Egyptian woman known for pro-9/11, anti-semitic tweets: I’m not sorry for tweets I claimed were hacker’s

posted at 11:31 am on March 8, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

According to Samira Ibrahim, poised to be recognized as a Woman of Courage today by our State Department, the person posting the offending tweets for weeks at a time, and politely responding to critiques of said tweets, was a hacker. Until Ibrahim was no longer being honored by the State Department, at which point Ibrahim was all, “No regrets!” The State Dept. has since deferred her award in the wake of the tweet controversy.

Lee Smith at The Weekly Standard reports:

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.

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

More from JTA:

Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, had said earlier Thursday that Ibrahim was on her way back to Egypt and would not participate in a State Department ceremony Friday that will honor nine other recipients of the International Women of Courage Award.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama will preside at the ceremony.

Ibrahim had claimed her Twitter account was hacked and that she did not write the tweets in question. The State Department said it was conducting “forensics” to determine if that was the case.

Methinks sophisticated Twitter “forensics” work by a State Dept. team that didn’t even bother to vet her public Twitter feed before flying her here is likely to be ineffective, and thanks to Ibrahim’s new forthrightness, unnecessary.

A July 18 tweet on Ibrahim’s feed and first reported this week by the Weekly Standard notes the suicide bombing in Burgas that day that killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver: “An explosion on a truck transporting Israelis at the airport of Burgas, Bulgaria, on the Black Sea,” it says. “Oh Wowwww this eases off the day today very nice very nice news.”

In August, an Ibrahim tweet disseminated Hitler’s notorious quote claiming that “no crime, no act against morality” lacks the hands of the Jews in it.

Another August tweet describes the Saudi royals as “dirtier than the Jews.” When an interlocutor, apparently known to Ibrahim, chides her for attacking a religion and advises her to use “Zionists” or “Israelis” instead, a response from Ibrahim’s feed accepts the reprimand, with an endearment.

The State Dept. decided late yesterday to hold off on honoring Ibrahim. Not sorry.


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I bet it was Chuck Hagel who hacked her twitter.

HumpBot Salvation on March 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Sad part is they really want to give her the award regardless of what she thinks.

Neo on March 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Anthony Weiner strikes again!

Gatsu on March 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Sad part is they really want to give her the award regardless because of what she thinks.

Neo on March 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

FIFY, bro.

Archivarix on March 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Isn’t this the normal trend for the Obama administration? Award those controversial folk who are anti-American?

jediwebdude on March 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I was sure she was largely secular like the MoBros. Danged mystery Muslims.

BL@KBIRD on March 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Of course they knew the true her. They didn’t care, and thought they would get away with it with the usual progressive Homer Simpson credo “Everyone’s stupid but me”

sgtstogie on March 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I love how she thinks only “Zionists” would be offended by her remarks on 9/11 and America burning.

besser tot als rot on March 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

According to Samira Ibrahim, poised to be recognized as a Woman of Courage today by our State Department

LOL. State messes up a simple word, once again. Woman of Scourage. She does deserve Shrillary’s RESET OVERCHARGED Button award, though.

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” — some total idiot who ran the State Dept.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM

If you haven’t read Ace’s tweets from yesterday, you absolutely must:

#Hacked mockery: Ace of Spades takes on the State Department over its anti-Semitic ‘Woman of Courage’

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM

How hard was it to google this b*t*hes name before trying to give her an award?

Blake on March 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM

If only I controlled the drones…..

portlandon on March 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

BTW, this is typical of Barky and his America-hating junta. Rev Joseph Lowery got the Precedential Medal of Freedom after he had given the inaugural benediction prayer imploring that “white will embrace what is right”.

America voted for Suicide by Indonesian …. twice … and national suicide is what we got.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Oh the irony, Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, is a Jew…she helps him making his 10 billion…God bless her.

right2bright on March 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

What would it take to offend the State a department, I wonder?

