Friday, April 29, 2011

'They Raped Me With Their Hands'

CBS reporter Lara Logan has revealed what happened to her during Arab Spring fever in Tahrir Square, and the message she gleaned from it:
Logan, 40, was in Cairo's Tahrir Square reporting for the CBS television news show 60 Minutes when she was encircled by a mob of two to three hundred men and attacked.
There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying," she said in an interview with 60 Minutes that will air on Monday.
"I thought not only am I going to die, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever."...
There was a moment that everything went wrong," she told the New York Times in a separate interview.
As her cameraman was changing a battery, Egyptian members of her film crew heard people in the crowd talking about wanting to take Ms Logan's pants off.
"Our local people with us said, 'We've gotta get out of here'," Logan told the newspaper. "That was literally the moment the mob set on me."
For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands."...
She said the assault had opened her eyes.
Before the incident, Logan said she had not been aware of the degree of harassment experienced by women in Egypt and elsewhere.
"I would have paid more attention to it if I had had any sense of it," she said...
Indeed. But she wasn't paying attention to it--because no one in the MSM is (it's too "Islamophobic," too politically incorrect). To make sense of it, Logan needed to go elsewhere for the truth--to Phyllis Chesler's site, for example. And had she seen this series of photos, much about the experience of women in Egypt would have been revealed. 

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