“Now I see they’re all out striking for salaries and jobs, but we don’t even have jobs in America. Where are they going to come from? That makes me sad, but the fact that these people triumphed and have their dignity back, that’s worth so much,” says Gray Henry.
Aly Farag was last in his home country in mid-January, shortly before the protests began. He says he thought Mubarak’s departure was inevitable, and he’ll be monitoring the news from Egypt to see who will lead the next government.
Ali Farag says Mubarak’s presidency has been marked by great accomplishments in diplomacy, infrastructure and education, but he has turned a deaf ear to calls for political reform and the needs of the poor.