Why I Can't Go Home for 7 Years

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  • Published on Oct 29, 2017
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    Hi everyone, we know there's been a sad tone on our channel this week but rest assured... On Tuesday we're back with sneaking in, wheel of discomfort and adventures with strangers... It's going to be NUTS! We just had to get these two stories out.
    This situation with Ammar in Egypt is very complicated, we hope you understand the situation and appreciate TD's amazing piece at the end. Some of you might not agree with Ammar's decision to stay in the U.S. but at the end of the of day, it's his and his only. Having this emotional weight over our shoulders while traveling in Egypt did make it harder to focus on videos sometimes but it was a trip that was necessary for us all.
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  • seppe antonius
    seppe antonius 2 days ago

    I live with you and how Manu liks is how Many love is send

  • Carina Dangas
    Carina Dangas 5 days ago

    I loved when you said people might not agree with your decision but is YOUR DECISION.
    If everyone could think a little bit more like that... Stay strong bro 💪

  • malcom x
    malcom x 5 days ago

    Why you holding indian flag in thumbnail ??

    • FBI
      FBI 4 days ago

      You can put the video in full screen and exit and re enter to see the thumbnail in full

    • FBI
      FBI 4 days ago

      a special little one

    • FBI
      FBI 4 days ago

      Oh my you must be special

  • Bellas World
    Bellas World 5 days ago

    5 years left.

  • _ DDoWe _
    _ DDoWe _ 7 days ago +1

    I am Syrian who was born and raised in the UAE, last time I visited Syria was 10 years ago when I was 8 years old

  • Aaron Finall
    Aaron Finall 9 days ago

    Man it's ok don't overwhelm yourself

  • The Alley Cat
    The Alley Cat 9 days ago

    Don't worry 5 years left!

  • Mohanned Hamdan
    Mohanned Hamdan 11 days ago

    i wish you go back egypt ya i know that feeling😃 good luck

  • Maria Rodriguez
    Maria Rodriguez 16 days ago

    Im homesick las this just made it more sad for me😢

  • Gray DeMato
    Gray DeMato 18 days ago

    We love you amair

  • Emma Finke
    Emma Finke 19 days ago +3

    Four and a half more years, I’m still counting down

  • Lenka Chládková
    Lenka Chládková 20 days ago

    And then there’s me whining cause I can’t see my family for 5 more months. I can’t even imagine not seeing them for 5 more years! But this way I’m a little bit closer to understanding how it feels. Stay strong.

  • dreamie
    dreamie 20 days ago

    i support you 1000% your way of thinking is so incredibly amazing I'm proud of you, wish you the best

  • Ari Roytman
    Ari Roytman 21 day ago

    Love from Chicago!!

  • Arsalan Rana
    Arsalan Rana 28 days ago

    I couldn’t live with out my mother, hardest decision anyone has to make. Insallah hopefully you will see your family in 5 years, keep grinding

  • Abdull al
    Abdull al 28 days ago

    You are doin it... Not much left its only five more years... Hang on ya waaa7sh

  • Nikhil Patel
    Nikhil Patel 28 days ago

    Your such a hero ammar😍😍😍

  • Fate_FendyBendy
    Fate_FendyBendy 29 days ago

    5 years left keep going

  • tanay vijay
    tanay vijay Month ago

    such a great videography u people just made me cry !!!!!!

  • Queen Queen
    Queen Queen Month ago +1

    All smiling faces have sad stories behind them.. Good luck Ammar

  • Karim Aziz
    Karim Aziz Month ago +1

    Who here is also from Egypt 🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬

  • Mood Ahmed
    Mood Ahmed Month ago +2

    ربنا معاك يا عمار ♥

  • 63 Hours of Freedom

    I know that the love of our family can't be replaced, but here's to hoping that another person made your life path slightly easier

  • Nicolina Maria
    Nicolina Maria Month ago

    Your story made me cry, it's so strong!! You are very strong!!

  • dennis soh
    dennis soh Month ago

    Keep hustling Ammar. All the best. You are my favorite Yes theory member.

  • A13x_ī0çk
    A13x_ī0çk Month ago

    We love you man and everyone here in these comments is behind you 🤟🙂

  • aristotelis moulakakis

    We have a similar system in Greece were you have to serve to the military for 9 months, but usually the duty isnt hard especially for people with university degrees and most people there have a great time because you become friends with new people and if you are lucky you serve in the islands. So i am not planning to avoid military service

    • Tams80
      Tams80 Month ago

      True, but ignoring the morality of conscription and the draft (and how Egypt's is far harsher), do you have a successful career outside your home country that would greatly suffer, if not end if you were drafted? I'm guessing not.

