Terror happens everywhere, crimes all around; but never have I seen it happen this way. Only in Beirut.
This is a country were you can do any sort of crime and hide behind a politician (wasta). Two girls decide they want to go pubbing in Gemayze.
The pub’s name was “fame”. As soon as they enter, one girl decides to go the bathroom, she goes down the stairs. As shes entering she sees a huge guy follow her. She enters does her business and comes out. The guy is still there looking fucked up. As she’s washing her hands, he comes to her side and whispers something in her ear, she does not respond. I guess we all know what happened next. Forcibly pushed her to the wall and started grabbing her, of course she tries screaming but grabs her by the mouth, bites his dirty hands and screams for her life. The bartender came down and lots of other customers. The girl is now crying in shock and they ask what happened; That idiot was trying to assault me. What does the bartender say ? “you stupid slut, go do your business elsewhere, this is not a ‘da3ara’ area (whore house). She rushed out feeling disgusted without a word and the police are already outside because of the screams. People were outside the pubs staring at her with disgust, not even pity. The asshole tries running away but they catch him and take both of them to the station. She enters the room, having to explain what had happened. The very “nice” man tells her to hurry up because he wants to sleep. After explaining, they tell the young girl that she maybe drunk and need to do a drug test, sleep for a night at the ‘nazara’ with other criminals and having it affect her judicial record. The man would be set free.
This is what happens in a fucked up country were you cant do anything without having some politician having your back. When is this going to stop ? No I didn’t make the story up. No I didn’t interview this girl. I am her. This happened to me in Fame Gemayze. The only remaining thing left for the Lebanese people there was to stone me to death. When is this beautiful country going to wake up and stand as one ? Why I didn’t speak up ? To whom am I going to speak up ? The politicians ? the police ? the judgmental people ?
The man at the office told me that there were over 20 cases of my case in that station everyday. Its all happening in Gemayze and no one ever does anything.