Recipient of State Department Award Applauded Burgas Attack, Tweeted in Support of Hitler
Samira Ibrahim, a 2013 recipient of the State Department’s International Women of Courage Award, has been promoting deeply antisemitic messages on her twitter feed, the Weekly Standard reported.
Ibrahim, an Egyptian political activist who TIME Magazine named one of the 100 most influential people of 2012, has been making highly offensive statements on twitter such as this one following a terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria which killed 5 Israelis: “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.” in an equally disturbing tweet she said, “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.”
…Ibrahim has not just limited her discourse to Jews but to America as well. The Standard reports: “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.”
The State Dept has removed her from the official list of honorees and released a statement “”After careful consideration, we’ve decided that we should defer presenting this award to Ms. Ibrahim this year so that we have a chance to look further into these statements.”
After using the excuse that her Twitter account was hacked she posted another hate tweet.
In her first public comments in response to the decision of the State Department, Ibrahim tweeted “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.”
That should just about do it. Cancel the investigation and tell her to take her hatred somewhere else.