Published on August 14, 2013 by lumeoh
Twelve-year-old Ali Ahmed explains the concerns he has with the Egypt’s political situation.
He says he is “here to today to 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.” A fascist theocracy is when “you manipulate religion and enforce extremist regulations in the name of religion, even though religion doesn’t command that.”
Ali Ahmed keeps up to date on these issues by reading the newspaper, searching the Internet, watching TV, listening to people talk, “and I use my own brain”.
He continues his interview discussing the social and political issues Egypt is facing. He talks about Egypt’s lacking constitutional draft, where one thing is said but another thing is done.
He also says the Islamic law allowing men to beat up their wives in the name of discipline, outrageous. “This is not discipline, this is abuse and insanity.” It cannot work in society.