The BBC in its article, "Mohamed Ali: The self-exiled Egyptian sparking protests at home," would report:
His father, Ali Abdul Khalek, was a national weightlifting champion before he launched his family contracting businesses for himself and his sons, including Mohamed.
In an interview with pro-government TV presenter Ahmed Moussa, Abdul Khalek appeared to disown his son and sought to discredit his allegations, saying his family owed their fortunes to the armed forces.
Of Aly himsef the BBC would note:
He is also known for having briefly pursued a career as an actor with credits including the little-known, but somewhat acclaimed film The Other Land before liquidating his assets and moving to Spain.
Not mentioned is that "The Other Land" was jointly-produced and filmed in Spain. Involved in marketing the film was MAD Solutions a firm linked to USAID, US-European government-funded nongovernmental organizations, Western media such as Forbes, as well as Arab production companies across the MENA region.
Among MAD's partners includes the Ana Hunna Network a German-based front posing as women's rights advocates. The network is in turn made up of various US-European funded fronts including USAID-funded International Development Support and Consulting (IDSC).
MAD is also partnered with the Arab language satellite TV channel Alhurra which is based in the US and is funded directly by the US government (Arabic) via the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), formerly the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
USAGM/BBG is also responsible for the US State Department's global-spanning propaganda network including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Radio Free Asia.
While documented evidence of Mohammed Aly working directly for the US government or its allies in the Middle East is still forthcoming it surely is no coincidence that he has become a "sudden" and "unexpected leader" of protests aimed at coercing Egypt back on a pro-Western footing, promoted by the Western media all while his obvious ties to agents of US influence are being covered up by those very agents themselves.
Aly's role in a politically-charged film produced and promoted by pro-Western fronts and a film jointly produced and filmed in Spain is also no coincidence. The ties and networks that led him through that process are now hosting him as he begins his next performance as an influential protest leader.
While it is clear he is but the public face of a much more sinister effort by the militant and extremist Muslim Brotherhood to fill Egypt's streets with growing chaos the Western media has gone through great efforts to deny this.
DW for example in its article, "Muslim Brotherhood or el-Sissi rivals: Who is behind Egypt's protests?," would attempt to claim:
Once a major player in the 2011 revolution, the MB has since been labeled a "terror organization" by el-Sissi's government, but observers say the allegations are a deflection as the organization is a spent force.
"There's very little or no indication that the Brotherhood within Egypt has any sort of capability to organize on such a scale," David Butter, an associate fellow at Chatham House, told DW.
"Social media activists from outside Egypt who applauded the action might be trying to take some credit, but nothing suggests the Brothers have any involvement at all," Butter said.