Monday, 8 July 2013

12-year-old Egyptian boy condemns Islamism, excoriates Muslim Brotherhood

This 12-year-old Egyptian boy knows what’s going on.

Huffington Post has some background to the interview:

In a video interview with Egyptian news outlet El Wady, first grader Ali Ahmed delivers an incredibly precocious condemnation of the Muslim Brotherhood that will leave you speechless.
    Touching on topics like Egypt's wealth inequality, lack of rights for women, and oversize influence of religion on politics, Ahmed's articulate censure of the Egyptian government -- although filmed back in October -- is more apt now than ever, as the military
removed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi from power on Wednesday, just one year after he was elected to office.
    While some Reddit commenters have questioned whether the interview was improperly translated or may have been staged,
Arabic-speaking commenters say the translation is accurate, and the boy's evident passion in speaking suggests his tirade was not scripted.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, I saw that too on Flipboard. What an interview! What a mind! This little guy must be a child prodigy .... a genius. Thanks for posting it.

    Dave Mann

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