This Monday the TV show “60 minutes” had an interview with its own report Lara Logan, who had been covering the story out of Eygpt Tahrir square on the eve of the revolution, unfortunatly she was attacked by a crowd of happy drunken men who wanted to rape and kill her.
Wait! they can not have been drunk, its Egypt – a Muslim country and not many people consume alcohol – even on an exciting evening like that. So, what was the reason they attacked her?, surprisingly the interview does not cover that, even though the “why” question is pretty basic to good reporting.
The interview does say this – “someone shouted “she’s Jewish, she’s Israeli, she is neither…”, ah, so if she was Israeli or Jewish (or both) it would have covered the “why”, question answered, makes sense, a Jew in Egypt can not expect anything less than rape and death, nice job “60 minutes”, I don’t see any awards coming your way for this one.
So, no alcohol, a crowd of exclusively male crazies all working together without disruption to rape a foreign woman and tear her apart in a celebration for the freedom of the country, what religion covers that one? ah, yes, its Islam.
Its Islam, in which any woman not covering herself up is to blame for any male responce, its Islam where a non Muslim is concidered fair game, and can be raped or killed without any punishment, because it is not something that this religion respects (I mean female human being – of any other religion – are not respected, just look at what they do to their own girls).
And this small, silly little fact managed to escape the producers and good people of “60 Minutes”, they almost get it in the end when the brave and almost heroic Logan says that some people started talking about her breaking the silence, about women being attacked in Muslim countries, but nothing to say about why men think its OK to do this, and why they do not see it in any way to being morally wrong. Shame.
Men behave the same way in this country. And everywhere. Women are seen as prey. It’s less to do w/Islam and more to do with the fact that women just aren’t respected, period. Here’s something I found on another blog I think is apt:
“Here’s why this story is not just about Egypt, either:
In 2000, in New York’s Central Park, an assault similar to Logan’s occurred during a parade. Seven women were attacked. In the United States. Attacks occur everywhere, every day. Again and again.
The assault did not happen because Logan was a reporter in a dangerous country. It did not happen because that country happens to be Muslim. It happened because sexual assault occurs every single day to women everywhere in the world.”
It is (unfortunately) true that sexual assaults occur every day and in every country, but I do not recall a parade that ended with 7 nearly killed and sexually attacked. In this blog we try and cover the terrible things that religions allow, among them many sexual issues (from all religions by the way, this one focused on Islam but it does not mean that other religions are clean).
Check out this saying from a Muslim religious leader – The imam then spoke on the issue of headscarves. “I ask a simple question: which women are more often the target of rapes and sexual intimidations in the world? Veiled women or non-veiled?” (full link http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2009/09/hague-headscarf-prevents-rape.html – titled Headscarf PREVENTS Rape)