Monday, March 12, 2012

Update on Worms

Last night I posted a translated article about a horrific rape and mutiliation of a young girl in the German city of Worms. Our German translator JLH has sent some follow-up information on the incident.

Also: Other sources have written to say that the victim was a Yezidi, rather than a Muslim Kurd.

Here’s what JLH found out:

Interesting what you can learn from Gates of Vienna comments.

One of them gave a reference that indicated the girl was a Kurd, so I followed it to a short English report that did say that, and then a reference from there to the story in what I think is the small local paper, Nibelungen-Kurier, which interviewed the girl and her mother at the hospital.

The story there indicates that the physical damage required one operation and another to come, but does not give the impression of life-long debility. The “social and psychological” effects may be worse. She was indeed badly slashed with the bottle. The perpetrators may even have soaked her in alcohol and thought about setting her on fire but did not.

She had met them in before in the same bar and may have tried to tell police about their “drug history,” so this could have been a revenge act.

According to the mother, they left her lying naked in her blood and went on partying. It is interesting that this girl, who may have been a Kurd, was named “Sandra.” A rather kafir name. And the fact that she was willing to talk to the cops also makes her a little more West than Middle East.

This may provide some insight into what happens to those invisible “moderate” Muslims when they get out of line.


Anonymous said...

Worms, back in April 1521

"Luther's Trial at the Diet of Worms

Luther was brought into the diet the day after he arrived. It was April 17, 1521.

25 books were laid before him on a table, and he was asked two questions, given in both German and Latin.

Are these books yours?
Will you recant them?

He hesitated, apparently intimidated by the setting and huge crowd of dignitaries, and he acknowledged in a barely audible voice—both in Latin and German—that they were his.

He then asked for time to consider the second question because the matter involved the salvation of his soul and the truth of the Word of God."

Qualis Rex said...

Luther chose unwisely. Let's hope the rest of Europe does not follow suit.