Fez - After two days of being subjected to horrendous physical and psychological violence before the eyes of hundreds of students at the Faculty of Science in Meknes, Chaimae comes out in a statement to Alyaoum24 news outlet to tell her story in detail.
Fez – After two days of being subjected to horrendous physical and psychological violence before the eyes of hundreds of students at the Faculty of Science in Meknes, Chaimae comes out in a statement to Alyaoum24 news outlet to tell her story in detail.
Restraining tears and with a lump at her throat, Chaimae describes the amount of violence inflicted on her by the radical leftist student group known as “The Interim Program.”
Chaimae was accused of spying on the leftist group who hold a different ideology than her own. “About twenty students attacked me and dragged me from my hair to the university. I know them one by one. They used to eat and drink at the cafeteria where I work. I was out when they came to me armed with swords and dragged me from my hair to the university campus,” she said.
“They called out for all students to attend the trial and they started making verdicts. Some said my hand should be severed. Others said my eyebrows should be shaved and my hair cut. Finally they decided that my eyebrows should be shaved and my hair cut,” She added.
The terror the sixteen year old suffered at the hands of the ISIS-like students was tremendous. The physical wounds may heal with time, but the psychological scars would remain.
“Zouhir and Zakia were the ones who executed the verdict; they beat me, and shaved my eyebrows. She tied and blindfolded me. I was crying and beseeching them to remove the blindfold, which they did. I recognized them one by one…” she said with tears in her eyes.
After filing a complaint against the perpetrators, Chaimae said that the police arrested some of the “monster[s]” that attacked her and that the investigation is still ongoing. “I don’t want what I have experienced to happen to another girl. I also want that the perpetrators get their deserved punishment.”
The Moroccan university has always been a theatre for ideological confrontations with a history of assassinations, murders, and violence between different ideological factions.
Despite the collapse of the USSR and the emergence of a new world political order, the leftist ideology is still deeply rooted in the Moroccan university. The frequent clashes between the Islamists and the leftists inhibit the Moroccan university from achieving its goals and living up to the expectations of Moroccans.