CBS reporter sexually assaulted in Egypt

Posted by: Phineas on February 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm

**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.

via Allahpundit

LINKS: Earlier posts about Islamic misogyny.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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16 Responses to “CBS reporter sexually assaulted in Egypt”


  1. Mad Monica says:

    I agree with you, completely. This, to me, is a very scary situation. A line has been crossed with this action and that does not bode well for ANY of the press in the area.

    Once this sort of thing happens one time, there’s no telling what will happen next.

    Have ya noticed the silence from NOW and the other groups so far? Haven’t heard a word from ’em about this and this gal was part of the media, meaning she might well agree with their politics. That means they won’t even stick up for their OWN, much less the rest of us!

    I’d sure like to know when these so-called “women’s rights” groups are going to actually stand up for women’s rights. Because I ain’t seen a whole lot of that sort of thing so far.

    God bless this lady and I hope she gets well soon. And I hope those who assaulted her get their just desserts in the form of a flaming something crammed..well, nevermind. Let’s just wish her good luck and a speedy recovery.

  2. ST says:

    Anthony – couldn’t have said it better myself. Well done.

  3. Carlos says:

    Ah, yes. This from the “religion of peace” (or, in this case, “piece”) that exhorts its adherents to peace, love and respect for all humans.

    Unless, of course, they aren’t even from the “correct” sect of that “religion of peace.”

    Or are anything but from the “religion of peace”, like Jew or Christian or (Allah forbid!) a Hindu or even a animist!

    Yeah, they seem to be singing their “Kumbaya” just a little off-key. Always have, always will.

    But there’s not a liberal in the world who’ll notice that.

  4. Moira says:

    This is horrifying. It goes without saying that her human rights were violated and the attack represents the ultimate invasion of privacy. She was targeted because of where she’s from, what she looks like and what she represents. It was an assault inflicted on her but directed at all Western women. The whole thing absolutely sickens me. One small mercy is that Lara Logan is a strong person and courageous. If anybody can get through this, she can. I pray that she does.

  5. Zilla says:

    That poor woman, I pray for her strength and healing. How awful. This is how the “religion of peace” shows “respect” to women. And this happened while they were HAPPY – imagine what they’d have done if they were mad, which they USUALLY are in the cult of perpetually offended islamic rage.

  6. ChristianLoveIsBetter says:

    You won’t see devout Christians treating women this way. Islam is barbaric and evil.

  7. Steve Skubinna says:

    Damn that Sarah Palin! For how long must we live under that woman’s regime of hatred?

    Connection? How dare you ask me what connection there is? You, sir, are worse than Hitler!

    Although not even Hitler was as bad as Palin. Or Bush.

    If this reporter had worked for FoxNews, the left would be blaming her for the assault. However, since she works for CBS we can sure responsibility rests with Palin, Beck, and Limbaugh.

    And no, I’m not minimizing what this woman went through. I’m just trying to get ahead of the domestic commentary.

  8. Phineas says:

    Some on the Left are blaming her.

    I generally don’t believe people should be fired for saying stupid, even appalling things. In this case, I’m willing to make an exception.

  9. Steve Skubinna says:

    Damn, Phineas, I came back just to post the same link.

    And I agree with you that Rosen should not be fired. He should, however, be punched so hard he pisses blood and shits teeth.

    No, that is not a metaphor. I seriously mean this POS needs a physical beating.

  10. soon to be brought to a city or town near you by the american politicans.

  11. Hotspur says:

    Debbie Schlussel is making fun of her on her site.

    Seriously, no wonder Debbie has lost all of her friends on the right. She’s a stark-raving loon.

  12. Lara's Iraqi Reporting Twin says:

    I should have never went to bat for the religion of piece here in Iraq. I was always playing devils advocate for the US military opponents and the Iraqi “people” while reporting for the Katie Couric Fuzzy Bunny network.

    My lesson: the Devil don’t need no avocate.

    (Author of this post does not, to any extent whatsoever, hold the opinion that Lara Logan deserved to be raped.)

  13. Great White Rat says:

    Phineas, Steve – Rosen has already submitted his resignation – which sounds to me like he was given the choice of quitting or being fired.

    At least the NYU statement doesn’t take the usual way of weaseling out with some weak statement about apologizing “to the extent someone was offended by his remarks”. They’re coming right out and flatly condemning the remarks.

  14. Great White Rat says:

    Steve observes:

    However, since she works for CBS we can sure responsibility rests with Palin, Beck, and Limbaugh.

    And BUSH!!!!1! How could you forget Bush???!

    I also blame global warming, by the way.

  15. Phineas says:


    I hope someone gave that pig Rosen a swift kick in the arse on the way out the door, too.

  16. Sefton says:

    I hope someone gave that pig Rosen a swift kick in the arse on the way out the door, too.

    A better spot would be to turn him around, kick him there, then have security drag him out.