Why I Can't Go Home for 7 Years

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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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Yes Theory are four friends from four different countries who constantly seek discomfort in order to grow. Ammar, Thomas, Matt and Derin met in Montreal, Canada in the summer of 2015 and bonded over their shared desire to live a life that challenged and excited them. Fast forward to a year later, the team is now based out of Los Angeles, making a show on Snapchat Discover.
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29-Okt, 2017

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Josh Waldorf
Josh Waldorf 17 soat oldin
you have a brave heart Ammar
kfir 18 soat oldin
much love from israel!!!!
Nymul_YT Kun oldin
yo wtf are these rules in egypt. it's 2018. Come o now.
Jade Lloyd
Jade Lloyd Kun oldin
Oh I’m so sorry Ammar I couldn’t imagine the pain you felt leaving your family knowing you couldn’t go back for 7 years 😢 I’m so happy your doing what you love! So inspirational💕
Stuart Carter
Stuart Carter Kun oldin
I salute you, Ammar, for living your truth. You are strong. Much love. 🙏🏼❤️
Norcross Kun oldin
Ammar We Love You💖💖
Jeremy R
Jeremy R 2 kun oldin
Amar I'm so sorry this is so messed up dude. Hopefully you can get to go back in 7 years or make the US feel like your home as it stands in everything the channel stands for as well. Keep doing what your doing I enjoy watching your vids
shoshana hitterman
shoshana hitterman 2 kun oldin
you are amazing and brave, an inspiration
Thato Leotlela
Thato Leotlela 2 kun oldin
This song means so much too me too. Story of love
Ali Hassan
Ali Hassan 2 kun oldin
Am I the only one crying after seeing it
Marco Wave
Marco Wave 3 kun oldin
I 1million % agree with your decision to not draft into your country's military, how you choose to serve your country is your choice, in my opinion. Im currently serving in the US army and i love it, but i know its not for everyone and i know that there are better places for certain people to be than in the military. Keep living your wonderful life and keep spreading your beautiful message.
Noosha Shahriari
Noosha Shahriari 3 kun oldin
That song. I love it so much
Tzedi 3 kun oldin
at least u can return after 7 years. it could be worst. I have the same problem in Greece. Or i serve 9 months or i can never return for more than a month per year...
Kyle Ransom
Kyle Ransom 3 kun oldin
The song sounded like Herbert the pervert singing at first
Mark Everhart
Mark Everhart 4 kun oldin
7 years will be over before you know it keep your head up
kipdo 5 kun oldin
im a little confused? if im correct he is trying to get out of the draft?
Tærte G
Tærte G 6 kun oldin
this was uploaded the same day I installed Fortnite
Femke de Visser
Femke de Visser 7 kun oldin
Alexandre Hofmann
Alexandre Hofmann 7 kun oldin
Man this made me teary bro! I can’t start to imagine not being able to go back to see my family for 7 tears man
endry duran nunez
endry duran nunez 8 kun oldin
i cry at the end when ammar cry saying bye to his mom. ammar i am sorry for you ammar but remember we be hear for you because we are a family :).
Georgina Thamesford-Belle
Wow. Amazing
b. tba
b. tba 8 kun oldin
Ammar🖤 May Allah ease your hardships! Love you and support you!
jamshed iqbal
jamshed iqbal 8 kun oldin
Dude i am muslim too from pakistan and what you have done so far is not wrong. Find your own path know what you want and how God want you to know him if you don't know what's wrong then how preaching religion could b right.
Monique Roy
Monique Roy 9 kun oldin
In tears for you Ammar, even through these trying years, you have shown courage and a desire to live life that is only contagious. Thank you, and all of Yes Theory for creating a community that is based on love and support for one another. I moved to Australia coming onto three years ago and it has been one of the hardest, yet most fulfilling journeys I’ve experienced and leaving family behind is one of the most trying decisions I have made. If Yes Theory ever needs a place to stay in Australia, you’re always welcome.
Muz muz
Muz muz 9 kun oldin
I am in tears 😢
Lola Kress
Lola Kress 9 kun oldin
For your 30th birthday you should fly to Egypt
Lola Kress
Lola Kress 9 kun oldin
I’m proud of you. I realize that this would be a really hard video for you to make. I love you.
Muha Shames
Muha Shames 9 kun oldin
I can relate ...
