Mohamed was a 26 year old owner of a fruit stand in Tunisia. He also is a political Martyr who poured paint thinner on himself and then proceeded to set himself on fire.
I want anyone who is reading this to just take a moment and forget all previous notions you may have about Arabs. Forget all of the racist, stereotypical things that you are bombarded with every day and think about this for a second.
Mohamed was 26. He had a family of seven. He made about $73 a week on average, about $1.46 an hour. And he set himself on FIRE. Think about the conditions it takes a man to do that, and realize he was not an extremist, or mentally unstable, but he was simply part of the bottom 50% of the Middle Eastern population and was pushed to his limits.
There is a reason why the Middle East is being turned upside down.
Here is an Article about his life.
*Edit: Maybe the bottom 47% would be more appropriate!