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Give Arabs a voice

When the Arab people in Cairo, Egypt, shouted: "We love you Obama" they were hoping that President Barack Obama would help them restore democracy, which was crushed by the former and current tyrants of Egypt, Anwar Saddat and Hosni Mubarak.

It is very sad to know that democracy has spread all over the world except in the Arab world, where the people are starved, oppressed and tortured every day. And according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other human rights organizations, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have the worst human-rights records in the world.

The root cause of these human-rights abuses is the lack of legitimacy. Currently, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are wrongfully holding teachers and students in jail who are fighting for democracy. They are subjecting them to forms of torture that date back to the Dark Ages.

Jesus said: "Wish for others what you wish for yourself." The Arab people by themselves cannot speak for democracy and freedom because if they do they will be jailed, tortured and even murdered.

We, the American people, must help the Arab people restore democracy in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. We must give the Arabs a voice.

Amrioui Salaheddine

teacher DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts

Ogden