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“Lindhout’s Family Feared she was Being Sexually Assaulted, but Canadian Officials said Muslims were Unlikely to do Such a Thing.”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 19, 2013 @ 1:59 pm In The Point | 56 Comments

How unlikely were they to do such a thing?

The kidnappers blamed Lindhout for the escape, even though it had been Brennan’s idea. The next day, in a prayer room, they put a sheet over her head, stripped down her clothes and took turns violating her body.

Note the sheet. “Devout Muslims” cling to the Burqa even when raping a woman in their Islamic prayer room.

That is an excerpt from the account of Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian woman taken hostage in Somalia. She and her partner attempted to tell the kidnappers that were converting to Islam and prayed and read the Koran.

It didn’t seem to help them any.

While Lindhout and Brennan were kidnapped together, they had different experiences in captivity. Brennan was kept in a room with windows, furniture and books to read, but Lindhout was holed up in a dark room with rats. It was simple: he was a man; she was a woman.

They both told their captors they wanted to convert to Islam. They recited the Koran and prayed five times each day, hoping it would provide them some protection.

Back in Canada, Lindhout’s family feared she was being sexually assaulted, but Canadian officials assured them Muslims were unlikely to do such a thing.

She says one captor, however, routinely snuck into her room and forced himself on her.

Things got worse, she says, when she and Brennan tried to escape in early 2009.

The pair used a nail clipper to dig bricks and metal bars out of a bathroom window, then crawled out and ran to a nearby mosque. When some of the gun-toting kidnappers caught up with them, no one in the crowd would help — except one older woman.

She clung to Lindhout’s arms then threw herself onto Lindhout’s body as the men dragged their hostage out of the building. Lindhout says she later heard a gunshot echo from inside the mosque, though she says she never learned the fate of her helper.

The kidnappers blamed Lindhout for the escape, even though it had been Brennan’s idea. The next day, in a prayer room, they put a sheet over her head, stripped down her clothes and took turns violating her body.

In November 2009, Lindhout says, she was told she and Brennan were being sold to a more violent, rival group. As they were being passed over to strangers, Lindhout clung to a car door and had to be pulled away, screaming.

A few minutes later she realize they were actually being rescued. A ransom had been paid.

Lindhout was taken to a hospital in Kenya. She had broken teeth, ribs that constantly ached from being kicked and a skin fungus that had spread across her face. Her hair had been falling out in clumps. She was extremely malnourished and had trouble walking because her feet had been in shackles for so long.

But… but Muslims are unlikely to do such things. The Canadian authorities said so.Mohammed was the original feminist. Just ask all the women and little girls he raped.

Other things Muslims are unlikely to do is fly planes into buildings, set off bombs and kill innocent people.


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