- "Captain Price, Al Asad just executed President Al-Fulani on national television."
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Biography[edit | edit source]
He is featured in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare as a playable character in the mission The Coup. The player takes control of the President, as they are forced into the backseat of a car with Viktor Zakhaev, as their control of Al-Fulani is limited to vision, and nothing else. Notably, as Al-Fulani looks around while in the vehicle, numerous incidents can be seen, implying the unstable position that the country has fallen into. As Al-Asad broadcasts his speech to the people of the nation, his military forces begin to move throughout the city. From Al-Fulani's viewpoint, Al-Asad's soldiers can be seen invading homes, deploying from BMP-2's and helicopters, arresting and engaging in firefights with civilians. At one point, Al-Fulani's car passes the execution of civilians by a firing squad. He is eventually brought into a stadium, placed against a post, and is executed by Al-Asad with a Desert Eagle given to him by Imran Zakhaev, whilst being broadcast on live television.
It is implied by Al-Asad that Al-Fulani has been the leader of a revolution against the previous monarchic government, but that he has been "colluding with the West" in opposition of the goals set by the revolution, though his claims can also be seen as possible political rhetoric and propaganda, given these statements were unverifiable.
Name[edit | edit source]
- Yasir (ياسر yāsir) is a common Arabic name. It can be taken to mean "lenient one."
- Fulan (فلان fulān) is a placeholder name in Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish (fulano), similar to "John Doe" or "John Smith", and Al-Fulani (الفلاني alfulānī) is the last name derivative. Hence, the term "President al-Fulani" (الرئيس الفلاني arra’īs alfulānī) would signify anonymity; something like "President X", or "Someone" in English.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Al-Fulani is given a very brief speech role, which is not the case in the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.