„Yes, but there is a difference. You see, I am a very poor sheikh.“

While being cheered with UAE ruler Sheikh Zayed Al Nahiyan as both men had the name Sheikh. http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2009/08/02/tribute.htm
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