Lara Logan attacked because she was “Jewish”

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 Sister Toldjah)

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

  1. […] a post yesterday I argued that the gang-rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan in Cairo was a product both of Islamic misogyny and Islamic antisemitism. Regarding the latter, the invaluable Dr. Andrew […]

    • Carl says:

      Misogynistic, definitely. Anti-Semitic, definitely NOT since Arabs are Semites.

      • Sorry, but you’re ignoring the commonly accepted definition of the word, which it’s had since it originated in Germany in the 19th century. Yes, Arabs are Semites, but Antisemitism has always specifically referred to bigotry against Jews. It’s meaningless pedantry to argue otherwise.

        • Carl says:

          You are correct…I am ignoring this definition because in my opinion, those who originated that definition in Germany are trying to claim themselves as the only Semites. They are attempting to steal the Semitic label for themselves and only when challenged with the truth do they admit they are not the only Semites. So each time I see the definition being skewed I make certain that that truth is known.

          When you say “commonly accepted”, certainly you are NOT arguing that this definition is commonly accepted among Arabs and other Semites?

  2. […] Of course, in their sick, twisted minds they thought they were justified in attacking and raping Logan, because they thought she was Jewish. […]

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