Thursday, September 13, 2012

US Ambassador Raped Then Killed Muslim News Service Claims

Lebanese news organization says Ambassador Christopher Stevens was "reportedly raped" before he was murdered by Salafist thugs at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya Tuesday night. The story is being widely quoted by blogs and news outlets including the Washington Times. But, the circular evidence isn't at all clear Ambassador Stevens was sexually assaulted if  "reportedly raped"... "in a manner similar to what happened with Gaddafi" is all the evidence we've got from a Middle East press that is notoriously inaccurate and sensationalist.

The original first paragraph Arabic is:
ذكرت مصادر وكالة الصحافة الفرنسية ان “السفير الامريكي في ليبيا تم إغتصابة جنسياً قبل قتله من قبل المسلحين الذين إقتحموا مبنى السفارة ببنغازي ليل امس إحتجاجاً على فيلم مسيء للنبي محمد (ص)”، واوضحت المصادر بأن “السفير تم قتله والتمثيل بجثته بطريقة مشابهة لما حصل مع القذافي قبيل قتله”.وقد افادت الأنباء:قتل سفير الولايات المتحدة في ليبيا كريستوفر ستيفنز وثلاثة موظفين اميركيين في هجوم استهدف مساء الثلاثاء 11-9-2012 مقر القنصلية الاميركية ببنغازي، كما اعلن الاربعاء مسؤول كبير في وزارة الداخلية الليبية لوكالة فرانس برس.
The rough Google translation from the Arabic most every outlet is using reads:
Sources AFP that "the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)," The sources said that "Ambassador was killed and representation of his body in a manner similar to what happened with Gaddafi, such as murder.
The bolded sentence, however, doesn't make sense.

Bing Translate clarifies the bolded sentence with a different dictionary:
Sources at Agence France-Presse that “US Ambassador in Libya was the rape of sexually before being killed by gunmen who stormed the Embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest the offensive movie of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) most, the sources said that the Ambassador was killed and “ mutilated his body in a manner similar to what happened with kadhafi as killers.
Because the computer translations lack the human touch, my translation reads:
Sources at Agence France-Presse report that the "US Ambassador in Libya was sexually raped before being killed by gunmen who stormed the Embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest the offensive movie about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Most sources said that the "Ambassador was killed and his body was mutilated in a manner similar to what the killers did to Gaddafi's body."
The article says the Ambassador was "reportedly" sexually raped, abused in a manner similar to what happened to Gaddafi. It's been claimed the Libyan rebels sodomized Gaddafi before he was killed. The video and photographic evidence offered shows a rebel poking a stick into Gaddafi's anal area while the former strongman was fully clothed, but no anal penetration occurred as would be expected in an actual case of sodomy.

Rape and sodomy, however, are supposition and interpretation and dependent on our belief in the trustworthiness of a Middle East news source. What we do see in the camera-phone videos of Gaddafi's last minutes is that he was savagely beaten, kicked, slapped, stomped, spat upon, threatened, and  verbally abused. The Ambassador's body certainly shows definite signs of cruel physical beatings, but he is nearly fully clothed in all the photos. This is puzzling - why would the thugs remove the clothing, rape, and then redress? Modesty? I don't know. Muslims are contrarian about such things. Just as, why would Libyans attack the people who helped rid them of a tyrant?

"Reportedly" is also a loaded word that does not convey absolute certainty. Rather, it conveys doubt as these synonyms illustrate: allegedly, apparently, supposedly, by all accounts, reputedly, purportedly. The claim is rendered believable because raping and sodomizing a condemned person, according to Muslim beliefs, prevents that person from entering Paradise which is a place of endless sexual and sensual delights, the cruelest of punishments. That certainly seems like something a good Muslim would do because we know that it has, in fact, happened in other places to other people.

Was Ambassador Stevens sexually raped and sodomized as the Islamic sources claim, or is this another case of Muslims boasting they inflicted the worst possible punishment in their religion upon an enemy about to die?  I don't know. By only listening to Muslim witnesses, we'll never know because, as we should have learned by now, we can only believe 50% of what Muhammadans say half the time. Only an autopsy will prove sexual abuse, but that information will never be released by government or family.

It sure does sound like something Muslims would do, though.

1 comment:

Zachriel said...

Yeah, you never know what those Muslims will do. The crowd shouted "Allahu Akbar".