**Posted by Phineas
By a gang of around 200:
On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign 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.
While I have nothing but praise for the women and soldiers who rescued Logan, this attack is a direct result of a religion and a culture that treats women as no better than chattel, as property to be used whenever a man wants. Look at the picture at the link: Logan’s hair was uncovered. She was probably regarded as a whore, “uncovered meat,” and treated as one.
Don’t ever, ever try to tell me again that Islam respects women. You won’t like my response.
And here’s wishing Ms. Logan well in her recovery.
LINKS: Earlier posts about Islamic misogyny.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)