I reported last night on the second recent incident of rape at the Gare du Midi in Brussels. In the comments o that post, Pistache drew our attention to an article with more information about the second attack.
Although we still don’t know the religion or ethnicity of the rapists, the victim says that one of them didn’t speak French. And, as Queen says in the comments:
Notice the details in the victim’s testimony about the shower after each rape. Muslims are required by the Sunnah to wash after sex. Her assailants were undoubtedly Muslims.
The article below is from today’s edition of La Dernière Heure (my translation, with the help of the excerpts left by Pistache in the comments):
Unbearable testimony after a gang rape
Mathilde, 34 years old, was abused last Sunday by five men
Anderlecht — Mathilde is crying. Even so, she insists she wants everyone to know about her night-long ordeal. Raped repeatedly. “You can’t imagine what it’s like.”
“If I found them again, I don’t know what I might do to them,” added her boyfriend, Benoît.
The tragedy began on June 22 at around 7 pm. “I had just left the hospital. My boyfriend wasn’t at home. I didn’t have the keys. I decided to wait in a place where there would be people around.” The Gare du Midi. “I was sitting on a bench next to the office of the station police. Two men arrived. One young, one older.” They made small talk. The two men left and then returned. “They told me they were going to help me go home.” Things happened very quickly after that. Mathilde was put in a taxi and taken forcibly to an apartment. This is where the ordeal began. “They hit me on the face, on the body. They held me by the wrists.” Mathilde bursts into tears… Unable to continue. “I can still see and remember the scene.”
Benoît takes up the story. “I’ll read her testimony…”, he says. “After the rape, they lifted me up and then washed me.”
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A few seconds later, the older man, in his thirties, raped her a second time. “Without a condom, the same as the youngest one, who was about 18 years old.”
Mathilde was again sent to the shower. “Then they put me in a room with a double bed. A third man arrived. I asked him not to do anything to me. He said: Shut up.” According Mathilde, the third man paid her second rapist. “I was sold.”
After being beaten again, Mathilde was raped another time. “She’s covered in bruises from head to toe. It’s unimaginable.”
The third rape, and unfortunately not the last. After being passed through the shower again, a fourth man came to take his turn. “He was in his fifties. He couldn’t speak French. It was the 30-year-old who was translating.”
Mathilde was then made to get drunk. “They forced me to drink whisky. It was at this point that the oldest guy raped me, too.” This fourth rape was followed by a fifth.
Taking advantage of the weakness, distress, and drunkenness forced on their victim, the rapists returned again and again.
Mathilde was dressed and thrown into a metro station. “They threatened me with death if I filed a complaint. I went to the police immediately.” Mathilde and Benoît would like to thank the investigators that they have encountered on their way. They hope that the perpetrators will be arrested.