Maher Hathout is watching the protests taking place in Egypt today with an eerie mixture of nostalgia, hope, fear and déjà vu. 60 years ago, the scene was almost exactly the same.
Egyptians' rising religiosity may very well play a role in this development, just as faith often animated our own civil rights struggle.
What we are seeing now in the Middle East is a generation of young people who learned how to love themselves, believe in themselves, change themselves. Now, they are changing the world.