This, is Lara Logan:
This smart, strong, beautiful woman; has spent the last 15 years reporting from war zones and trouble spots (after growing up in one: Durban).
And yesterday, she paid the price (from wikipedia):
"In 2011, while covering the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Logan and her crew were arrested by the Egyptian army in Cairo on suspicion of being Israeli spies. Logan later said of the incident: "We were not attacked by crazy people in Tahrir Square. We were detained by the Egyptian army. Arrested, detained, and interrogated. Blindfolded, handcuffed, taken at gunpoint, our driver beaten. It's the regime that arrested us. They arrested [our producer] just outside of his hotel, and they took him off the road at gunpoint, threw him against the wall, handcuffed him, blindfolded him. Took him into custody like that."And that, is the arab world.
On 15 February 2011, CBS News released a statement revealing that Logan had "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" while covering the celebrations in Tahrir Square following the resignation of then President Hosni Mubarak some four days earlier. CBS News indicated that she was overwhelmed by a mob, along with her camera crew and security staff: "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." Logan later reconnected with her team and returned to the United States the next morning. She is currently recovering from her attacks in a U.S. hospital."
That is the world of tribalism, barbarity, and brutality; that the left is so obsessed with defending.
It's not about Islam the religion; it's about Islamism, the transnational system of theocratic political control.
It's about the sixth century culture that the entire middle east (outside of Israel of course) has reverted to in the past 95 years since the British decided to put the Wahabbists in power in Saudi Arabia; so they could have a convenient party to deal with on the subject of oil.
That, is the culture that todays pan-arabic islamism islam not only supports, but requires. It requires the abuse of women. The murder of homosexuals. The execution of blasphemers and apostates. The culture of gang rapes and honor killings. The culture of stonings for adultery.
The culture where a womans testimony in her own rape is not accepted, but her attackers is; and where that woman will be stoned as a harlot, for "tempting" her rapist.
That is the culture that the left reflexively supports, simply because the right opposes it... Even though, those same leftists would be killed on sight by the very people they make such a show of supporting.
...Because it fits their narrative of oppressor vs. oppressed.
The brutal assault and rape of Logan, and her crew... these are not "a few bad apples" or "a small minority"... this is the pan arabic islamist culture.
That, is the culture that the left is so exultant about, having "seized the power back for the people" in Egypt... Never mind that is in no way what actually happened.
The culture which I'm sure we will shortly see massacring "apostates" and "blasphemers" and "enemies of Islam"; followed by the establishment of a combined military religious dictatorship.
But it's not just Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, or Afghanistan, or Iraq.
It is happening all over Europe today; in Malmo, in the suburbs of Paris... Hell, it's even happening in Detroit.
And the left says nothing; or worse, excuses it, saying we have to accept it in their cultural context...
...because it doesn't fit their narrative.