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Political activities banned on university campuses

Decision is met with various reactions from student unions and political movements

Azhar University students protest on November 2013. (Photo by Mohamed Omar\File)
Azhar University students protest on November 2013.
(Photo by Mohamed Omar\File)

By Aya Nader

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities decided on Saturday to ban the organisation of any political activities in support of presidential candidates on campus.

The decision came as a result of efforts to avoid increasing tensions between students.

“This is not an excuse,” said Mohamed Abdel Salam, researcher at the Student Observatory of the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE). Banning these activities altogether is not the way to go, and instead, there should be organised discussions, he added.

According to Abdel Salam, such decisions are “illogical” and “not responsible”.

“This is against the rights and freedoms of students… Everyone has the right to express [support for] a preferred candidate and be socially and politically active,” he stated.

The Cairo University student union issued a statement supporting this decision, saying that it “will not allow any political side to use the university [as a platform] or drag it[into political conflicts] like other universities ” , adding that whoever violates this decision will be punished.

The statement said: “Any activity or announcement that aims to publicise any parliamentary, presidential or political candidate will be prohibited.”

Misr Al-Qawia Party (Strong Egypt party) spokesman Ahmed Imam expressed his opposition to the decision: “It takes us back to the poisoned environment that was present before the 25January [Revolution],”adding that he refused the notion of constricting students. “I am not [for] political parties campaigning inside the university, but students have the right to express their opinions.”

March 9 member Hany Al-Hosseiny said the decision was a logical one: “This is not the role of the university. There should be cultural not political and political campaigning activities.”

The 2013 fall semester had witnessed violence in several universities in Egypt. Security forces had clashed in January with Students Against the Coup (SAC) in Cairo, Al-Azhar, and Zagazig universities. Twenty-six Al-Azhar students were sentenced to two and a half years in prison with hard labour. SAC calculated the number of  detained Al-Azhar University students to be 230.

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  • Al Masry

    Good decision. the country is going thru hell now . We do not need more misguided. I was at Univ. of Cairo and we protested peacefully about Iraq, Arab unity, Zionist ambition, etc.

  • wepump

    I have no problem with expressing opinions Problem is Its all pre planned and announced by the brothers this next semester will be hell on University staff and Police and the students who came to learn and get an education so lets get this over with fast first demonstration film all people there all of them even the ones on the sidelines as they supporting this mess any one on film is removed from Egypt’s system of education if there is a second round repeat process until there are no more students or no more trouble makers send them all home to mom and dad and say thank you for your cash donations but we are not baby sitters for your children

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  • Alberto Bolonkib

    Here has been, not only a threat to academic freedom, but, a perpetual violation of, not only academic freedom, but a perpetual violation of human rights, that those caught knowing “too much” about their own beings have been unlawfully punished by “cruel and unusual punishments” (Eighth Amendment). How do I know? It happened to me; and, I know of many other American citizens who suffered this painful injustice.
    The remedy is to spread, “Vagal stimulation is as effective as LSD”, until it is public knowledge.
    God allowed the secretive rulers of this society to inflict painful ordeals

