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Very smart 12-year-old kid protests Egypt's fascist theocracy

Very smart 12-year-old kid protests Egypt's fascist theocracy

(2:50) October 19, 2012: Interview with 12-year-old Ali Ahmed by Egyptian newspaper El Wady. Transcript: My name is Ali Ahmed. I'm in 1st grade preparatory school (12-year-olds). I'm here today to help prevent Egypt from becoming a commodity owned by one person, and to protest the confiscation of the constitution by one single party. we didn't get rid of a military regime to replace it with a fascist theocracy. - Fascist theocracy? I don't even know what that means. - Fascist theocracy is when you manipulate religion and enforce extremist regulations in the name of religion, even though religion doesn't command that. - Who thought of this, you? - I just know it. - How do you know it? - I listen to people a lot and I use my brain. Plus I read newspapers, watch TV and search the internet. - So you see that the country is not doing well and has to change? - You mean politically or socially? The social objectives of the revolution are yet to be achieved - economic empowerment, freedom and social justice. There are still no jobs. The police still jails people randomly. As for social justice, how can a news anchor get 30 million Egyptian pounds, while people still pick food from garbage? Politically speaking, where is the constitution that represents us? For example, women are half of society. How come there are only 7 women in the constituent assembly, 6 of whom are Islamists? - So you think they are going to manipulate the constitution? - What is built on falsehood is false itself. Even if the constitution is nice, but the assembly that drafted it is bad, we will end up with something bad. Don't bring me 80 good articles and 20 bad ones that will ruin the country, and then tell me this is a constitution! - Did you read the constitutional draft? - Yes. - Where, on the internet? - Yes. For example, they say women are equal to men in all matters, except for matters that contradict Islamic law. But then Islamic law allows men to discipline their wives. This can't work in society. - Why not? What's the problem? - The problem is that it's outrageous. I can't beat up my wife and almost kill her, and then tell you this is discipline. This is not discipline. This is abuse and insanity. All of this (political process) is void because the parliament in the first place is void - popularly and constitutionally void. Some parties based their campaign on mixing religion and politics. Mosques were mobilising voters. They distributed sugar and cooking oil to the voters and many other things like that.

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danskal danskal (1556 days ago)
Latest comment: Ali Ahmed for president
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Guest: guest123456789 (1568 days ago)
what. the. funk. this kid ... is not the norm... or is he?
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what. the. funk. this kid ... is not the norm... or is he?
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Guest: Casey (1568 days ago)
Smart boy.
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Smart boy.
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Guest: steve-o (1567 days ago)
It makes sense he could know all this - it's what you grow up with - check out the encyclopedic knowledge western kids have of Xbox games and X Factor. At the moment the politics form this kids reference points, and he is very bright and articulate
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It makes sense he could know all this - it's what you grow up with - check out the encyclopedic knowledge western kids have of Xbox games and X Factor. At the moment the politics form this kids reference points, and he is very bright and articulate
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Guest: Submitted as a guest (1567 days ago)
Promising kid! he needs to go into politics when he has got some life experince. Way to go boy!
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Promising kid! he needs to go into politics when he has got some life experince. Way to go boy!
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