  • Anger Man
    Anger Man Month ago

    6 years to go hero

  • mrzip200101
    mrzip200101 Month ago

    i dissagree with you. i live in israel and we also have the mendatory to serve in the israeli defense forces. dont run away from your duty. for many years people served your country in order to protect you and i think that it is just the right thing to do - give them back the safety

  • Hasan Demirtok
    Hasan Demirtok Month ago

    You guys are so Inspiring! Bless you brother! stay strong! 🙏 let me know if I can invite u to Switzerland 🇨🇭

  • Secret Guy_YT
    Secret Guy_YT Month ago +1

    MO SALAH 🇪🇬⚽️

  • Alexander Postma
    Alexander Postma Month ago +1

    Governments is the cause to the worlds destruction , without them the world would be a better place.

  • NoamF51
    NoamF51 Month ago +4

    5 years left man (I’ll count down ever year) (yes I will)

    • NoamF51
      NoamF51 Month ago

      @troXity shhhh

    • troXity
      troXity Month ago

      NoamF51 copied comments lol


      Idc just pointing out

  • Oki_Dingo
    Oki_Dingo Month ago

    Sorry, but that song was terrible

  • Daniela Contreras
    Daniela Contreras Month ago +1

    5 years now 🤞🏻

  • Cosmus
    Cosmus Month ago

    I love Egypt is so beautiful even though I live in Israel

  • Gé -
    Gé - Month ago

    I dont get why he cant go home if he is on "stand by". If he was home he would be there immediately or i dunno probabky i dont get something

    • Gé -
      Gé - Month ago

      @Mikat oh okay i see. Thx

    • Mikat
      Mikat Month ago +1

      If he goes to Egypt he can't leave the country anymore

  • Lucia Iacono
    Lucia Iacono Month ago

    Guys let's put fucking english subtitles damn, I'd like to understand but english is not my first language

  • Frida S
    Frida S Month ago

  • shisuk
    shisuk Month ago +1

    My mom and dad also spent 7 years away from their family in India while building their life here in Canada, raising my brother and I. I constantly think about how impossible that would be for me especially, and how it would have felt for my parents and I can’t imagine going through the same thing.

  • joey wang
    joey wang Month ago

    wow so emotional almost made me cry

  • xiomana xoxoxo
    xiomana xoxoxo Month ago

    I totally understand his fathers pain, for his son, its a tough spot to be in, but man seven y ears goes by fast. It would have been cool if you could have done both. But the mission you are on is important, and I think you are on the right track you are in the zone dude. Heartfelt alignment with your message you are a true activist.

  • Adam Tolba
    Adam Tolba 2 months ago

    Amaar I hope you come back to Egypt to free the state it’s in and move the country forward no matter what we will always be with you

  • Austin Willets
    Austin Willets 2 months ago

    likes= people that are here for you

  • its all beans and burgers
    its all beans and burgers 2 months ago +1

    My sister played me this song, then i saw this video, i genuinely broke down

  • HKZy AKA
    HKZy AKA 2 months ago

    I made it before I didnt meet my family for like 7 yrs so u got all good friends around u so u ll be fine keep on pushing god bless

  • MCR Sobky
    MCR Sobky 2 months ago

    3ady ya 3amar enta te2dar

  • Emmanuel Wall
    Emmanuel Wall 2 months ago

    It’s okay push through man

  • Tameem Amr
    Tameem Amr 2 months ago +1

    كلو عايز يعمل كده والله و يمشي على فترة الجيش بس ممكن ياخد اعفه

  • crackalakingaming
    crackalakingaming 2 months ago

    I think u made the right decision

  • S-Flawless
    S-Flawless 2 months ago

    5 years to go

  • Edgar Oso
    Edgar Oso 2 months ago

    Be a man and serve for your country you puzsy!!! Or don’t call your self Egypt

  • Naz Tava
    Naz Tava 2 months ago

    Just visit your family in Europe

  • noor merheb
    noor merheb 2 months ago

    this edit made me cry because i’m lebanese and pakistanis it’s been 3 years since i haven’t been to tripoli and i’ve never met my dads family including my dad and this just gives me chills and makes my life and memories feel so surreal for some weird reason. ik know how it feels to have to let go of someone i’ve had to do that to many times in my 14 years on this planet (since my mom is a diplomat we move a lot). i hope you will see this and make u feel less alone in this journey and i hope u know that we r here and will always be

  • VR Raptr
    VR Raptr 2 months ago

    Break into Egypt to see your family and escape then post it that would be an adventure and a half to watch

  • cyril nahas
    cyril nahas 2 months ago +1

    i would do what you did bro keep up dont look back !!

  • Lucecita Rey
    Lucecita Rey 2 months ago

    Ammar ❤

  • Yousef Yamani
    Yousef Yamani 2 months ago

    Were all with you

  • Daniel Zertuche
    Daniel Zertuche 2 months ago +1

    Fkin 3rd world coutries thats why they will always be shit holes cuz of their stupid laws fkin hate arabs and all the middle east fkers