Skip to comments.'They raped me with their hands': Reporter Lara Logan reveals terrifying details of mob sex attack
Posted on 04/29/2011 4:22:40 PM PDT by Gondring
The 39-year-old CBS foreign correspondent said she was convinced she was going to die when the frenzied mob tore her away from her film crew and bodyguard in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
A group of at least 200 men beat her, pinched her and tore at her clothes in a 40-minute attack that only ended when a group of women came to her aid.
She told the New York Times: 'For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands...What really struck me was how merciless they were.
'They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence.'
She revealed the terrifying details in an interview with the newspaper today, and is expected to speak about her attack at greater length in an appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday.
'I thought, not only am I going to die here, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever and ever and ever.'
The attack lasted 40 minutes. She was only rescued when a group of local women brought 20 Egyptian soldiers to her aid.
Just two months after the attack, Ms Logan has already vowed to return to Afghanistan and other conflict zones, but said she has decided she will not return to Middle Eastern countries while widespread protests are ongoing. She told the Times: 'The very nature of what we do - communicating information - is whats undoing these regimes. It makes us the enemy, whether we like it or not.'
More than a dozen foreign journalists have been kidnapped in Libya since the uprising began there.
Times journalist Lynsey Addario said she was groped and harassed by her Libyan captors, a story which Ms Logan said was a 'setback' to her own recovery.
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I don't even have any hesitation or qualms about the hate that I feel toward such animals as those who attacked her.
This is outrageous!!!! I want to know what airport and who the TSA agents were that did this.....
Ah....democracy don’t you just love it. There just fighting for democracy, just ask anyone of these A holes we have in Washington.
Now it will be interesting to see if she is black-listed or called islamaphobe by the left. Will she be accused of exaggerating as a publicity stunt? How will the MSM deal with this? Will it be forgotten, “nothing to see here”?
IF our President had any xx (and IF pigs could fly) he would make an international incident out of this and protect our women.
But no! “That’s just what Muslims do” — it’s multi-culti, don’t you know?
Logan has already vowed to return to Afghanistan and other conflict zones, but said she has decided she will not return to Middle Eastern countries while widespread protests are ongoing. She told the Times: 'The very nature of what we do - communicating information - is whats undoing these regimes. It makes us the enemy, whether we like it or not.'
Um, it was "regime" troops who saved her, so my bet is it was "protestors" who raped her. IOW, islamic scum...
“Raped me with their hands”. Isn’t that was Suzie Castillo was saying the other day about the TSA?
Too bad Lara Logan. You like the Muslims and the Obama Brotherhood along with all the other liberal lunatic ideas you subscribe to. 40 minutes huh? So when are you going on your next assignment to see your towel headed pals over there Lara?
Don’t waste your emotions. She doesn’t hate them and believes it was the regime that made them act this way, not the fact that she was an infidel.
Forty minutes and there isn't a single picture?
Yet these guys can "Tweet" nonstop? Really really?
Dear Miss Logan, Didn’t you do your research? Women over there are equal to farm animals. Infidel women are not worthy of respect.
Interesting. The State Department warns US travelers not to stick out and draw attention to themselves. Maybe she had to, if she wanted to do a TV report in that mob and not look like a slob...but perhaps she should have given it a second thought...or got to know the Muslim culture a bit better first (rather than after).
Exhibit 1A of why women shouldn’t be in combat either.
Of course, and if that doesn't work, they'll vilify her. Count on it.
CBS and their correspondents don't have any credibility anymore so please excuse me if I tend to believe that this young lady has grossly exaggerated "a" situation in order to advance her career..........
Has anybody checked YouBoob?
Yet GloriousReaderTM has said zilch about this.
She had better be glad she wasn’t caught up in a group of evil tea party guys!/s
If not for America and Israel they would be picking daisies and loving everybody. Such a peaceful religion.
Pray for America
“I walked into a snake pit and got BIT! OUTRAGE!”
awareness of the sexual violence women journalists face when reporting from conflict zones.I think there's a preventative solution to take now !
