The Egyptian Saddam Hussein is, in fact, Alexandria-born Mohamed Bishr. He was recently attacked by a gang that attempted to kidnap and force him if he didn't want to star in their adult movie.
This man was severely beaten, the Daily Mail
reports, due to his unwillingness to become an adult movie star. The man says that he was first approached with a very tempting offer of $333,000 (€255,000) to play the part of the late dictator.
As Mr. Bishr is a devout Muslim, he refused to take this ticket to fame, due to his religious beliefs. After rejecting the men's offer, he started receiving threatening calls, in which the gang revealed their plan of kidnapping him and forcing him to participate in their movie project.
As he refused the proposal again, the men attacked him last weekend, on the streets of Alexandria, in Egypt. He cannot remember the details of the incident, but did mention that his attackers wore black suits, and that he could only see 3 of them. All the gang members were armed.
“The three men, who had guns hanging from their belts, forced me out of my car and shoved me into a van, hitting my head,” he said.
He couldn't understand what they were saying, but, after hearing some conversation, suggested the men that wanted to kidnap him were either Iraqi or Syrian.
The witnesses of the incident neither came forward nor acted to aid the man at the time of the kidnapping.
Bishr has no recollection of how he escaped the men, as he fell and hit his head on the pavement during the abduction. The Egyptian police officials are looking into the gang, but, so far, haven't found who was responsible for the attempted kidnapping.
This is not the first time that Bishr's looks get him in trouble. In the past, due to his striking resemblance to Saddam, he was assaulted by another group of men that believed him to be the dictator, and hoped to make a profit from turning him in to the authorities.