A five-year-old girl raped by Muslim migrant boys in America and the mainstream media’s first instinct is to dismiss the story and label local residents racist bigots and “Islamophobes”? The “don’t ask, don’t tell” doctrine on the refugee file is becoming painfully routine— but, playing politics over the alleged rape of a five year would seem unethical and indefensible. And yet, this week, that is exactly what happened.
News out of an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho:
A five-year-old girl sexually assaulted in a laundry room by two refugee boys as a third boy looked on, filming the attack.
An eighty-nine-year-old neighbour saw suspicious activity and approached the area to become eye witness to what can only be described as a fearful scene.
Immediately, local papers rushed to discredit the story as false claims being spread to incite anti-refugee sentiment.
And their narrative was bolstered the County Prosecutor who said there had been no Syrians, no knife, and no gang-rape.
Well, just because the mainstream media was unwilling to follow up, doesn’t mean we here at The Rebel were about to ignore or downplay the broader allegations at the heart of this story.
After one news outlet published the name of the alert eighty-nine year old who became eye witness to the alleged incident, I gave that woman, Jolene Payne, a call.
WATCH my exclusive report about the incident and my conversation with Jolene Payne.
According to Ms. Payne’s account, there were three naked migrant boys in the laundry room with the naked five year old girl, who was covered in urine, and a fourth migrant boy stood outside filming the attack, which was what drew her to the scene.
Ms. Payne does not know where the boys are from specifically but confirmed they were from migrant families.
To be sure, according the the U-S State Department’s Refugee Processing Centre, Twin Falls Idaho has received over three hundred migrants from Iraq and over one hundred and sixty Sudanese migrants, while Idaho has received just shy of sixty Syrian migrants since war broke out there in 2011.
Ms Payne, a former nurse, told me she had seen a lot in her long life but nothing like this. Ms. Payne also told me there was no knife involved, but that people might be confused because of another event in Twin Falls not long ago, which involved another migrant boy who pulled a knife on another little American girl.
Ms Payne, referred to as “Grandma Jo” by the neighbourhood children, answered all my questions with consistency and a confident recollection of the facts. Her story did not sway.