was born and raised a Catholic but converted to Islam in the 60’s, thus giving him license to abuse women.
TMZ (H/T Maria) Hollywood legend Omar Sharif lost his cool at a film festival in Qatar … and angrily slapped a woman right on the red carpet. Sharif was at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival for a screening of one of his movies … when a woman approached him on the red carpet … and tried to take a picture with the 79-year-old actor.
Sharif — who was nominated for an Oscar in 1962 for his role in “Lawrence of Arabia” — lashed out in Arabic … telling the woman to wait her turn … and then slapping her. Moments later, the woman smiled and posed for a photo with Sharif like nothing ever happened. (Typical behavior from an oppressed Muslim woman)
Sharif has a long history of getting physical with people — back in 2003, he attacked a cop in a Paris casino and in 2007, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery for beating up a Beverly Hills parking attendant.