An African migrant sexually assaulted a French activist against mass migration, as he broke into her home.
Thaïs d’Escufon, a former spokeswoman for the banned Generation Identity movement, talked with Le Figaro about the attack.
The activist was returning home after a gym session in Lyon when she was attacked by a man who told her that he was Tunisian.
“The man surely stayed behind my back and rushed into the apartment as soon as I turned the key,” she said, adding that he took advantage of the fact that she had been wearing earphones at the time.
The perpetrator took d’Escufone’s keys and locked them both in the apartment before attempting to sexually assault her.
“He asks me if he has a chance with me, I tell him no. He wants to kiss me, but I struggled. He managed to brush my lips at one point. I begin crying, and I tell him to go. He told me to wait, that he’s going to ask me something, but I’m in a panic, and he holds my wrists. While holding my wrists, he makes me sit on the beanbag by the door, I tell him to go, and he tells me to suck him off. Panicked, I cry even more, I am terrified. He lets go, I jump up, I manage to open the door and push him out, he goes left, and I close it quickly behind me.”
The would-be rapist tried to charm d’Escufon by telling her that she had “very French features” and that she was beautiful. He also told her “I know that in France you think that all Arabs are evil, I am not like that, I swear to God.”
The immigrant, who picked up his cigarette butts before he escaped, so as not to leave any evidence that he was there, is now being prosecuted for “sexual assault, home invasion and sexual harassment”.
“This is what thousands of French women go through every day. What happened to me is what I denounce and what I’m being censored for,” said d’Escufon, by which she meant the persecution of Generation Identity, which was banned in France this year.
A number of internet users responded to the attack, who were or were not close to the Génération Identitaire, which was disbanded by the government last March, citing incitement to “violence against individuals on the grounds of their origin, race and religion”. Generation Identity has always denied this, explaining that it was drawing attention to the growing insecurity in France.
Cases of sexual violence against women in France have been steadily climbing since the migrant crisis of 2015 and 2016. From 2017 to 2018, reports of rape increased by almost 17 percent. The French Interior Ministry statistics service SSMI published a report last year which noted that cases of sexual violence had increased by 12 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year.
“All French regions have experienced increases in the number of rapes, assaults, and sexual harassment recorded by the security forces in 2019, notably Corsica, Centre-Val-de-Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, and Nouvelle-Aquitaine,” the report said.
France will hold presidential elections next April, which will resolve around identity and mass migration.
One of President Emmanuel Macron’s closest challengers, Éric Zemmour, has taken a strong stance on immigration, claiming in his campaign launch speech that he intends to oversee the “reconquest of the largest country in the world”.
A poll conducted by Harris Interactive in October showed that a majority of French citizens believe that “the white and Christian population is threatened with extinction (due to) Muslim immigration”.
Source: lefigaro.fr, summit.news
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