Good news: Egyptian woman known for pro-9/11, anti-semitic tweets to be honored by State Department

posted at 5:21 pm on March 7, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Ace. No need to get excited: She claims the offending tweets — which were posted sporadically over many weeks — were the result of hacking. And our State Department, naturally, believes her. So there’s one thing we have in common with Egypt: We each have our own Anthony Weiners who enjoy the benefit of the doubt, at least initially, from credulous American Democrats.

Actually, you’ll never find a better metaphor than this for America’s twisted “alliance” with post-Arab-Spring Egypt. They hate the U.S. and Israel openly but will half-heartedly deny it when pressed in order to protect certain interests. And we’ll half-heartedly pretend to believe them in order to protect our own. It’s a giant charade they put up with for money and weapons and we put up with it in order to maintain a smidgen of leverage and “goodwill.” And if that means sometimes you need to hand an award to a Jew-hater, hey:

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 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.”

On 9/11, she tweeted her wish that every anniversary will bring with it news of American burning. (That tweet ended up deleted.) Per Ace, what are the odds that hackers would tweet stuff like this every few weeks or so but otherwise not mess with her account? Pretty good, says the State Department:

Veteran State Department reporter Nicole Gaouette just tweeted, “State officials tell me they’ve looked at 1000s of her tweets & believe her account was hacked.”

That’s from Jeffrey Goldberg, who says of her blog posts that they’re less inflammatory than the tweets but also have a “general anti-American tenor.” Maybe the hackers thought she didn’t hate America enough and felt obliged to break into her account and add a little “pep”? You think?

Oh, by the way: She first claimed that she’d been hacked … yesterday. Six months after the supposed hacking occurred. And coincidentally, per Goldberg, on the very day that the U.S. Holocaust Museum gave the State Department a heads up about the offensive tweets. Presumably State e-mailed her to ask what on earth those tweets were about, whereupon she went Full Weiner. And they, being used to maintaining charades in the name of good relations with Egypt, dutifully claimed to believe her. But then this story got picked up in the Weekly Standard and Goldberg and elsewhere, and now the reality’s gotten a bit too real:

Go read this Times of Israel report for further evidence that she sent the offensive tweets, not hackers. Exit question via Goldberg: Why didn’t State review her tweets before choosing the award? Did they think anti-semitism was low risk? Why?


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jawkneemusic on March 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

When will the State Department invite Al Zawahiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed over for an honors and brunch?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Smart Power = More Incompetent Democrats

Jaibones on March 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I despise this administration far more than I do some dirt-covered, shit-kicking savage, who hates America.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Almost 100% sharia compliant. It can’t be long now.

tom daschle concerned on March 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Exit question via Goldberg: Why didn’t State review her tweets before choosing the award? Did they think anti-semitism was low risk?

Please. This was a Hillary thing and not much different than the Benghazi clusterfark. She made it known she didn’t want to know, so her staff made sure she wasn’t told.

Dusty on March 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Is there any way that this epitome of Muslim womanhood and freedom can get a free ride at Berkeley, or Harvard, or Yale, or Columbia, or Princeton …?

Maybe she can bunk with Fluke, and they can count their taxpayer funded IUD’s?

One can hope, I suppose.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Would this have been the work of Hilary and her chief adviser..?

d1carter on March 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

What kind of residency is required, before this flower of Muslim love for America can take a seat Congress?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

“A horse walks into a bar…”

Seven Percent Solution on March 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM

LOL…

d1carter on March 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM

4 years ago, I would be shocked.

Today?

Normal.

portlandon on March 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM

“A horse walks into a bar…”

Seven Percent Solution on March 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Seven Percent Solution:—————:)

……and says,”Stop staring at my Camel Toe,and I would also
appreciate it,if you would stop sticking your horse nose under
my tent”!!!!!!!

(snark)

canopfor on March 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

The Lefty Bizarro UpSide/Down,,,*SS/BackAckWards World!!

canopfor on March 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

This is along the same lines as Castro being invited to speak at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in NYC.

And you wonder how Obama was elected, and why this nation is rotting from within?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Would this have been the work of Hilary and her chief adviser..?

d1carter on March 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Sounds like her level of competence to me, and “what difference does is make now“? /

scalleywag on March 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Exit question via Goldberg: Why didn’t State review her tweets before choosing the award?

They did. Why do you think she’s getting the award.

rbj on March 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Why didn’t State review her tweets before choosing the award? Did they think anti-semitism was low risk? Why?

Er, because The Adults are in Charge?

Del Dolemonte on March 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Vindication!!!
@fMrR3PWeIneR

ted c on March 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Did she pull out the “if there was a guy….with a pie…. standing in the back of the room when she was trying to give a speech” defense????

/options

ted c on March 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Slightly off topic…but does John Kerry remind anyone of the guy in Reanimator who got his head chopped off? Random thought, I know.

