In a seemingly inexplicable and undoubtedly controversial public statement, a supporter of the mass migration sweeping across Europe posted a rationalization explaining away a gang rape by three immigrants, despite being the victim of the assaults.
The 24-year-old spokeswoman for the “Linksjugend Solid” (“Left-wing Youth Solid”), identified only as “Selin G.” was attacked in a parking lot just two weeks ago and although she reported the rapes to the police at the time, she now identifies with the perpetrators as a fellow “victim” of the same Germany that has welcomed immigrants by the hundreds of thousands.
The woman posted an apology on her Facebook page to the three men who raped her, blaming their actions on the “racist” atmosphere and “sexist society” in Germany, beginning the post with, “Dear male refugees, I am so sorry!”
Selin G. does not self-identify as German and her phrasing and choice of language suggest that she may be an immigrant, herself,
I wanted an open, friendly Europe. One in which I’d be happy to live and where we would both be safe. Sorry. I am so unbelievably sorry for both of us.
While warning the three men that they are “not safe” because of anti-immigrant sentiment in Germany, invoking images of Nazi mobs, the woman vowed to
scream… I will not look on and do nothing and let it happen when racists and concerned citizens say you are the problem.
The controversial Facebook post was either taken down or deleted after receiving hostile comments, which expressed outrage and openly questioned whether Selin G. would expect an apology from other victims of sexual attacks by immigrants from the Middle East, including a 3-year-old child raped at a refugee center, a 10-year-old boy who was assaulted as Swedish police fled the scene, an elderly woman and the many women who were assaulted in public on New Year’s Eve.
Selin ended her post by reaffirming the welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered to the immigrants by writing, “That [sic] you for being who you are – and it’s great that you are here.”
Dear male refugees,
I am so sorry!
Almost a year ago I saw the hell from which you have fled. I was not directly in the heart of it, but I visited the people in the refugee camp in southern Kurdistan. I saw old grandmothers who had to take care of too many children without parents. I saw the eyes of these children. Some had not lost their light. But I also saw children whose gaze was empty and traumatising. I showed Arabic characters to around 20 Yazidi children in their maths class and still remember how a small girl started crying only because a chair fell.
I have had a taste of the hell from which you fled. I didn’t see what happened there and didn’t experience the challenging journey you had to make.
I am glad and happy that you managed to get here. That you were able to leave IS and its war behind and did not drown in the Mediterranean.
But I am afraid you are not safe here.
Burning asylum homes, daily attacks on refugees and a brown [tn: used in German as a synonym for Nazi] mob running through the streets. I have always fought against the fact that that’s how it is here.
I wanted an open, friendly Europe. One in which I’d be happy to live and where we would both be safe. Sorry.
I am so unbelievably sorry for both of us.
You, you are not safe, because we live in a racist society. I, I am not safe because we live in a sexist society.
But what I am most sorry about is that the circumstances of the sexist and excessive actions that were done to me will only contribute to the increasing and ever more aggressive racism to which you are exposed.
I promise you I will scream. I will not allow it to go on happening. I will not look on and do nothing and let it happen when racists and concerned citizens say you are the problem.
You are not the problem. You are actually not any problem. You are mostly wonderful people, who have earned the right as much as anyone else to be safe and free. That you for being who you are – and it’s great that you are here.