C Rampage ™
C Rampage ™ 9 kun oldin
abaq qawiaan
C Rampage ™
C Rampage ™ 9 kun oldin
I have recently got into watching yes theory and I have seen that you all have each other’s back and that the friendship you all share goes beyond family bonds and I truly feel for you even tho I cannot feel what you feel just know that life has the toughest obstacles for the strongest of our people
Benjamin Unyi
Benjamin Unyi 9 kun oldin
Was that VHS ?
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver 10 kun oldin
That's like in Iran...
Cody Clarke
Cody Clarke 11 kun oldin
مرحباً عمار ، هذا قرار صعب ولكن هل هذا صحيح ، وأعتقد أنك قد اتخذت القرار في النهاية إن شاء الله
crazy af
crazy af 11 kun oldin
who was cutting onions
Murtatha Naji
Murtatha Naji 11 kun oldin
حبي هي حياتك ونته ال تقرر شتسوي بيه ومحد اله حق انو يدخل بحياتك ابد وبل نسبه لل خدمه العسكريه فهاي شغله احسه زايده عن ال لزوم و مو من حق لحكومه انو تجبر الشباب انو يضيع سنين من حياته ومو اي سنين احلى سنين بحياته علمود عسكريه الي يريد يفوت لل عسكريه فهاي لمفروض يكون قراره مو لحكومه تقرر عنه اخوك مرتضى من العراق جندي بل فرقه الذهبيه (swat)
Mizo Playz
Mizo Playz 11 kun oldin
I agree I am Egyptian and I know
Nickthedrummer ___
Nickthedrummer ___ 12 kun oldin
We all love you Ammar.👍🏻❤️
JuicYm m
JuicYm m 12 kun oldin
Peyton Lashlee
Peyton Lashlee 13 kun oldin
Ammar, I'm so incredibly touched by your story. This just brought my admiration for this channel into new depths, ones I didn't think they'd reach but has (and now there's a new level of appreciation and brotherly love for y'all and support of the callings on your lives). I believe wholeheartedly the mission of you group of young men is supernatural/spiritual/beyond what any of us can even comprehend. God ordained! And the enemy wants to take you down because he's recognizing the impact Yestheory is having on this divided world that needs to be united. My heart breaks for cultures around the world that this situation is a regular occurrence for. I'm praying for an awakening, a release from these generational strongholds. In my religion, we're asked to forsake everyone for The One aka LOVE. I think you and all those in Yestheory are a wonderful example of this verb. Know your decision is not in vain. It's for purpose!!!!! That's for anyone out there challenging the things of this world to step out with their heart! I'll continue to keep you in my prayers as this is the ultimate seek discomfort, but as y'all have said before reward is on the other side of fear. I believe there's great reward to follow. You're a warrior dude!
Lauren Shafto
Lauren Shafto 13 kun oldin
Anddd Im crying... this was beautifully put together. Thank you for sharing your story
LamboKang 13 kun oldin
In my opinion, the standby thing doesnt make sense. They should just have ppl enlist asap at certain age. Get it over with asap. Also, younger man are more physically fit as well so it make sense. I live in Singapore and all male singaporean need to enlist into military at the age of 16 unless u have medical condition that does not allow u to do that. Its 2 yrs and less for some positions. U can defer if u r pursuing further education but right after that its compulsory to enlist, unless u come out with more ways to defer. And after the 2 yrs, u return to be a regular civilian but u will be called up to serve reservice. There is a certain amount of days u need to reservice before u can be considered totally out of military. This reservice period last up to a certain age and may span over 10 to 20 yrs. but they would let you know in advance most of the time when to go back to military and for how long. And u can still travel but just need to come back for the reservice. And you can also defer the reservice if they consider ur reasoning valid. But of cos each country runs military differently depending on their situation. Its just sad that this happens to you or to ppl that wants to pursue their career outside their country. Its a hard choice but u need to think for urself which route u wan to take. As ppl say, YOLO. You only live once. Yolo is not for u to make stupid choices but yolo to taking the best choice u think u have. Believe in the choice u make and go for it.
