Tomorrow, the First Lady and the Secretary of State will present the International Women of Courage Award to ten “women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”
Just one problem.
Five of these awards are being given to women from Muslim-majority countries, underscoring the unique plight of women in those countries. The only problem is that one of the women to be recognized is an anti-Semite and supports the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
Samira Ibrahim, as the State Department’s profile describes her, “was among seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced virginity tests in March 2011…”
Apparently, the State Department is unaware of her other convictions.
On Twitter, Ibrahim is quite blunt regarding her views. On July 18 of last year, after five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed a suicide bombing attack, Ibrahim jubilantly tweeted: “An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. Today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.”
Ibrahim frequently uses Twitter to air her anti-Semitic views. Last August 4, commenting on demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, she described the ruling Al Saud family as “dirtier than the Jews…”
Ibrahim holds other repellent views as well. As a mob was attacking the United States embassy in Cairo on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, pulling down the American flag and raising the flag of Al Qaeda, Ibrahim wrote on twitter: “Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.”
And tomorrow she’ll be shaking hands with Michelle Obama and John Kerry. What’s the big deal? It’s not like this woman is a Republican.
In her own defense, Ibrahim claimed yesterday: “My account has been stolen more than once. Its note on racism and hatred is not me.” Well, that explains it. I wonder who stole her account? Probably a “dirty Jew.”
Another big win for the State Department. Keep up the good work, guys.
P.S. John Hayward on Ibrahim’s claim of Twitter-hacking:
That’s not usually the sort of thing that media-savvy global activists fail to notice, or comment upon, for years on end. She didn’t even think to check her Twitter feed when Cairo was convulsed by anti-American demonstrations? Not even at the height of hysteria over the Video of Doom? And why would mischievous hackers out to make her look bad decide to delete one of their most incendiary messages, just hours after it was posted?
Simple: the Jews did it.
P.P.S. Is there nothing the State Department won’t lie about?
— Nicole Gaouette (@nicolegaouette) March 7, 2013
P.P.P.S. How about that. Every once in a while, reality can pierce the State Department’s stonewall.
State Dept:We’re going to defer presenting women of courage award to Egyptian Samira Ibrahim, will review her alleged anti-Semitic remarks
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) March 7, 2013
You know whose fault this is, right? Yep.