A 12 year old boy puts post-revolution Egypt and Islam in perspective
January 23, 2015
This video did the rounds for a bit and then suddenly disappeared. It’s worth sharing again.
It’s an interview with Ali Ahmed — a 12 year old first grader — conducted by the Egyptian news outlet El Wady. In the interview, Ali dissects the state of Egypt after the 2011 revolution and speaks strongly in favor of secularism.
He speaks about the state of gender rights in Egypt, and he invites fellow citizens to stand up for the rule of law.
This is important in light of recent debates about Islam. While the recent debate is not focused on Egypt, it is important for non-Muslims to understand how Muslims, especially young Muslims, perceive religious doctrine.