May 13, 2011
The Syrian Regime's security thugs starting a campaign of gang raping women. Here is one woman's story. It's a video in Arabic with a brief summary of her story in English below.
Rough translation of what she is saying (in between crying):
My husband had left the house to go the funeral of one of our relatives. My parents were gone too. I went to visit them and had my young son with me. I didn't find my parents at home, and was home alone with my son, waiting for my husband and parents to come back. My son was crying, so I went to his room to read him some Quran and comfort him. I heard a knock on the door, I thought my parents had returned. Instead, there were 5 men with weapons. They came in and kept asking me if we have any weapons. I told them that we are very poor and we don't have weapons or anything. They began getting violent. They grabbed my young son and threatened to slaughter him. I told them we don't have anything. They tore up the house and ransacked everything. Then they tore off my hijab (hair cover). They threatened me again and my young son. Then they tore off my clothes and one by one raped me. With my young son still there. Not one or two. All five of them raped me. I complained to God about what they did to me, he is the only One I can take solace in. I just want people to know. I want the world to know what they are doing to us. I am sure I am not the only one. I am sure there are others. The world should know!