Police probing radicalised teenager in Belgium find video of him and five Iraqi Muslims gang-raping drunk girl who fell unconscious at a party
- Officers found vile footage on phone of boy suspected of radicalisation
- Shows attackers laughing and singing while raping unconscious girl, 17
- One suspect told police: ‘She can’t complain. Women must obey men’
Belgian police have seized a video which reportedly shows an unconscious girl being gang-raped by a group of Iraqi Muslims.
Officers investigating the radicalisation of a 14-year-old boy in Ostend discovered the footage on his mobile phone.
The video is believed to show him and six other attackers laughing, singing and dancing around the victim who has passed out drunk at a party.
The suspects then pull down the 17-year-old’s knickers before groping and raping her.
Seven people were arrested in connection with the gang rape: two Belgian nationals and five Iraqi Muslims, it was reported by Russia Today which cited Belgian media.
One of the attackers reportedly told police: ‘She has nothing to complain about. Women must obey men.’
Reports of their response has sparked outrage in Belgium.
Ostend Mayor Johan Vande Lanotte saying the migrants must be thrown out of the country when they have served their sentences.
Theo Francken, Belgium’s minister for asylum and immigration, added: ‘Rapists won’t be given asylum. They will be sent back to Iraq if they are found guilty.’
Police discovered the footage after the student from Ostend Technical Institute was reported for showing his friends a photo of himself wearing military garb and holding a sub-machine gun.
The victim said she had attended the party in November with her boyfriend and fell unconscious after drinking too much alcohol.
After waking up, she called a taxi and went home, unaware of what had happened.
It came as the Belgian government approved a plan to combat Islamic radicalism and extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
The plan, presented Friday to reporters by Interior Minister Jan Jambon, calls for adding 300 officers this year, and more than 500 by 2017.
Jambon says 300 new officers will be added in Molenbeek and other neighborhoods with a history of radical Islamist activity.
Ninety-six police investigators will be hired and 260 TV cameras positioned to monitor movements on the highways.
Earlier reports spoke of just 100 new officers being hired.
The November attacks that killed 130 people in Paris were staged from neighboring Belgium and a subsequent official investigation revealed how ineffective the surveillance of suspected radicals in the country has often been.
Four of the Paris attackers, including suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaooud, lived in the Brussels commune of Molenbeek, one of eight areas covered by the government’s initiative.