Using Lara Logan

-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger

The Right is on a crusade to show that Islam is evil. The use of the attack on Lara Logan to further that agenda is despicable. The assault was almost certainly perpetrated by pro-Mubarak thugs who were sent out to rough up journalists and protestors. Now the Mubarak supporters here in the U.S. are using the attack on Lara Logan to further their own political agenda.

Right wing blogger Debbie Schlussel is one of the Mubarak apologists using the assault on Lara Logan to push her hatred of Muslims.

Her claim that Muslims are evil, when it was Egyptian soldiers, almost surely Muslim, that rescued Lara Logan, is a prima facie absurdity.

I am under no illusions about this leg of the Abrahamic Triad. There is no such thing as a “Religion of Peace.” When someone believes that Jehovah/Allah/Yahweh is giving the orders, any atrocity is justifiable.

Religions are engaged in a continuous struggle for survival. The priests/mullahs/rabbis are not about to give up their power without a fight. A common defensive tactic is for one religion to show how bad the other religions are, a form of “comparative exceptionalism.” Of course, each religion gets to define what constitutes good and bad, so the reasoning is strictly circular, that is, strictly fallacious.

Separation of church/mosque/temple and state is essential to check the power of religion.

H/T: WaPo, Dispatches From the Culture Wars.

99 thoughts on “Using Lara Logan”

  1. I’m not the one attacking the rape victim, you tool – YOU ARE.

    [Comments closed – Nal]

  2. Why you think that attacking the rape victim is appropriate is something often felt by those not up-to-speed on that issue. I disagree with you in that attacking the victim of rape is not appropriate in this case because Lara Logan is not a victim of rape. Lara is merely the benefactor in what she was seeking in a foreign land whose people live under a different ethics and morals standard. Dressed as she was, doing what she did, she got what she deserved and should actually be prosecuted for her prostitution acts because those acts are illegal both in Egypt and in the USA when done out in the streets in public view and she was being paid money. Send her back where she belongs and let her bang all the guys she wants there again. The USA certainly doesn’t need such whoreship here.

  3. Merely being accurate, MFM.

    And I now see why you think attack the rape victim is appropriate.

    Your polarity is reversed too.

  4. By the way, try the “she was dressed like a slut” defense of her attackers again.

    That’s really funny.

  5. Thanks B.I.L. for proving my points about the uninformed attacking the better-informed (the messengers). Thanks for proving me correct again, but really there is no need to confirm the facts I speak of because it’s all verifiable if one looks in the correct places. Like I’ve said before, Lara Logan has been accused of being naively provocative, a very attractive young woman in Western dress in a country where such open displays of pulchritude are considered immoral. It’s clear that Lara Logan needs some time in prison for prostituting herself like that in the streets. And, for her to not be charged yet for her crimes is an insult to the adult-industry.

  6. And a correction:

    Speaking of prostitution, how much is Andy paying you to assume this persona?

    Hopefully you aren’t spouting this stuff for free, but hey, you may be a civic minded troll.

  7. And if by some odd chance you are a woman, how long have you hated your own sexual organs and identity?

  8. Yep.

    You may be many things, MFM, but that response clearly says that you are not a female. Or funny either. Speaking of whorish behavior, how much is Andy paying you to assume this persona?

  9. Buddha Is Laughing, answer is yes, and I agree to a point, even though the action is identical, but it takes a higher-education to fully differentiate the inexplicable differences. What Lara Logan did is not a rape by any stretch of the meanings of that term. She was a paid employee doing tricks in the streets of Egypt that maintains an entirely different definition of ethics and morality for it’s people. Lara needs some prison time for her whore-ish conduct. I would sentence her to twenty years behind bars for her Egyptian misconduct. Whores are stoned there in lands like that, maybe we should just send her back to Egypt instead.

  10. MFM,

    That word you use, “educated”, it does not mean what you think it means. If it did? You’d know there is a difference between “rape victim”, “prostitute” and “whore”. If you have some confusion as to the meanings of the terms? Why don’t you do a little first person research and get back to us.

    Let’s see how funny you think it is then.

    I suspect you’ll have to borrow the appropriate research equipment.

  11. Elaine: “Maybe the blender wouldn’t blend in the parallel universe where Tootie lives.”

    Actually, the blender blends if it matches the wallpaper.

  12. Yea!!!! That means I am winning for the educated. Yippie. 🙂

    And, you are most welcome for that lesson, no charge either. 🙂

  13. That score again for those playing along at home . . .

    Bat Shit Crazy 2

    MFM Actually Funny 0

  14. Otteray Scribe, you are not alone. There are many people like you that get scared about the facts of many issues as I have stated before. But, thanks for proving my points about uninformed people like yourself. And, you are most welcome. 🙂

  15. Blouise I wasn’t attempting to call your judgement into question (It’s pretty damn good and of value to me in fact!). I just started out approaching a situation in one way, almost a 3d person approach and meandered into a 1st person response to MFM. I should have spent more time proof-reading and just deleted everything before the last sentence but instead ended up using your posting badly. I apologize.

    And of course you are the only one on this blawg to have ever made a mis-judgment; I certainly never have, not me, oh no, never, ever …. ever. 🙂

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