Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lara Logan's TV Testimony

Lara Logan was on the American programme 60 Minutes last weekend. No, I did not watch it, although I did write about Lara Logan back in March.

From Israel National News, comes an insightful column from a woman who did watch Logan:

by Prof. Phyllis Chesler

Unbelievably, Logan was careful not to use the words “Muslim” or “Islam.” She refused to characterize what happened to her as “barbaric.” You will disagree.

I watched Lara Logan on CBS’s Sixty Minutes this week.

She was blonde, beautiful, brave, tearful, soft-spoken, strong, clear, eloquent, still obviously traumatized (who wouldn’t be?) — and yet, although she has been praised for “breaking the silence” about the sexual violence that afflicts female or foreign journalists in the field, Logan was still careful not to use the words “Muslim” or “Islam.” She still refused to characterize what happened to her as “barbaric.”

In her own words: She said that two to three hundred pairs of hands, one after the other, grabbed at parts of her body, and kept raping her non-stop. The mob had torn off all her clothing and the more she screamed the more excited they became.

When someone yelled that she was an “Israeli, a Jew,” the frenzied mob turned murderous. They continued to beat her with flagpoles and sticks. They tried to tear her apart, limb from limb. They were tearing her muscles in every direction. They tried to tear her scalp off her skull. She believed that not only was she going to die but that she would die a long, slow, torturous death.

This went on for 25 minutes.

I would call this “barbaric,” “monstrous,” a lynching-in-the-making.

Logan did not....

Go read the rest here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous poster[ecks why].
Political correctness is a form of willful ignorance.

I have faith in the New Testament revelation of God but I also believe that between Ms. Chesler's commentary and eck's words on the evils of Islam posted here there is great truth available for anyone who cares to read.

As Ms. Chesler said in her original article, they have declared war on us - but politically correct multi-culti westerners are in denial.

I don't foresee singing Kumbaya and celebrating diversity with the likes of the demonic hordes who assaulted Lara Logan...perhaps we can appreciate their diversity with drone missile attacks and Special Forces operations.