Skip to comments.Lara Logan Attacked, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt (CBS Reporter)
Posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:48 PM PST by Beaten Valve
CBS News says that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted last Friday in Cairos Tahrir Square while filming a piece for 60 Minutes.
From the CBS News statement:
On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS 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 a 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.
There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.
I’m surprised this doesn’t happen to more of our Western reporter babes covering the Muslim zone. Those guys regard uncovered women as whores and fair game.
A dangerous element? I thought this was democracy in action. I guess it was, she voted against the assault and the others voted for it.
She’d better watch out.....next thing we know they’ll try to kill her for the crime of being assaulted.
I just don’t feel sorry for reporters that put themselves in dangerous situations while denying the evil elements around them.
So why the hell would you release this then?
Google her name and you'll get at least 50 hits on the story. This is about the best publicized “privacy” story I've ever seen!
Sounds like a typical street festival for muslim males
I had Christian friends who attended a festival and whose daughters, when threatened, were taken off the streets and protected in the homes of valiant Copts
Yeah this culture has so much to teach the west about morality
Although I'm hesitant to make a political point off the back of her tragedy, but...this should be a cautionary tale for those who wish to put American Service women in direct, front-line combat roles. In that part of the world, this isn't an isolated incident.
Why dont they use the word RAPE ???
Is it PC to admit that Barry’s pals are rapists ???
exactly, did no one think that sending a young pretty blond wearing a low cut top into the middle of a lawless situation in the middle east of all places was smart thing to do. These guys really do treat women worse than cattle.
She is lucky to be alive. Reason number 1,333 why women should steer clear of Muslim scumbag countries.
Whew.... after we were told how peaceful this thing went.
These scum bags will do a hell of a job governing a country. So glad our prez thinks they practice the “religion of peace”.
As far as the MSM is concerned, this is the only newsworthy rape at the festivities.
If it was done by the people the MSM wasn’t cheering for we would have heard about this story within minutes.
She was not smart enough to cover up like the Egyptian woman, tight reveling clothing is the same as her being naked.
CBS really knows how to protect their female reporters....send them tho dangerous places to get raped and beaten.... then CBS reports it all to the world with no regard for privacy concerns of the individual. Though she maybe liberal, but why broadcast her raping....this is
puzzling about liberals...
I would sincerely hope she has learned .. they're friggin' animals of a baser sort and a cancer to civilized society.
All they have going for them is a frenzied mob of sufficient numbers to produce a state of terror to the unprepared.
A gun, my dear, would have gone a long way to show those vermin what a real American woman of freedom and libeerty was all about.
Instead, she will tout the merits of other women instead of her self.
A speedy recovery and prayers for your well being and calmed spirit.
My goodness, you took away my exact words.
“Democracy in action.”
This is what all these media folks have been working for.
And she was saved by the army, whom they all deplore.
Hope she’s OK - she’s usually pretty good, even though it’s CBS.
Yep, they’re in the middle of what is often close to a riot - pretty dangerous place.
It may be fortunate she got out alive, although this is pretty terrible.
Prayers for her recovery.
I'm sure Logan, even before this event, had no idealistic pretense about the "greatness" of Islam.
Muslims/arabs consider women dirt.
Isn’t she the ex-model/homewrecker who had men brawling over her in Baghdad? Yeah, she’s a wild one alright. Probably thought it was cute going into a crowd of known savages in revealing clothing who, no doubt, had read about her sexual exploits.
the female reporters and Anderson Cooper will be wearing burkas from now on....
Another Obama victory.
How many $$$ millions does this babe grab per annum?
prayers for her recovery
CBS bears some responsibility and of course the muslim thugs.
But who could not see this as a possibility given muslims attitudes toward women?
Did you ever hit the nail on the head!
Women who look like that are never safe in Muslim countries unless they are dressed in a burqua ... and then only if accompanied by their husband ... and hopefully another couple of dozen or so armed bodyguards
Women are as cattle, and should be treated like the stupid pack animals that they are!
(hey, just stating the facts as Muslim men see it)
This is a very sad thing. It’s horrible to see how our “PC” culture has made people so vulnerable to the animals that prowl the streets, here and in Cario.
In the days prior to this bad incident, western news crews with men or with women in the makeup of the crews were often roughed up. I think it was irresponsible for CBS and the other news organizations to keep sending in crews without some real security as this or a crew death was bound to happen. I am sad this young woman was so wrongly harmed.
That is horrible. Hope she is recovering from the physical wounds—the emotional wounds will take a lifetime to heal.
I knew there were a large number of thugs/animals among that crowd. They sure didn’t look like your average middle-class Egyptians to me.
God help the women of Egypt now! (Nobody else will.)
She is not very good. Before we all forget who exactly this stellar reporter is because of the severity of her assault.
She hails from South Africa.
Barry’s pals aren’t rapist-rapists.
Not like she wasn't aware, though: this is from 2001.
Byline: ROSA PRINCE Lara, 30, who acknowledged that a sex attack was "always a possibility" while working among Afghanistan's brutal tribal factions, was saved by her loyal interpreter. She had interviewed the gun- carrying Alliance fighters and faced having to stay in the area overnight because it would be unsafe to travel after dark. The pair tried to bribe translator Mohammed Mohammadullah into delaying her departure and told him they planned to "have their way" with her.
Mohammadullah refused the offer and rushed Lara to safety. "He was a man who I trusted - literally - with my life," said Lara yesterday. "I will always be grateful. But I believe you have to take calculated risks. It was always a possibility that I would be raped in Afghanistan but you have to weigh up the probability of it. I was never foolhardy but I thought it all through and decided how I would cope if it did happen.
"I didn't take foolish risks and I am an experienced journalist who knows how to avoid dangerous situations."
I thought they only liked woman with mustaches?
Given that she was attacked by muslims, it can be assumed that she was SODOMIZED as well. It is their modus operandi to send a message to the infidel.
I wish her well. It will be interesting to see if she’s learned anything from it.