Skip to comments.African women say rebels raped them in Libyan camp
Posted on 09/08/2011 3:05:10 AM PDT by markomalley
When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west of Tripoli, the women here brace for the worst.
The rebels who ring the camp suddenly open fire. Then they race into the camp, shouting "gabbour, gabbour" - Arabic for whore - and haul away young women, residents say.
"You should be here in the evening, when they come in firing their guns and taking people," one woman from Nigeria said Wednesday as she recounted the nightly raids on the camp. "They don't use condoms, they use whatever they can find," she said, pointing to a discarded plastic bag in a pile of trash.
As she spoke, other women standing nearby nodded in agreement.
There is no way to know how many women have been raped here, where hundreds of Africans have settled in and around the boats of a marina. No one keeps statistics in the camp, and foreign aid workers say they are prohibited from discussing the allegations on the record. International Red Cross representatives say only that they have spoken to rebel leaders about "security concerns."
But the story that women tell is part of a larger picture of abuse of black Africans in Libya that is emerging in the wake of the rebel victory, born of allegations that deposed strongman Moammar Gadhafi often hired sub-Saharan Africans to fight for him.
Hundreds of black Africans have been swept up and are being held in makeshift prisons awaiting some sort of judicial finding of whether they were mercenaries or not. Thousands more are trapped in refugee camps. They can't leave the camps, they say, for fear they'll be targeted on the streets. They do not feel safe inside the camps, either.
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And these animals couldn’t even wait for a victory celebration in the central square with live, fawning coverage by the MSM.
Great job by the Dali’Bama..... Islamakazis bring blacks back to slavery with help from the first black precedent in the USA.
McCain said they were his heroes
Horrifying shades of Sophia Loren’s film “Two Woman.”
Poor, poor women. Dear God: please protect these women.
Europe may come to regret toppling Ghadify, because it’s only a short ride across the Gibraltar Strait.
Don’t say “black Africans”. Say African-Africans.
Africa wins again.
What, weren't any goats available? Filthy muzzie scum...let them all kill each other.
Don't worry, America will help. I'm sure Obozo's administration is working on a condom drop even as we read.
[surprised they are using anything at all]
Just muslims being muslims.
Raping, torturing and killing your prisoners goes right back to Mad Mo, the “perfect muslim.”
How do they get a used Walmart plastic bag to stay on? And I suppose it’s to protect the rapist.
The fruits of the “arab spring”.
Liberal news agancies are complaining that Obama did not get the credit he deserves for this mess.
Personally I have no qualms about his being given the credit.
He deserves all the credit he can get.
So does NATO.
The crazy thing is that these same people who go around raping keep their own women covered up in black tent-like garments. When they go home they are probably taking AIDs home with them.
Look for a big jump in AIDs in Libya.
Both sides stink on ice. A nutty dictator vs. Al Qaeda.
I’m just sorry our government didn’t have the common sense to put the fighting on the big screen and pop some popcorn.