Dreams stifled, Egypt’s young turn to Islamic fervor


Stymied by the government’s failure to provide adequate schooling and thwarted by an economy without jobs to match their abilities or aspirations, they are stuck in limbo between youth and adulthood.

In their frustration, the young are turning to religion for solace and purpose.

Religion can sometimes be a powerful force for good but when governments fail to provide and competing social institutions do not exist, then religion (or drugs or crime) will fill the void.