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‘Courage’ Award For Anti-Semite Is Postponed

From the Weekly Standard:

Michelle Obama and Kerry to Hold Off Giving Award to Anti-Semitic 9/11 Fan

By DANIEL HALPER | March 7, 2013

Yesterday, Sam Tadros reported that Michelle Obama and John Kerry were planning to award the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to Samira Ibrahim, a woman who the State Department says “was among seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced virginity tests in March 2011.”

Did being subjected to that test take a lot of courage?

Tadros noted that: 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.” Seventeen days later she tweeted in reference to Adolf Hitler: “I have discovered with the passage of days, that no act contrary to morality, no crime against society, takes place, except with the Jews having a hand in it. Hitler.”

Notice that it was the Weekly Standard that checked into Ms. Ibrahim’s background. Which is something neither the State Department nor anybody in the mainstream news media bothered to do.

Still, so what? Who are we to judge? Besides, to quote our former, brilliant Secretary of State: "What difference does it make now?"

Here is another update on this story, from the Weekly Standard:

Samira Ibrahim Speaks

By LEE SMITH | March 7, 2013

Yesterday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD first reported that the State Department was about to bestow an International Woman of Courage Award on an anti-Semite and 9/11 fan. Egypt women’s rights activist Samira Ibrahim had left a record on her Twitter feed of statements quoting Hitler, celebrating the murder of Israelis in Bulgaria last summer, and the September 11, 2012 siege of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

Ibrahim claimed yesterday that her Twitter page had been “stolen” and she was not responsible for the hateful comments. Today the State Department announced it was deferring her award pending further review.

Which probably just means they are going to wait until nobody is looking to honor her.

Finally, Ibrahim herself has spoken, writing in Arabic on her Twitter page. Egyptian democracy activist Mina Rezkalla provides the translation: "I refuse to apologize to the Zionist lobby in America regarding my previous anti-Zionist statements under pressure from American government therefore they withdrew the award.”

This would seem to settle the question as to whether or not her page had been “stolen.”

Not so fast. Her twitter account might have been stolen again. Some people are just unlucky that way.

Now all that’s left is for the State Department to demand that Ibrahim reimburse American taxpayers for her trip to the United States.

Good one!

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “‘Courage’ Award For Anti-Semite Is Postponed”

  1. untrainable says:

    Ibrahim apparently never heard of Anthony Weiner. Twitter is like functional natural selection for idiots.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    “I will curse them that curse you …”


  3. P. Aaron says:

    MSNBC will have to do re-runs then.

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