Lara Logan attacked because she was “Jewish”

Posted by: Phineas on February 16, 2011 at 11:45 am

**Posted by Phineas

In a follow up to yesterday’s nauseating story, we see two themes that are central to Islam: contempt for women and hatred of Jews. Tragically for Lara Logan, they came to a focus in her. From The New York Post:

“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, “Jew! Jew!” as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s main square Friday, CBS and sources said yesterday.

The TV crew with Logan, who is also the network’s chief foreign correspondent, had its cameras rolling moments before she was dragged off — and caught her on tape looking tense and trying to head away from a crowd of men behind her in Tahrir Square.

“Logan was covering the jubilation . . . when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration,” CBS said in a statement. “It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy.

“In the crush of the mob, [Logan] 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,” the network added. “She is currently in the hospital recovering.”

A network source told The Post that her attackers were screaming, “Jew! Jew!” during the assault. And the day before, Logan had told Esquire.com that Egyptian soldiers hassling her and her crew had accused them of “being Israeli spies.” Logan is not Jewish.

Her real religious affiliation, if any, is immaterial. Logan had become the embodiment of the paranoia and conspiracy-mongering in a society that can take seriously claims that Israel has trained sharks to attack Muslims or is sending AIDs-carrying women to Egypt. And Jews have been the declared (by Muslims) enemies of Islam since the days of Muhammad, the invocation of the Muslim massacre of the Jews at Khaybar being a rallying cry to this day. Indeed, the Muslim version of the anti-Christ will be born of a Jew and lead an army of Jews. Thus calling Logan a Jew, as well has her “immodest behavior,” justified her rape. If she had just worn a niqab and stayed in her room like a proper woman… .

But don’t you dare say Islam isn’t tolerant or doesn’t respect women.

via Jihad Watch

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Logan is home with her family and adds this chilling note:

When Logan returned Saturday to the United States, she was described as being in shock and not speaking, the source added.

Poor woman. To think what she and her family are going through right now.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “Lara Logan attacked because she was “Jewish””

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  1. NC Cop says:

    Gosh, those peaceful protestors are something, huh? The way the media made them out they were all just fun, freedom loving folks!

    The “fall” of Egypt may be the beginning of very bad things to come in the Middle East. Mubarak was no treasure, but he was an ally.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Logan. She did not deserve such a horrific and violent crime for just doing her job. Get better soon!

  2. Sefton says:

    It’s no wonder the progressive left and radical Islamists have a common tactic in this regard; whether it be calling someone or group a “slur” to incite violence or simply to demonize them – ie. a “Jew” in Islamic lands, or a “racist” in the U.S. It doesn’t have to be true, it just has to work to the advancement of their evil goals.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    And across the pond, in the UK, we have some on the loony left calling for the acceptance of Sharia law in some areas in the name of multiculturalism. When that happens, incidents like this will not only be perfectly legal, they won’t even be shocking.

    The libs and the MSM have spent the last few weeks flogging the meme that all related to Mubarak was evil, while the anti-Mubarak crowd was angelic and almost as sainted as Obama himself. This story puts the lie to that narrative, so don’t be surprised if most of the media ignores it.

  4. Drew says:

    GWR –

    One can only hope that this might serve as a wake up call to the MSM and their total abrogation of responsibility to report the reality of radical Muslims. It seems that only when its one of their own who gets the venom that they wake up……….if only temporarily.

  5. IGUANA says:

    If our anointed president would speak out against Islamic intolerance, perhaps these types of attacks would not occur. But, Obama’s Islamic outreach portrays Muslims only as victims, and not close-minded bigots like those who attacked the reporter. Get off your ass, Mr. President! Speak out against Bigotry!

  6. l says:

    I pray for Ms. Logan, and for all those unjustly placed in pain and harm, to have the strength to be weak at such times.

    May she heal in the warmth of Our Creator.

    May she forgive the perpetrators who do more harm to themselves than anyones vengance could ever deliver.

    There are reasons why one of Our Ten Commandments instruct us not to ‘covet’.

    The apparent situation in such lands is, to my prespective, what happens when that Commandment is forgotten.

  7. fwi says:

    Will she begin to see the light, or will she cling to her progressive ideology in spite of it all?

  8. nina says:

    These people are animals. They should stay on their caliphate. Time to round them up and deport them from the west. Let them swim on their own sewer.