It's been 36 years since Egyptian actor Omar Sharif enraged the Arab Press by kissing Jewess Barbra Streisand in the movie 'Funny Girl'

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.

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