Lara Logan of CBS 60 minutes, raped and beaten by Egyptians

CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan was attacked by Egyptians in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, 2011 while covering the momentous event when Hosni Mubarak left Cairo.

(CBSNews) “On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign 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 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 home recovering. Update: Logan left the hospital on Wed. Feb. 16, to recover in her Washington, D.C. home. She received a call from President Obama expressing his concern.”

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It took women and 20 Egyptian soldiers to rescue Lara. There is no mention about men rescuing this defenseless woman! I suppose they were too engrossed in raping and beating Lara Logan.

Is this the new dawn breaking for freedom in Egypt that the international media is gushing over? May God bless and protect all those journalists, particularly women, working in the field.

Many among us are aware of the plight of women in such countries that are the epicenter of warped religious aficionados and skewered views of what women represent, e.g. a receptacle for the male libido and a breeding machine, nothing more.

I shall pray for you, Lara Logan, that you will continue to be in the line of fire to report the insanity of humanity that we see unfolding. May you continue to be a beacon light for the empowerment of women around the world.

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