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Young Muslims in Egypt use YouTube and satire to change perceptions about culture, religion

Josh Peterson Contributor

CAIRO — Bearded and feeling misunderstood, Mohamed Tolba made a movie to tell the world he is not a terrorist.

“Where’s My Ear?” is a satire on the colliding passions and deep suspicions between liberals and ultraconservative Muslims like him, known as Salafis, who have become a pronounced political voice in the new Egypt.

The short film has gotten more than 80,000 hits on YouTube and has made Tolba a celebrity and a curiosity among the Quran set.

Full Story: In Egypt, young and tech-savvy Islamists try to project new image