NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – When Samir Elbassiouny sees Egyptians fighting for democracy, he fills with pride.
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Elbassiouny might have a different perspective on the subject than most. He was born in Egypt and is now the mayor of Washington Township in Warren County, New Jersey.
“To me, that feeling that I have that I am part of democracy, I want those people to feel the same way,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.READ MORE: Strong Winds Topple Jersey City Home Under Construction; 'Devastated' Neighbors Left Homeless: 'It's A Disaster Right Now'
Looking at what’s happening there now, Elbassiouny thinks it’s time for President Hosni Mubarak to go.
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The now 42-year-old started at Parsippany High School without knowing a word of English.