Below is an excerpt taken from an Ahram Online article posted today. It is sad to see how some Egyptian officials are haphazardly throwing unsubstantiated allegations and feeding conspiracy theories and xenophobia.
General Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, head of Egypt's national security apparatus, told Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jareeda on Sunday that the American University in Cairo (AUC) had engaged in "strange activities" potentially affecting the country's security and stability. Abdel-Ghaffar accused the AUC of supporting foreign agendas, "intellectually, morally and financially," particularly during a series of violent clashes late last year between protesters and security forces in downtown Cairo. Abdel-Ghaffar added that Egypt's national security apparatus had made similar accusations in the past, but said that relations between ousted president Mubarak's son, Gamal Mubarak, and AUC officials had "prevented any action from being taken in this regard."
When General Abdel-Ghaffar was contacted by the AUC counselor for clarifications he denied making the above statements to the Kuwaiti newspaper!