Sheik Hamud is the leader of the al-Minya tribe and the main antagonist in Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion. He works with the treasonous Sergeant Axmann to extort money from a local railroad company and undermine the Foreign Legion's efforts. Mistaking Bud and Lou for railroad company spies, Hamud pursues them throughout the movie and eventually has them captured and sentenced to death. The wrestler ordered to execute them turns out to be the friend they are seeking and they escape. After locking the Arabs in a fort rigged with dynamite, Bud accidentally blows up the fort, killing Hamud and Axmann and all of their men.