Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CBS News Reporter Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted by Freedom Loving Egyptian Mob

Come for the freedom! Oh, and that infidel babe over there. Let's celebrate deposing Mubarak with a good old-fashioned gangrape!

On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a "60 Minutes" story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.


FrankG said...


Michael Ryan said...

Is there some part of the term "mob" that the media don't understand? Is there something that drives them to enter the most volatile social situations on the planet thinking they are immune to what's going on? Are they born with a stunted flight reflex? Oh, and are the CBS execs just brainless twits, or did they figure a hawt babe would help ratings?

Michael Ryan said...

Oh, yeah, now this is sympathy - http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/259833/appalling-reaction-outrageous-crime

daveinboca said...

<p>I was a State Dept FSO trained as an Arabist and lived in four Arab countries. I’ve visited Egypt several dozen times both as a USG diplomat and afterwards as a Political Risk Analyst for Amoco, the largest foreign corporation in Egypt. What happened to Lara is absolutely inexcusable, but the photo shows her heading into the crowd without a shawl or scarf, the bare minimum a woman must wear in order not to be considered a prostitute when she walks in the streets of Cairo. TV snaps of Christiane Amanpour & other western female reporters show them wearing a shawl/scarf when she was in a public street situation. Americans are notoriously [indeed all Brit Empire Anglos seem to be] very disrespectful or ignorant of foreign customs, just as a matter of course. Strange as it may seem to us Americans, Lara may have been perceived by the animals who attacked her as disrespecting Egyptian customs, flaunting a feminist agenda, or even taunting them by wearing inappropriate [to their eyes] apparel in a public situation. That’s the way the minds of these medieval males work.
</p><p>No excuses, but Lara did not do the very minimum required to show that “when in Cairo, do as the Cairenes do.”
</p><p>But Lara's brutal gangrape experience happened the night of the "Liberation: and it's taken four days for CBS to even reveal that it happened.   Don't they at CBS hate it when the joyous narrative is interrupted by the reality that this is an Islamic country which treats women generally as chattels and breeding fodder?  CBS sucks.

Henry Krinkle said...

When the right-wing government of El Salvador raped and murdered four American churchwomen we should have broke off ties with them?

Henry Krinkle said...

Group Says Honduran Cops on Rape Spree Since Coup

Did you oppose the Honduran coup government?

Toejam said...

Shoulda been wearing a burqa!

celebs4truth said...

This is unfortuate, but if your too stupid to know the customs, and have respect for traditions in other countries...especially in a hightened emotional state like Egypt is right now, then you deserve what you get! In their eyes, because of their customs, she was dressed like a prostitute, and she got treated like one.