Cody Chapman
Cody Chapman 14 kun oldin
Absolutely beautiful. Words will never be able to describe the impact you have made in thousands, if not millions of people's lives. But what's more, how proud you've made, and continue to make, your family. Much love to all for your willingness to seek discomfort for yourselves and for others. Even when that discomfort means not seeing the people you love most dearly. 💛
Maximilian Knitter
Maximilian Knitter 15 kun oldin
I wish I could like this a thousand times! Never give up bro.
claire higgins
claire higgins 16 kun oldin
I feel for you, I personally don’t believe mandatory service has any place in a free world. It should be possible to get all or most of your family together for a cheap holiday in somewhere like Greece but of course cheap is a relative issue and not everyone in your position can find the money. Anyway I’m sure you can get creative and come up with an amazing plan for 2019, try and stay positive with hugs from the UK. 😘
OpenTech 16 kun oldin
Come to my country Lebanon people will welcome you with open arms
youngswhtx 17 kun oldin
Yea man I mean the USA is build off on immigrants, we all have our rights its amazing
Fenne Verrecas
Fenne Verrecas 18 kun oldin
That sucks and it’s so unfair :(
Dan Mee
Dan Mee 18 kun oldin
I’m lost for words, so emotional. 😫😫😫1year gone 6 left
Hello World
Hello World 19 kun oldin
It's hard to watch when you don't even know when you'll be able to go home... And you know you will never be in a place that feels like home, cause home is where your friends are and some of them might actually be dead and the rest will never be the same, cause you were just kids... But no one will ever feel so close... It's messed up and the people who are in power don't do anything...
Mr Dopehead
Mr Dopehead 19 kun oldin
I legitimately had tears in my eyes while watching that compilation from your trip, and as someone who has lived in separate countries from their family for extended periods of time, I can definitely relate. The political situation in Egypt is so complicated, and I'm not even going to pretend to understand it, but I have so much love and respect for this decision.
Jackson H
Jackson H 20 kun oldin
Freedom. Never really knew the meaning of the word. But I know that thousands died to let you experience it. I am sorry. From the depths of my heart I am sorry. I pray for you now. And I don't give a damn what anyone else says, they didn't experience it. So I pray for you.
rex fam
rex fam 20 kun oldin
I am also Muslim but some people thinks it’s not real.pls just do not judge.
Anime Is maw life
Anime Is maw life 21 kun oldin
that song you guys played is one of my most favorite songs just like this channel❤️ i hope you guys will forever remain a family and may whatever you believe in keeps you safe. I wrote this poem for you guys. May a day goes by all the memories be in our hearts. Forever apart one day we will see each other. Do not worry my love We might me millions of years apart but the love in our relationships will keep us together forever. Hold my hand and wave our flag This is our home to forever come back to.
Iñigo Uribe
Iñigo Uribe 21 kun oldin
this is not fair, stay strong 6 years left, you can do it
Oreorez Live
Oreorez Live 21 kun oldin
I thought it said "posted 7 years ago" and not "posted 1 year ago" so I thought he was good now.
steph baybiie
steph baybiie 21 kun oldin
Pa ya
Pa ya 22 kun oldin
I totally agree with you this is from where come too its like you have to serve into the military so im not going back to my home country too until i grow up
Tyler Davidson
Tyler Davidson 22 kun oldin
go to 0:00 close your eyes and listen. *IT SOUNDS LIKE A SERIOUS LOGAN PAUL APOLOGY VIDEO*
Alex Luxescu
Alex Luxescu 22 kun oldin
Im sorry for you , good friend!
Pavlo Grebennikov
Pavlo Grebennikov 22 kun oldin
man! u live in USA ! millions of people can only dream about it! chill out
Pavlo Grebennikov
Pavlo Grebennikov 21 kun oldin
George Omari shut up stupid Arab and be thankful for living in the greatest country in history!
George Omari
George Omari 22 kun oldin
Pavlo Grebennikov you dont know nothing about life man.
Zayn BrK
Zayn BrK 23 kun oldin
Your parents look like a very good people I really feel sorry for them for having a son like u
thedorymaster cringe
Wait so how does his dad expect him to go see him
mone3ybagz 23 kun oldin
عمار الله يوفقك ويكتبلك كل الخير انت انسان مبدع وبتغير وجهة نظر الجميع عن العرب للافضل! وفيديواتكم دائما بتحفز كل انسان بحضرها!
