[Originally posted by faithstar979 at YouTube]
Testimony of Dr. Jihad about the events of excessive force use by the riot polce towards those who were praying at Al-Sadiq Mosque.
TRANSLATION provided with this video:
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I am a psychologist, my area of expertise is in curing fear. I always give my patients two examples of fear as a natural feeling that all people experience. The 1st example is if you’re walking alone at night and suddenly you are attacked by dogs. It is natural for you to feel scared. The 2nd example is riot police attacking your house. For years I have been giving this second example theoretically, but what happened on the 21st of this month, is that I experienced the example practically. On that day I went to the Al-Sadeq mosque to pray, I arrived after the prayers were over and people were starting to leave the mosque. I started to pray my first prayer (maghreb), but when I started in the second (alesha) I heard slogans being chanted outside. But it wasn’t even 5 minutes before I heard the attack on the group of men standing outside. I started praying faster so I could fly out of there. I realized that it was only me and two other men who were still inside the mosque. One of them was calling to the women to leave the mosque. As I finished my prayer I saw the riot police entering the mosque. But I thought to myself I’ll just take my shoes quietly and leave, after all I’m a respected doctor. As I reached out to get my shoes there were 2 or 3 riot police. I looked at one of them, he looked big, and I was confused because he had Arab features but his body was big like a Pakistani. Then I noticed that he carried a rubber bullet gun, and he pointed it at my face as he stood 3 meters away from me. As a doctor I quickly concluded that from 3 meters he would probably crush my skull. I thought there is no way he would shoot, but his face told me otherwise. I closed the door and he shot at it and broke it. At this point my shoes were no longer very important to me. I ran inside the mosque, but he followed me still pointing his gun at me. I hid behind one of the columns and he shot at me again. I ran to the backdoor and saw more riot police, which meant we were surrounded. The only way out was a little opening 2 meters up in the bathroom. I saw 2 young men trying to jump to go through it and with them an old man, over 60 yrs old also trying to jump. I thought “doctor or no doctor, I have to jump too”. Everything was happening fast, I jumped and expected to fall on sand but on the other side was a paved road, and that’s how my leg broke. I felt I couldn’t move but the riot police seemed merciless, so I had to run with my one good leg. I kept running and I had to climb over a fence with the poor old man. Then we jumped into the theme park close by, where people were running away from police as well. Two men carried me and hid me somewhere so that they don’t find me. I hid there for a few hours, and when I left I didn’t feel it was safe to go to the hospital. The next day when I went and was told that I have two fractures in my leg. I was very lucky it wasn’t in the joint. But I have to have a cast for 6 weeks. I thought I was the last to leave the mosque, but later I found out on the internet and in the newspapers that there was one person who couldn’t escape, and he got shot at. He was covered in blood. So I thank God that I got out with fractures."