Originally posted by kmax87
So your typical sexual assault victim has the presence of mind to distinguish between two foreign languages while being assaulted.
Its interesting in this case how much analysis you've given over to casting shade on a victims story. For a minute there it was as if you were taken over by the spirit of one of the many makes you detest on this forum.
Kmax87 again fails badly, at his best, to comprehend what I wrote.
"...how much analysis you've given to casting shade on a victim's story."
While I am not certain what Kmax87 means by 'casting shade', I have cast *no doubt*
upon the victim's story as reported in 'The Daily Mail' article cited by Whodey.
Indeed, I took *literally* its statement that the attackers were speaking Arabic or Farsi.
I would submit that a 'typical sexual assault victim' does *not* suddenly become unable
to recognize any of the languages that she speaks. (I know enough Arabic to recognize
it when I hear it, though I may not understand it all, particularly given its many dialects.)
Arabic and Farsi are very different languages. So it seems clear enough that, given her
inability to distinguish between these languages, Selin Goerin does not speak either one.
So it seems that the victim was *guessing* about which language her attackers were speaking.
Now one of her guesses might have been correct. But my point was that there are many
foreign languages that an ignorant person could plausibly confuse with Arabic or Farsi.
So all that we really seem to know now is that the men were apparently of Middle Eastern
appearance (that's my guess, not a quote) and speaking a language unknown to the victim.
I don't know how to narrow down that rather vague description to get accurate knowledge
knowledge of the men's nationality, ethnicity, or migrant status.
Whodey was wrong to accuse Selin Goerin of 'lying about the nationality of those who raped her.'
'To lie' means to tell a falsehood intentionally. And Selin Goerin did not do that.
How could she have known the nationality of the man (or men) who sexually assaulted her
when she apparently had to guess about which language he (or they) were speaking?