This seriously undermines the politicians’ and media’s meme that these Muslim abusers of German women were an organized crime element.
But Selina is confident robbery was not the point of the attacks. “They really had anything else in mind but to steal my cellphone. Definitely. I am one hundred percent convinced or else I wouldn’t have it anymore,” she told SWR Fernsehen.
A 26-year-old Cologne victim named Selina found herself surrounded by as many as a hundred men who she says looked at her and a friend as if they were “free meat” in a grocery store.
A translation of Selina’s interview with German television channel SWR Fernsehen was uploaded Thursday. At her request the station did not mention her last name.
“They all looked at us like we were free meat at the supermarket, fair game, checking to see if it’s still fresh,” Selina said. “There were hands that touched us, our butts and other parts of our bodies. It is simply indescribable. Never in my life before was I so afraid,” she added.
Asked to describe her attackers, Selina said, “they spoke Arabic overwhelmingly.” She recalls that if you tried to speak German the attackers didn’t seem to understand at all.
Many of the victims, including some of the women who have described sexual assaults at the hands of groups of men, were also robbed of their phones or other items. Some reports have suggested the sexual assault was just a tactic used to distract victims while their items were being stolen.