March 06, 2013

Good News! FLOTUS & John Kerry To Honor Anti-Semite & 9/11 Fan
Update: State Dept 'Looking Into It'..
Update: State Dept Scrubs Samira Ibrahim's Bio

WTF?

On Friday March 8, Michelle Obama will join John Kerry at a special ceremony at the State Department to present ten women the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award....[...]

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.” The press release further notes that Samira “was arrested while in high school for writing a paper that criticized Arab leaders’ insincere support to the Palestinian cause.” 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 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.” Possibly fearing the consequences of her tweet, she deleted it a couple of hours later, but not before a screen shot was saved by an Egyptian activist.

Just today, apparently after having warned that her vicious tweets might cause her trouble during her visit to the U.S., she has written on twitter: “My account has been previously stolen and any tweet on racism and hatred is not me.” However, in the past she never made any mention of her account being “stolen.” The record of her anti-Semitic tweets is still available online.

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Dear FLOTUS & John Kerry: Google translate is your best friend, use it.

Thanks to Matthew Levitt

Update: It was noted that interns at the US Embassy in Cairo nominated her. You may recall these tweets (since deleted) when our Embassy was attacked:




Figures.

Update: State Dept will investigate her tweets or something. State Dept Defers Award to Samira Ibrahim

Update II: The State Department has scrubbed her bio from their website. I guess they used Google translate or something.

h/t Ace

By Stable Hand at 05:12 PM | Comments |