Young man takes imam’s place at Ramallah mosque


March 19, 2011

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — As the imam of a mosque in central Ramallah prepared to give his sermon, hundreds of worshipers were surprised when a young man took the microphone and said the voice of the youth should be heard.

Worshipers at the Abdul Nasser mosque told Ma’an that the imam went up and hugged the young man asking him to step down because everyone was waiting for sermon. The imam promised the young man could speak afterwards.

Young Palestinians, inspired by revolts across the Arab world, have shown an increasing desire to express their needs to those in power and make their attitudes and opinions heard after years of marginalization and absence.

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