Victims allegedly had testicles cut off and shoved in their mouth
Did the French government cover-up details about how victims of the Bataclan Theatre massacre were tortured and killed in order to avoid offending Muslims?
That’s the charge being made by French nationalist Boris Le Lay, whose website points to newly released documents from a parliamentary inquiry into the November 13 ISIS massacre in Paris that claimed the lives of 130 people.
The documents discuss reports of how some Bataclan victims had their testicles cut off and stuffed in their mouth, a common atrocity committed by jihadist militants across the Middle East.
Other victims were “gutted” or “decapitated” while others had their eyes gouged out as Islamists filmed the gruesome scenes.
A father of one of the victims claimed that the Institut médico-légal de Paris told him that his son had had his testicles cut off. When the father went to identify the body, he was only shown the left half of his son’s face, but subsequently noticed that the victim’s right eye had been removed.
François Molins, the public prosecutor for Paris, denies claims that any of the victims were tortured in such a manner, asserting that no bladed weapons were found at the scene.
However, people who escaped the Bataclan later told media outlets said they heard the screams of people being being tortured, with some claiming that ISIS jihadists sliced open the stomachs of their victims.
According to the website that highlighted the documents, the information about how the victims were tortured and killed was withheld from the public “to protect the image of Islam and Muslim masses, both in France and in Europe and beyond.”
If true, the issue wouldn’t be the only facet of the Bataclan attack that has prompted accusations of a cover-up.
As we previously reported, Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes, who was playing at the Bataclan Theatre when it was targeted by ISIS jihadists, claimed that he saw Muslims celebrating in the streets after the Paris massacre.
Despite pressure to retract his comments Hughes also re-iterated his belief that security guards who were working at the Bataclan Theatre on the night of the attack were complicit in the massacre.