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- "I knew how disgraceful you were, but I didn't realize quite how shameful you were."
- ―Abdul Amir repremanding his son.
Abdul Amir was born in Egypt but later moved to the United Arab Emirates. Amir became a real estate businessman in the UAE, eventually becoming very wealthy. He has a son, Yusuf, who was born in 1977. Yusuf becomes involved in his father's business, and moves to the United States to expand the business, settling in Liberty City.
Events of The Ballad of Gay Tony
In 2008, Amir travels to Liberty City for business and also to visit Yusuf. On one of his visits to Yusuf's apartment he finds Yusuf dancing without his trousers on, taking drugs, waving a gun around and soliciting a prostitute. Amir expresses his disappointment in Yusuf's behaviour. Yusuf tells his father not to judge a book by its cover, with Amir replying "when a book is called "Guns, Drugs, Hookers and No Pants", I don't need to read it".
Mr. Amir has a conservative outlook on life. He disapproves of his son's hedonistic lifestyle and describes it as "shameful" and "disgraceful".
- Technically, the name Abdul-Amir is not possible in Arabic, since "Abdul" (-عبد ال) means "servant of" or "slave of" and is usually followed by the name, or one of the names, of God in Islam such as Abdulallah (servant of Allah), Abdul-Latif (servant of the Kind) or Abdul-Wahed (servant of the One/the Only). Abdul-Amir would mean "servant of the Prince" and would not work in Arabic since "Amir" is not one of the names of God.