Ramy Youssef Called For A Free Palestine During His "SNL" Monologue

Last night, comedian and actor Ramy Youssef hosted SNL.

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During his opening monologue, Ramy advocated for the Palestinian people currently under assault by the state of Israel.

In his monologue, Ramy mentioned how he recently received a call from his friend in Gaza asking him to pray for him and his family. “I’m like, ‘Dude, I got you,'” he said.

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Ramy also wore an Artists for Ceasefire pin at this year's Oscars — that's the pin on his lapel in the above picture.

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“So that night, I go to pray, and my prayers are complicated. I’ve got a lot to fit in."

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"I’m like, ‘God, please, please help Ahmed’s family. Please stop the suffering. Stop the violence. Please free the people of Palestine, please. And please free the hostages, all the hostages, please.”

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“And while you’re at it, you know, free Mr. Bojangles," he concluded, referring to an earlier point in the monologue. "He’s a beautiful dog. I’m praying for that dog.”

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You can watch Ramy's entire monologue here.