Kefaya Punk is a 23-year-old pseudonymous blogger and activist in Egypt. Punk graduated in summer of 2008 in Mass media and communication – Radio & TV major at a private university. He blogs about linguistics and politics and his facebook campaings and dissident opinions online made him a target of censors several times. He is helping build an NGO dealing with issues like diversity, accepting difference and tolerance.
In this interview, Punk tells The Propagandist's Contributing Writer Niklas Anzinger about his political activism and has news about his close friend Maikel Nabil Sanad, who was arrested by Egyptian military police. (Read our interview with Maikel Nabil Sanad).
Your political activism touches on secularism, democracy, religion and especially about Israel. I noted you take also pro-Israel stances similar to Maikel. What does it mean to take that stance in daily life and given the political circumstances?
Secularism is the only alternative to religiously-shaped civil wars and inequality. Secular statehood is the only guarantee for citizens to be treated equally no matter what their religious beliefs are.
Democracy is significant in ensuring that the authority of the state and politicians won’t corrupt them...More >>