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.