Local Egyptian family speaks out about the uprising

Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Ola El-far
Ola El-far

Angelina Perez
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX- An Egyptian family in Amarillo speaks out about why American's should care about the uprising going on in their country.

The Naguib family says the changes taking place in Egypt may all be because of the democratic ways and freedom of speech shown in the United States.

Doctor Tarek Naguib and his wife say the uprising needs to be recognized by Americans because Egyptians are following America's lead.

"The Egyptians by nature are pro-American because American is freedom and American is future and America is innovation, and Egyptians are interested in innovation and the better future so there is a big connection between Egypt and America," said Dr. Naquib.

Ola El-far says if Egypt wants to follow the lead of America they need to follow the rules of democracy and make the changes requested by the citizens.

"There is a very clear statement there, that they don't want him, so if we are supporting democracy, we should support the people and the only way to do it is to stress Mubarak to leave," said El-Far.

The Naguib family expects the political changes needed to ensure democracy will happen soon.