Pope Linus on March 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Good news: Egyptian woman known for pro-9/11, anti-semitic tweets to be honored by State Department

And they could have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

Geeze Louise guys. It’s not like she made a mockery of Senate rules by filibustering until she got an answer about whether or not the Prezzy could drone attack American citizens on our own soil. Grow up!

Lily on March 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

State Dept:We’re going to defer presenting women of courage award to Egyptian Samira Ibrahim, will review her alleged anti-Semitic remarks

TRANSLATION: Someone is going to get their #$^&@ HEAD CUT OFF!

GarandFan on March 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

wolfie and crew are sympathetic for this woman…she was HACKED no ifs ands or buts…

cmsinaz on March 7, 2013 at 5:59 PM

What kind of residency is required, before this flower of Muslim love for America can take a seat Congress?

She’d has to be a favorite of the dems, and I’m sure they’d find a way for her to serve in CONgress if it came to that.

hawkeye54 on March 7, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Smart Power = More Incompetent Democrats

To keep the evil, devious, morally and ethically bankrupt, western culture, christian hating ones in office.

hawkeye54 on March 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Did she get the award for passing the virginity test?

BL@KBIRD on March 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM

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.”

So they thought because she was a Muslim ‘victim’ that she wouldn’t actually turn out to hold majority Muslim opinions.

Just because someone is getting their butt kicked in the Muslim world, does not make them our friend.

sharrukin on March 7, 2013 at 6:13 PM

This is a major embarrassment, totally inexcusable given the resources that State has to do a simple background check. And will anyone try to get to the bottom of why this person wasn’t properly vetted before being trotted out to be honored? Not a chance.

scalleywag on March 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Could’ve gone to a woman who actually deserved the medal like Malala Yousufzai, the 14 year old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to want an education. but that would make too much sense.

How I despise these people.

sanjuro on March 7, 2013 at 6:15 PM

What a tard. Lucky he married a vile scumbag that happened to be an heir to a ketchup fortune.

acyl72 on March 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM

The last one who claimed a hacking was Anthony Weiner…

Archivarix on March 7, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Via Special Report with Brett Baier, State is going to defer on the award until next year to investigate the matter.

rbj on March 7, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Typical for these morons; this administration is a clown show.

Bishop on March 7, 2013 at 6:33 PM

She is obviously not a virgin. The “lady” doth protest too much… and not too convincingly.

(Does Kerry have a toupee? He looks absurd.)

onlineanalyst on March 7, 2013 at 6:37 PM

She claims the offending tweets — which were posted sporadically over many weeks — were the result of hacking.

Aaaaaahhhh….the Weener defense ;-(
Always works like a charm !!

burrata on March 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Why didn’t State review her tweets before choosing the award? Did they think anti-semitism was low risk? Why?

because she came highly recommended by Lazy Fairykhan and the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers couldn’t say NO to him ?

burrata on March 7, 2013 at 6:54 PM

A horse, a traitor a communist, ilegal alien and muslim walk into a bar….bartender…what will ya have mr obama and mr kerry

crosshugger on March 7, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Via Ace. No need to get excited: She claims the offending tweets — which were posted sporadically over many weeks — were the result of hacking. And our State Department, naturally, believes her.

excerpt: Allahpundit

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The hacking just happened to occur during an extended period that she was “off-line”, and couldn’t detect it.

It happens to people all the time.

Oh no, it never happened to me personally … but still . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on March 7, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Troll free thread.

CurtZHP on March 7, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Bill O’Reilley just grilled Beckel on Clinton’s greatest three accomplishments as head of state. What he came up with:

Strengthening of Nato: By handing off responsibility to other NATO countries (heh)

Women’s Rights in China (Because she gave a speech or something)

Poland’s Missile Defense System (By Dismantling it because it was a joke).

Seriously, they better get their talking points distributed quick and figure out just what they are going to say good about her other than she visited some 120 countries and had these meager accomplishments. (yah, Benghazi doesn’t count either).

She’s Done.

can_con on March 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/03/07/egyptian-recipient-of-state-dept-award-speaks-i-refuse-to-apologize-to-the-zionist-lobby-for-my-tweets/

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.”

sharrukin on March 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Was she nominated by Hillary’s handmaiden Huma/dinger?

onlineanalyst on March 7, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Philistines upon you, America.

Shy Guy on March 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I think the important and not yet asked question is, “Who made the suggestion to award this woman this honor?”

shick on March 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Isn’t this the same John Kerry that was honored by Hanoi for ‘Helping to End the War’?

What a guy.

TimBuk3 on March 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

JFKY nowhere to be seen when an actual anti-semite appears.

I’m rather amazed the Arabs let a woman get this much public recognition.

MelonCollie on March 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM