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Details of the Lara Logan incident?

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Submitted by John in Michigan, USA (United States), Mar 4, 2011 at 13:06

The Lara Logan incident happened and was horrible, of that I have no doubt. But there was a great deal of question over who, exactly, did it. There are many candidates, but the lead suspect last time I checked was pro-Mubarak thugs. Can anyone prove any different?

Oddly, the best summary so far comes from a gossip column.

What seems clear from various accounts is that a group of women saved her, and eventually, some soldiers helped out. We don't know who these women were, or who these soldiers were serving, do we?

Well before these incidents, it was well documented by anyone who cared to read beyond the mainstream media, that Egyptian society is rife with anti-Jewish bigotry and hate. To me the news is that some Egyptians actually found the courage to try and protect her under difficult circumstances.

The fact that it is news shows why we have to hope, and also, why we have to fear the long journey. Cultures do sometimes change, that's historical fact. Also if you look in history, these sorts of changes are rare and always messy. Here is one time we shouldn't be in a rush to make conclusions. If you must make conclusions, at least provide good sources so we can evaluate for ourselves.

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