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Topic - Basem Kamel
On the second anniversary of the uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 29-year rule, Egyptian youth who were the driving force behind that protest say Islamists hijacked their revolution, and they despair over the future of the North African nation.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis — who adhere to a puritanical interpretation of Islam — have put their interests above Egypt's interests, said Basem Kamel, a founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party who was elected to parliament last year.