- - Thursday, May 11, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

On June 22, 2016, The Washington Times ran a scathing piece on racist, anti-refugee sentiment in Idaho (“Story of Syrian migrants gang-raping Idaho girl embellished by anti-refugee movement: Authorities,” Web). The article was short on facts and made it seem that people were lying and making things up about poor, disenfranchised refugees purely out of hate. Yet the five-year-old girl in question wasn’t just “touched.” She was raped, pushed, slapped, punched and urinated on. The young boys who did it (ages 9, 10 and 14) laughed and danced around her as she lay there terrified. They even filmed the entire situation. It was only by the grace of God that an off-duty nurse wandered into the laundry room to stop this abuse.

Your newspaper, the national media and the Obama administration not only misrepresented the story but pilloried and defamed caring Americans as racists for sticking up for the five-year-old victim. The boys were of Iraqi and Afghani descent. The little barbarians didn’t seem to have a care in the world, not a moral or value among them — oddly similar to the Obama administration, which threatened to prosecute anyone speaking out against these “saintly” new arrivals. The local county prosecutor was no better; Grant Loebs vilified local Americans for being disgusted and angered.

As Americans, we are constantly bombarded with the female rights, black rights, refugee rights, gay rights, transgender rights and immigrant rights. Yet what the left and so called “journalists” always seem to miss is basic human rights. This young girl was brutally assaulted and will be forever psychologically malformed. But because she doesn’t fit into the political narrative, her needs get tossed aside, like little more than a piece of refuse. This young girl deserves an official apology from your newspaper and our former president.

WILLIAM S. WEBBER V

Beverly, Mass.

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