Thursday, February 17, 2011
A female political pundit has been heavily criticised for suggesting Lara Logan should have seen her sex attack coming – and for calling the Egyptians who were protesting for democracy ‘animals’.
Debbie Schlussel posted a picture of Miss Logan on her blog, under the headline: ‘Islam Fan Lara Logan Gets a Taste of Islam’, before adding ‘How fitting that Lara Logan was “liberated” by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the “liberation”.’
It comes as an American academic, Nir Rosen, yesterday resigned from his post at New York University after calling Miss Logan a ‘warmonger’ who was ‘trying to outdo’ rival news correspondent Anderson Cooper.
CBS correspondent Miss Logan endured a ‘brutal and sustained’ sexual assault and beating while covering the resignation of President Mubarak in Egypt.
The mother-of-one had been surrounded by an angry mob of 200 people before the assault which is thought to have lasted up to half an hour. She had to be saved by a group of women and 20 Egyptian soldiers and was later taken to hospital.
Yesterday Schlussel, who is Jewish, wrote: ‘Lara Logan was among the chief cheerleaders of this ‘revolution’ by animals. ‘Now she knows what Islamic revolution is really all about. ‘So sad, too bad, Lara. ‘No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows. Or so we’d hope.
‘Hope you’re enjoying the revolution, Lara! Alhamdilllullah [praise allah].’
This article was posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:27 am