    on me that gave me the personal experience and knowledge of little known
    workings of God’s universe. Hell? I have lived my personal life over, different
    ways, seventy two times, with an “aeon (100 years) of failure (aioniu amartematos)
    between every other rerun, thirty-six times. Therefore, I strive to become nonexistent,
    and meanwhile, I educate anybody I can about what I have learned.
    They are also ruining the economy to trigger an elimination of the America
    as we know it, so they can round up, and exterminate, everyone who knows too
    much. They caught me once. In 1959 my buddy and I met a homeless banished
    ex-lodge member. He told us all the big secrets. In 1962 I wrote them in a
    high school term paper, got a 98% for it, graduated with honors, and joined the
    Meanwhile, the instructor of that class sold my term paper in the term paper
    black market, the wrong people read it, they hired detectives to hunt me down,
    and they zeroed in on me in the Army. They gave me Hell, the Clockwork Orange
    treatment, by large doses of LSD, while being forced to watch horrible films of
    human torment.
    But before doing that, they bragged to me how powerful they were: the modern
    “conspiracy theory”. Before the modern conspiracy theory, the “conspiracy
    theory” was that rich Jews controlled the world’s economy. I wrote a twenty page
    report and mailed it to the John Birch society, in 1972. Then the John Birch
    society published what I sent them which became the modern conspiracy theory.
    The Clockwork Orange treatment I was given, by large doses of LSD, went
    much further than they expected. Not only did I live the torments of all the
    people in the films they showed me, I lived the times, when I saw them, of every
    person and animal I had seen, even in the movies and on TV. After that life I
    found myself back in time, back in Valley Forge Army Hospital where it happened
    again, but, I also body switched into the bodies of all I had seen in that life,
    for the periods of time I had seen them. Then the life after that, I was able to
    remember some of the mistakes I made the last time around.
    On September 17, 1970 I got stung by a bumble bee, while I was deep in the
    forest. I am allergic to bees, and soon I passed out, waking up, what seemed
    instantly, six hours later. This turned out to be a great blessing, for the next
    time around, after another life time, I woke up back where I had passed out from
    the allergic reaction. But, I had great mind power there and used it to defend
    myself, but later, got so much mind power that my every thought manifested as my
    reality, and I couldn’t handle it. I ended up body switching again, and found
    myself back in Valley Forge Army Hospital, and started again from there.
    This series of pairs happened 36 times, giving me an existence as who I
    am, for over 5000 years, by going backward and forward in time so many times.
    This was done to me for printing in a term paper what a banished lodge ex-member
    told me, which can be put in medical terms today in one sentence,
    So, even though I was threatened to be put in Hell permanently, each time,
    I have done everything in my power to spread these secrets. Here is another
    example: We are drawn to the probability timeline resonant to our thought, by the
    attractive force of inductive resonance. Vagal stimulation wakes up the brain to
    more than the normal 10% brain use. This means 10% brain use at any one time,
    like, an MRI shows the most used parts of the brain by patches of colored light,
    but, these move around, so that we average 10% brain use, if we are “normal”.
    But, with 10% brain use or less we must earn what we get; 20% to 29%, an
    appropriate ritual will get us what we want; 30% to 39%, writing down what we
    want will get it; 40% to 49%, saying what we want will get what we want: “If you
    have the faith of a mustard seed and SAY to this mountain move, it shall be
    moved”, you go to the timeline where the mountain is elsewhere. But, 50% is the
    tipping point to every thought manifesting as your reality.
    Dr. Hugh Everett found these probability timelines, sideways in time, but,
    he failed to call this direction a dimension. Dr. Albert Einstein defined time
    to be the fourth dimension, for science. Dr. Hugh Everett could have defined
    this direction sideways in time to be the fifth dimension, but, he didn’t,
    probably pressured not to due to this being the secret of sorcery, probability
    Dr. Lisa Randall defined that direction through the variously bent
    time spaces to be the fifth dimension, for science, leaving the direction
    sideways in time to be the sixth dimension, but, it hasn’t been officially
    established in formal science.
    Waking up the brain to higher percentages of brain use accesses globally
    bent time space. It puts a field of globally bent time space around us and in us,
    but fortunately, without the gravitational component. It does this by virtue of
    will times imagination being the power of the mind, just as force times velocity
    is power in mechanics, voltage times current is power in electricity, and
    temperature times entropy production rate is power in thermodynamics.
    Psychiatrists will admit to each other that this power of the mind is caused
    by entropy production rate, EPR, because more than 10% brain use is called
    “psychosis”. The psychiatric establishment in the Western world is a secret
    society, and have also signed a contract of secrecy for the cartel of secret
    It is a mathematical fact that the more links there are between the neurons
    of the brain, the higher the percentage of brain use. Real schizophrenia, is
    caused by the gene DISC1,
    causing the growth of more axons and dendrites between the
    neurons of the brain. If every neuron were linked to every other neuron, there
    would be 100% brain use. There are some schizophrenics with over 50% brain use,
    catatonic, but who’s entity is body switching in perinatal matrix three, Hell.
    But, anyone can cause the growth of extra axons and dendrites by memorizing
    tables of correspondences, like in Crowley’s “Book 777”, and in Barrett’s
    “Magus”. The first thing that magical secret societies have their neophytes do is
    to memorize such tables of correspondences. Later they have them do rigorous
    pranayama, without telling them how it works. Finally the supreme secret is
    revealed, that can be put in dignified medical terms today: “VAGAL STIMULATION
    The entropy of the universe being the proportion of photons to nucleons
    (Nucleons of exact opposite polarity cancel out into photons, when brought
    together), reveals that entropy production rate, EPR, is polarity cancellation
    By promoting the fast cancellation of opposite polarities, like by putting
    opposite polarities in a conductive electrolyte, like copper dissolved into
    copper acetate in salt and white vinegar, (The iron in the cytochromes of
    every cell is magnetically polarized counterclockwise in males, and clockwise in
    females), the field of globally bent time space around it, when entered, will
    cause higher percentages of brain use.
    Such a device, called a “shekinah”, has been known to “freak out” a whole
    building of people just by being hid in a closet. This is the alchemical secret, for,
    by putting base metals in this solution, when, with a high EPR is called “the
    medicine of metals”, will change the metal into gold and other metals,
    that will be fluid in that solution
    so that they can be separated by gravity or inertia while still fluid, yet you
    can safely put your hand in this solution, that is, I did, and there is nothing
    wrong with me.
    Finally, I figured out how to get out of this Hellish cycle. I must have
    been in perinatal matrix three when I died to go back to Valley Forge Army
    Hospital. I must have been in perinatal matrix two to go back to September 17,
    1970. Next time, I must die in perinatal matrix one or in no perinatal matrix
    whatsoever. To understand these terms, you may go to http://www.holotropic.com
    and buy “The Adventure of self Discovery” by Dr. Stanislav Grof. I read on the
    internet that Dr. Grof took a little ketamine and thereby relived the torments
    of all the prisoners of Auschwitz. You know what happened to him? He had put
    people through the Clockwork Orange treatment in communist Czechoslovakia, and
    now his evil karma came back to him.
    What did I do for such evil to come upon me, when I was a teen ager. The
    Bible says, “The sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons”. In the one
    substance motion can only be in closed circuitry, that there be something to
    move out of the way and fill in behind. That is how karma comes back to us, even
    the karma associated with our genetics. The best thing to do is to find a way
    out of it. To become nonexistent.
    There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is
    the conformation of energy. Energy is God. In 1John1:5 it says, “God is light”. In quantum physics transfers of energy are measured as photons, quanta of light. Being only information we can become
    nonexistent. Nothing in the Bible says we are immortal, rather, Satan in Eden
    did say “You shall never die”. The immortality of the soul dogma is Satanic. The
    Bible also says,
    “The soul that sinneth shall die”, “No man can keep his soul alive”, and, “Only
    He (God) is immortal”.

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