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What would you call this kid?

What would you call this kid?

On university campuses, in Great Britain, at the United Nations, and in much of the world he would be called “Islamophobic” if his words were spoken by someone else. But clearly he is not that.

I call him hope for the future of Egypt.


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‘What would I call him’ ?

A good memorizer of what someone else told him to memorize.

Come on, you can’t possible think a kid that age talks like that ?

I’ve seen this clip and I was not at all convinced that a 12 year old kid would have come up with these thoughts on his own without substantial coaching from someone.

I also am not convinced the translation is accurate.

But that’s just me. I’m cynical. Plus I’ve worked with 12 year old kids.

If these are his independent original remarks then he’s a genius.

    jickityjarz in reply to wyntre. | July 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    The translation absolutely is accurate. I have three friends who are native speakers, and they were all blown away by his remarks.

      wyntre in reply to jickityjarz. | July 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm


      HarrietHT in reply to jickityjarz. | July 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      I have no doubt that among the people of Egypt there are superior intellects, no matter what the age. His command of the subject was internal, innate, of his being. How could he know that he would be interviewed? No. What he said came from his heart and his reason. An exceptional young person, without question. It doesn’t hurt in the least that he’s likely had wise and discerning mentoring, unlike the bulk of his peers who’ve been trained in hatred and retributive “justice.”

    NeoConScum in reply to wyntre. | July 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    “..independent original remarks…” Uummmm, IF Einstein were speaking them they wouldn’t be “original”, but you’re objecting to this Kid speaking them with obvious passion?


      wyntre in reply to NeoConScum. | July 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      I didn’t “object” to anything. I said I was skeptical. If the translation is accurate and the kid did come up with those concepts I agree it is amazing.

      jikityjarz commented he has Arabic-speaking friends who verified the translation. That puts a different spin on it.

      So calm down.

        jayjerome66 in reply to wyntre. | July 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        I agree, I’m somewhat skeptical too of the sophisticated level of the discourse..
        But I definitely agree with his last critical observation of Mosques too involved in the political process, giving out candy, etc… just like Churches do in the US to push their religious agendas.

        NeoConScum in reply to wyntre. | July 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

        wyntre… Calm when I commented and calm now. Like you I was pleased to read jickity’s translation verification.

        “…Mosques…like churches do in the US to push their religious agendas.” Jayjerome66* Please file under:Cannot Possibly make This Stuff Up. (-:

In 7th grade I was the only Conservative in my classroom of Talented and Gifted Students (or the only openly Comservative one).

I hope, unlike me against a union teacher, he has a chance in Egypt. If that was indeed him (I read Swiss Family Robinson at age 6, the full version.) then he is as good as I was then…. I would love to have a way to ensure his education.

I call him hope for now.

Wow! That kid is smarter than most in the bureaucracy that governs him.

If only he represented the majority..

Just incredible.

WOW..!! Clone that Arab child x 100,000,000..Please.(-:

This kid might be exceptional, “but a society is not made up of its exceptions.” (1)

(1) From the craigslist posting in Mobile, Al., that I read at Black & Right 7/1/2013

What would you call this kid?

“Under a MB fatwah”…???


    Juba Doobai! in reply to Ragspierre. | July 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I wonder if he is Muslim. Smart, thoughtful kid, he’s expressed ideas that contradict the Koran. I hope he lives to be Egypt’s president, and I hope his ideas are not schooled out of him. I hope he is not executed like that kid in Syria was.

listingstarboard | July 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Amazing the potential for young kids that are encouraged to learn for themselves and not spend their entire youth on video games and trash T.V. Egypt –civilization began there–will it also be reborn there too?

I’d call him ‘coached’

I’d call him soon to be “reeducated”.

My hope is, this young man works to impart his spoken words AND LIVES to do so..

That young fellow is great.
Pretty hard to say he was coached responding to questions that way. It would have to be completely staged to pull that.
Truly remarkable.

No wonder the Islamic Brotherhood fights with guns, bombs and angry rants. They can’t match wits with the likes of this young man.

RBG and John Kerry are you listening?

I am speechless.

Egypt? How about the entire Islamic world. It won’t hurt everyone else either.

Who knows. He looks and sounds genuine. If he is, he’s a miracle, someone to be prized.

He wasn’t just spewing other peoples’ thoughts, some did seem canned as political speaking so often does, but this kid was responding cogently to direct questions without pause, coaching, I suppose yes, as in engaging with youth intelligently when they show they can handle it as this boy does. [speaking of canned, a politician just now said, “if you build a taller fence they’ll just build a taller ladder or a deeper longer tunnel.” *click* (was there a brain in there?)]

Brave. The kids got more courage and heart in his little pinky than the entire current Administration in DC.

Captain Obvious | July 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Unfortunately the word will be “haraam”.

Mister Natural | July 11, 2013 at 6:15 am

and he didn’t even need a TELEPROMPTER