Horrifying details of the Bataclan Theatre Islamic massacre in Paris revealed after all these months
The Islamic State terrorists who attacked the Bataclan theater in Paris last November not only killed scores of innocents — they also gouged out the eyes and sliced up the genitals of some of the victims, according to testimony in a disturbing French report.
Some victims’ bodies from the second floor of the theater had been beheaded, eviscerated and otherwise mutilated, according to two secondhand accounts reported to a parliamentary commission set up to investigate the attack.
The investigation’s chair, conservative lawmaker Georges Fenech, complained to the commission that details of the mutilations have been kept from families and the press, according to an online transcript.
“They had cut off his testicles,” Fenech said during testimony.
French law-enforcement officials who also testified for investigators insisted, meanwhile, that there was no evidence that victim injuries were caused by anything other than gunfire and shrapnel.
One official, Michel Cadot, the prefect of police in Paris, stressed that no knives were recovered from the scene.
“Some of the bodies found at the Bataclan were extremely mutilated by the explosions and weapons, to the point that it was sometimes difficult to reconstruct the dismembered bodies,” said investigator Christian Saint.
But Fenech stood by his account. “Someone put his testicles in his mouth,” he said.
The torture allegations surfaced in March during some 200 hours of testimony before an investigative committee of the French National Assembly.
The investigation found a lack of coordination among European intelligence agencies, which failed to prevent coordinated attacks that
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