Remember when the refugee invasion of Europe began? Shortly after this happened to towns across Europe, the incidences of “taharrush” began to take hold. One specific example happened on New Years Eve in Cologne, Germany. Taharrush is the swarming of a female victim who is then sexually assaulted. It has come to America….
The practice is only carried out in public and almost always at demonstrations or large public gatherings where the attackers find safety in numbers and disorder.
The phenomenon first came to the attention of the Western world when South African reporter Lara Logan, working for CBS, was set upon by a large group of men while reporting on celebrations in Tahrir Square, Egypt, in 2011.
Logan recounted her ordeal in Egypt several months later on a 60 Minutes broadcast, describing how the baying crowd ‘raped me with their hands’.
She reported, without a hint of trouble, for more than an hour.
Pelley: And what happened then?
Logan: Our camera battery went down. And we had to stop for a moment. And suddenly Bahaa looks at me and says, “We’ve gotta get out of here.”
Pelley: He’s Egyptian. He speaks Arabic. And he can hear what the crowd is saying?
Pelley: He understands what no one else in the crew understands?
Logan: That’s right. I was told later that they were saying “Let’s take her pants off.” And it’s like suddenly, before I even know what’s happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind. I mean – and it’s not one person and then it stops – it’s like one person and another person and another person. And I know Ray is right there, and he’s grabbing at me and screaming, “Lara hold onto me, hold onto me.”
As she was pulled into the frenzy, the camera recorded Lara’s shout: “Stop!”
Laura goes on to explain the terrifying ordeal and how she survived.