February 16, 2011

NYU Professor who Trashed Sexual Assault Victim Resigns ... But Since Egyptian Mob Who Attacked Her Thought She was a Jew, He's not sure what the big deal is?

Okay, I might have made up that last part in the headline, but the mob did seem to be under the impression that Lara Logan was a Jew.

Because nothing screams Jew more than a blond hair blue eyed babe.

And even though it seems that some in the Egyptian Army helped rescue Logan, this report suggests that they too thought she was part of the grand Zionist conspiracy:

A network source told The Post that her attackers were screaming, "Jew! Jew!" during the assault. And the day before, Logan had told Esquire.com that Egyptian soldiers hassling her and her crew had accused them of "being Israeli spies." Logan is not Jewish.
And if every one in Egypt thought Logan was a Jew, then why did the NYU Professor Nir Rosen resign after his viscous attack on her yesterday? Given that Nir Rosen seems to think that acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians is legitimate resistance, I don't see why he would think it was a big deal or feign to act apologetic.

After all, if killing a "Zionist" Jew is a legitimate act of resistance, then why isn't raping a "Zionist" Jew? As heinous as rape is, in the moral hierarchy it is not quite as bad as murder.

UPDATE: In addition to being a first rate douchebag, he's also a traitor. And by traitor I mean traitor-traitor. Actual traitor. It's time guys like this face a firing squad, not tenure at one of the nation's premier schools.

UPDATE by Dmartyr: NYU's Center for Law and Security has issued a statement:

Official CLS Statement on Nir Rosen

From Karen J. Greenberg, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security:

Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:35 PM | Comments |