He said: 'Theres a code of silence about it that I think it is in Laras interest and in our interest to break.'Or, maybe not...
Up Next on CBS: Lara Logan reports - The London Zoo: Live from inside the lion's cage!
‘They raped me with their hands’
Awww...sniff...she obviously hasn’t been thru a TSA screening yet.
This sounds like the case of the white aid worker who was raped by a black Haitian man and used it to justify how she’s even more qualified to speak to the oppression of Haitians.
Terrible and horrifying. But, now she intends to go on a world tour lecturing about the dangers posed to women by radical Islamic men without ever using the words radical or Islamic.
‘They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence”
She shouldn't be so judgmental of another culture.
Muslims are 8th Century perverts who got trapped in some mental medieval time-warp and who place more value on their camel than they do on any woman anywhere.
Muslims in general are no different that this mob that showed the naive lib jouranist what the real muslim world was really like. If they ever do gain enough power the whole of mankind will come out much worse off, if it survives at all.
Unless something intervenes and put them back in the 8th Century WITHOUT resources to inflict suffering, it is going to come down to “the only good muslim is a dead muslim”.
The attack lasted 40 minutes. She was only rescued when a group of local women brought 20 Egyptian soldiers to her aid... she has decided she will not return to Middle Eastern countries while widespread protests are ongoing. She told the Times: 'The very nature of what we do -- communicating information -- is what's undoing these regimes. It makes us the enemy, whether we like it or not.'Since that statement is completely contrary to what actually happened -- she was attacked by the people who were tearing at the Egyptian regime -- it's clear that any communication or information from here will be lies.
Americans need to understand that most of the rest of the world does not have the belief system(s) we do.
Reality check - she is damn lucky to be alive.
She told the New York Times: For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands...What really struck me was how merciless they were.
They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence
She shouldn’t be so judgmental of another culture.
I am a little confused. Why would she think her American rights work in any country she would step in.
When in Rome do as a Roman.
She should of walked like an Egyptian.
Whine whine whine bitch moan whine.......
Stay home girly.....you are not fit for working out of New York
No kidding. See post 16.
And if not, they’ll accuse others of villifying her. See post #36.
After all she went through and she refuses to identify her attackers as the Muslim protesters, she must either be scared for her family’s life to speak the truth or she lost some brain capacity, I hate to say.
Lara you do not have to leave this country to practice your trade... there is a regime set up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue you could expose.
Kinda like riding the NYC subway during rush hour.
Um, I’m pretty sure the Koran approves of this treatment of Infidel women. Get used to it girls.
Ain’t that the truth.
“Maybe one of them lost their watch”. LOL, TShaunK.
“Just two months after the attack, Ms Logan has already vowed to return to Afghanistan and other conflict zones, but said she has decided she will not return to Middle Eastern countries while widespread protests are ongoing. She told the Times: ‘The very nature of what we do - communicating information - is whats undoing these regimes. It makes us the enemy, whether we like it or not.’”
No one should have to endure what she did.
Having said that, it’s apparent that she really didn’t learn much about what life is like in those places, eh?
I am so sad she had to wake up in such a violent way. A muslim mob raped liberal suffers worse than our typical inner city mugged liberal.
I hope Laura can connect the dots to the efforts of Demnocrats and Rinos instituting Shira in the name of Muslim tolerance in the US.
Women can not afford to tolerate Islam in the US.
First hand experience of how women are treated in this culture... glad she lived to talk about it.
She lived to lie about it. Self esteem is more important then truth ya know
The triumphant “revolutionaries” did this, NOT the regime.
In fact, once the Egyptian women found her, Eyptian army soldiers rescued her.
I was surprised to find that Lara has small children. I hate what happened to her, but why would a mother go into such a dangerous situation un-armed and un-protected??
The stupidity fits the media template, though.
Sad that she had to endure such trauma and learn absolutely nothing from the experience. She wasn't raped because she was "communicating information" and it probably wasn't partisans of "the regime" who did it.