Zinya Kazzaz, from AUI-S finances offices, sent out an e-mail to AUI-S students asking them to stop dealing with Warka bank, which has a branch on AUI-S campus since last year.
Don’t be surprised if I say, sometimes, the root of a deformed image of an institution stems from rumour. Some people don’t dareto write about what they think so then they will form a story, claiming that they can’t write because of such and such punishments. It’s true that in any educational institution of our era, there are some limitations and rules because of the hierarchical nature of such institutions; university is not an exception of course, but do we really have many red lines in our university?
May be most of you did not hear anything about Kanan Makiya’s Republic of Fear. In this book the author analyzes the situation that Iraqis had during Saddam Hussein’s regime. It was an era when every one was afraid of every one, brother of brother, father of his son. Anyway, I think AUIS students are not aware that Saddam’s Iraq is over and still live in the republic of fear. Also, they are afraid to tell their “secrets”.