Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Did Tahrir Square Rapists See Lara Logan's Booty As, Er, Booty?

Andrew McCarthy thinks he knows why infidelle Lara Logan was savagely gang-raped in Tahrir Square (h/t PR):
 ...We have heard much about the attack, but have heard next to nothing about the attackers. You are just supposed to assume it was a “mob” — the sort of thing that could have happened in any setting where raw emotion erupts, say, Wisconsin’s capitol.

Except it doesn’t happen in Madison. It happens in Egypt. It happened in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, in the riots that led to Suharto’s fall — as Sharon Lapkin recounts, human-rights groups interviewed more than 100 women who had been captured and gang raped, including many Chinese women, who were told this was their fate as non-Muslims. It happens in Muslim countries and in the Muslim enclaves of Europe and Australia, perpetrated by Islamic supremacists acting on a sense of entitlement derived from their scriptures, fueled by the rage of their jihad, and enabled by the deafening silence of the media.

As Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer has detailed, al-Azhar University endorses a sharia manual called Umdat al-Salik. It is quite clear on the subject of women who become captives of Muslim forces: “When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman’s previous marriage is immediately annulled.” This is so the woman can then be made a concubine of her captor...
Even by jihadi standards, that ain't no way to treat a concubine.

Update: Like many hair-splitters on the Left (remember The View yenta's contention that what Roman Polanski did to a 12-year-old may not have constituted "rape-rape"?), this Village Voice scribber thinks it actually makes a big difference whether Logan was "actually raped":
Now, was Logan raped last Friday? The Times's Brian Stelter skirted the question, writing, like almost all the other media, that Logan was "sexually assaulted." Was it rape, or was the sexual component of the vicious attack considerably less than that? Were there chants of "Jew! Jew" (even though she's not Jewish) while she was being attacked? It's also possible that she was sexually assaulted in every which way but rape. Yes, almost as bad, but still not as bad as rape.
So you mean to say it's "not as bad" to be serially and savagely "sexually assaulted" by scores of men as it is to be "actually raped" by, say, only one or two brutes?

Let's ask the victim of the barbarism how she feels about that, shall we?

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