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Lara Logan Attacked, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt (CBS Reporter)
TV Newser ^ | Feb. 15, 2011 | Alex Werpin

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 Cairo’s 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.


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KEYWORDS: burkett; cbs; cbsnews; egypt; islam; joeburkett; journalist; laralogan; muslims; religionofrape; rop
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Democracy in action.../s
1 posted on 02/15/2011 1:25:50 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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2 posted on 02/15/2011 1:27:52 PM PST by Borges
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:02 PM PST by Argus
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To: Beaten Valve
I hope she has a full and speedy recovery and also hope that she has learned that, women especially, aren't safe being in the midst of savages.
4 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:23 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Beaten Valve
...were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration

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.

5 posted on 02/15/2011 1:28:48 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Argus

She’d better watch out.....next thing we know they’ll try to kill her for the crime of being assaulted.


6 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:07 PM PST by Shimmer1 (My sympathy co-efficient for illegals is about zero)
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To: Beaten Valve

I just don’t feel sorry for reporters that put themselves in dangerous situations while denying the evil elements around them.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:24 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Beaten Valve
“There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time”

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!

9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:36 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Beaten Valve

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


10 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:33 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Beaten Valve
My prayers are with her for her and her family for a quick, and complete recovery, if that is even emotionally possible.

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.

11 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:38 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Graybeard58

Why dont they use the word RAPE ???

Is it PC to admit that Barry’s pals are rapists ???


12 posted on 02/15/2011 1:31:57 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Argus

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.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:04 PM PST by sunmars
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To: DonaldC

She is lucky to be alive. Reason number 1,333 why women should steer clear of Muslim scumbag countries.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:19 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Borges

Whew.... after we were told how peaceful this thing went.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 1:32:40 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: Beaten Valve

These scum bags will do a hell of a job governing a country. So glad our prez thinks they practice the “religion of peace”.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 1:33:47 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: silverleaf

As far as the MSM is concerned, this is the only newsworthy rape at the festivities.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:01 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Beaten Valve

If it was done by the people the MSM wasn’t cheering for we would have heard about this story within minutes.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Beaten Valve

She was not smart enough to cover up like the Egyptian woman, tight reveling clothing is the same as her being naked.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: 2banana

bump that


20 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:54 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Borges

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...


21 posted on 02/15/2011 1:36:09 PM PST by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Graybeard58
Yeah, n'though I don't know her politics or anything like that ... if she HAS been using words like, 'patriots' or 'conservatives' or 'protesters' or even 'democracy', when in fact it is all islamic noise to produce the coup de tat that was the desired result ... in preparation for the theocracy of islam ...

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.

22 posted on 02/15/2011 1:36:17 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


23 posted on 02/15/2011 1:37:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 1:38:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Beaten Valve

Prayers for her recovery.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 1:38:59 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Borges
I wonder if these losers in the press corps are starting to see what types of animals are living in these countries with all the attacks on them. Maybe their virulent defense of muslims will be tempered with reason in the future. These people are not civilized in the least and are not friends to even America hating journalists..


26 posted on 02/15/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Beaten Valve; All
Hmmm...she has a history:

Lara Logan Sex Scandal: CBS' New Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent At Center of Divorce War: Report

27 posted on 02/15/2011 1:40:55 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Beaten Valve
I would also point out that, unlike NBC's Richard Engle (who's a little leftist b!tch), Logan is unapologetically supportive of the US fighting man. She has defending the surge in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and I've heard her say that without it, the countries would have devolved into absolute anarchy, and the women and Christians would have directly suffered because of it.

I'm sure Logan, even before this event, had no idealistic pretense about the "greatness" of Islam.

28 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:26 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Beaten Valve

Muslims/arabs consider women dirt.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


30 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: sunmars

the female reporters and Anderson Cooper will be wearing burkas from now on....


31 posted on 02/15/2011 1:42:09 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Beaten Valve

Another Obama victory.


32 posted on 02/15/2011 1:42:44 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: Beaten Valve

How many $$$ millions does this babe grab per annum?


33 posted on 02/15/2011 1:43:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Beaten Valve

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?


34 posted on 02/15/2011 1:43:47 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: Beaten Valve
I wonder how she feels about Obama's unions sending bus loads of goons to private residences to terrorize it's enemies?

35 posted on 02/15/2011 1:43:55 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
This is about the best publicized “privacy” story I've ever seen!

WOW !

Did you ever hit the nail on the head!

ML/NJ

36 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:03 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Beaten Valve

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

37 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:11 PM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: Beaten Valve
She should be beaten and stoned to death for taunting poor Muslim men with her exposed skin!

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)

38 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:27 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


39 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:46 PM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: DonaldC

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.


40 posted on 02/15/2011 1:46:30 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: DonaldC

#7 Bingo!


41 posted on 02/15/2011 1:46:43 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Beaten Valve

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.)


42 posted on 02/15/2011 1:46:59 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: F15Eagle
...she’s usually pretty good, even though it’s CBS.

She is not very good. Before we all forget who exactly this stellar reporter is because of the severity of her assault.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/item_eyjZaCHJvKzu3a1xlv6ECP

43 posted on 02/15/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Beaten Valve

She hails from South Africa.


44 posted on 02/15/2011 1:48:11 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Barry’s pals aren’t rapist-rapists.

/s


45 posted on 02/15/2011 1:49:16 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Beaten Valve
Absolutely horrifying.

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."

46 posted on 02/15/2011 1:49:34 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: RavenATB

I thought they only liked woman with mustaches?


47 posted on 02/15/2011 1:50:20 PM PST by TShaunK
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To: Beaten Valve

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.


48 posted on 02/15/2011 1:51:09 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Beaten Valve
It's all fun and games until somebody get sexually assaulted.
49 posted on 02/15/2011 1:52:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Beaten Valve

I wish her well. It will be interesting to see if she’s learned anything from it.


50 posted on 02/15/2011 1:52:51 PM PST by Spok
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