This broke my heart in so many pieces...
sahil sandal
sahil sandal 25 kun oldin
be strong ammar . we all are with you. dont consider yourself alone. your family is fine your siblings will be taking care of them so relax bro.just follow your dreams and do what you love. everything will be fine
Hania Khan
Hania Khan 25 kun oldin
3:58 that camel tho haha lol sry I know this is a touchy thing but... hahah
Hania Khan
Hania Khan 25 kun oldin
حظا سعيدا عمار ان شاء الله ستعود الى المنزل
Hania Khan
Hania Khan 25 kun oldin
yes im arabic don't hate in the comments
White Bull
White Bull 25 kun oldin
You know my name is Ammar and I am from Egypt 🇪🇬
White Bull
White Bull 25 kun oldin
I fell bad for Ammar
Jordan Beck
Jordan Beck 26 kun oldin
This is amazing
Maria Sanchez
Maria Sanchez 26 kun oldin
I just started watching your videos a couple of days ago. I am hooked! You guys have so much fun through being kind and happy. That is what we need nowadays. Keep doing you, Ammar!!!!
01hondascott 26 kun oldin
so essentially your draft dodging?
Tim Barnes
Tim Barnes 27 kun oldin
I'm moved by you guys. I just started watching not long ago, but I can see your compassion and sincerity. I hope to get to meet you guys one day or that our paths may cross.
Naderay Atefi
Naderay Atefi 27 kun oldin
Wow... That is so rough
Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson 27 kun oldin
It pains me to see that over 500 people see this video and dislike it. Love your vids. ❤️
Sophia Milanos
Sophia Milanos 28 kun oldin
God Bless You!
Keithvan Fabre
Keithvan Fabre 28 kun oldin
i agree with your decision...our parents are not right all the time
kamikaze GOD on fire
hard to watch.stay strong man
chano 29 kun oldin
Experiences the life that the earth gives you ...joy,triumphs,sadness...live it all man....it won’t wait for you...and it won’t be here for long
Latefh ibrahim
Latefh ibrahim 29 kun oldin
يس ثوري حسنت حياتي كثير كثير ساعدتني باوقاتي الصعبه اللي ماكنت متخيله اعديها شكرا عمار
I never nut
I never nut Oy oldin
Why da sad music
Karol Silva
Karol Silva Oy oldin
We Will win This Cause ❤️
Heather Brown
Heather Brown Oy oldin
I'm crying. I didn't realize how deep Yes Theory went until Ammar's decision to stay. I've loved the videos about bringing people together and proving we're all more alike than we make it out to be. As well as the fun and laughs. But it's about sending a powerful message of love. I'll stand with you, brother. Much love to you Ammar! #family
Charli’s Channel
I hate it when they get cheesy. The sad piano music is so lame. You can tell a serious story without doing this. It ruined the video for me.
Its Me
Its Me Oy oldin
This song is from Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
seeks Oy oldin
iam cant stop crying
XxxTheGamerXx x
والدي هو والدف
Amirul Syazwan
rn im in mansoura n im from malaysia
Seid hashemi
Seid hashemi Oy oldin
4 years away from my homeland 🏠🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫
why the flag in the thumbnail looks like INDIAN flag?🤔
Dleen ASB
Dleen ASB Oy oldin
Remember the other video where Amar’s dad said “ you leave yes theory or your not my son anymore” so is he gonna leave yes theory or not 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭I actually cried tho 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Eva M
Eva M Oy oldin
Wait so the government doesn’t let u back in till your 30 if you don’t serve in the military
V1CK3Y Oy oldin
I thought that was an Indian flag on the thumbnail
salem aidy
salem aidy Oy oldin
why dont you meet your family in a nearby country like jordan or lebanon this way you can see them even though u cant enter egypt but atleast you'll wee your family
Sofia Morton
Sofia Morton Oy oldin
I feel bad to say this but I still don’t understand why he can’t go back until he 30
Leande r
Leande r 25 kun oldin
He has to wait until he is 30 because if he goes back before that he is forced into the military and could not be able to continue with yes theory or leave the country
Alexeij Schnabel
Why are the comments off on the video with your Dad's letter ?
Sleep Walker
Sleep Walker Oy oldin
I feel for you it’s the WORST feeling ever when I leave my country even when I know when I’m coming back
guitar911rock Oy oldin
Isn't that a little unpatriotic to not go back, wouldnt they want you to participate in the military?
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