MTF on March 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

poised to be recognized as a Woman of Courage today by our State Department

No she’s NOT! State already said they wouldn’t honor her…Only issue now is why they didn’t know what everyone else knew about those tweets.

RMCS_USN on March 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

@StateDept, you get this one for free. We will not always be there to bail you out.

BigGator5 on March 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

What would it take to offend the State department, I wonder?

MTF on March 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Showing respect for the Founders or the Constitution. Saying anything nice about Western civilization, in general. Offending “mo, the prophet” or his lunatic, primitive followers …

Lots of things.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM

She is.
What she is.

TimBuk3 on March 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM

This is the most incompetent administration. Do they not have career workers that can clue these jokers in when they are getting reading to step in a pile of dung?

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

On International Women’s Day, Ibrahim is exposed as a disgrace. Good on her.

Give the award to Ayaan Hirsi Ali instead.

Or KOOLAID2′s wife, lol!

22044 on March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

How long before the State Department blames their failure to vet her on the sequester?

Hal_10000 on March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

How long before the State Department blames their failure to vet her on the sequester?

Hal_10000 on March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Or the Republicans.
Or Bush.
Or Rand Paul.
Or the Tea Party.
Or the Koch brothers.
Or Fox News.
Or…you get the idea. :)

22044 on March 8, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Today the State Department announced it was deferring her award pending further review.

TRANSLATION: “Just wait until we find the clown who submitted her name!”

GarandFan on March 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Make her a NASA astronaut.

Bishop on March 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Kinda weird how hackers were able to post things she actually believes. How did they know?

Sort of like the mystery of how hackers got pictures of Weiner’s personal tent to post.

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Real taste in clothes, there.

pat on March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

John McCain will defend her in 3…2..1..

profitsbeard on March 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Liars and cretins, all of them.

The Rogue Tomato on March 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Real taste in clothes, there.

pat on March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

MKH forgotten to add the following “Author’s Note” at the end of her post:

When asked on the red carpet “Who are you wearing?” Ms Ibrahim told reporters: “The Burq’a Barbie Collection, which is available exclusively at Macy’s Morsi’s.”

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Methinks sophisticated Twitter “forensics” work by a State Dept. team that didn’t even bother to vet her public Twitter feed before flying her here is likely to be ineffective, and thanks to Ibrahim’s new forthrightness, unnecessary.

It doesn’t matter. Their “investigation” will fade away and she’ll still get the award.

Besides, where does it say that Women of Courage need to be pro-American? To this administration, that makes her doubly deserving.

Dexter_Alarius on March 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Kinda weird how hackers were able to post things she actually believes. How did they know?

Sort of like the mystery of how hackers got pictures of Weiner’s personal tent to post.

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

The Zionist Entity has its tentacles everywhere.

There are Joos in your closet, under your bed, scratching at your windows on a stormy night, skittering across the ceiling while you sleep and trying to get their Joo Claws into your neck.

Bishop on March 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Only issue now is why they didn’t know what everyone else knew about those tweets.

RMCS_USN on March 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

No issue at all … They knew and they approved.

Ace ODale on March 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Hmm, looks like she’s wearing makeup in that picture…And her face isn’t completely covered…Won’t some peaceful muzzie take care of that?

Battlecruiser-operational on March 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM

And yet, Sarah Palin’s emails were hacked, raped, and pillaged and all that was found and not reported by the media was a woman of honor and integrity. In other words, unelectable.

HopeHeFails on March 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

The Zionist Entity has its tentacles everywhere.

There are Joos in your closet, under your bed, scratching at your windows on a stormy night, skittering across the ceiling while you sleep and trying to get their Joo Claws into your neck.

Bishop on March 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

That’s why I sprinkle salt around my window sills, keep a vial of holy water at my dressing table, have a crucifix over every door, and never go anywhere without my Miraculous medal around my neck.

You can’t be too careful.

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM

This is the most incompetent administration. Do they not have career workers that can clue these jokers in when they are getting reading to step in a pile of dung?

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I think you are conflating incompetence with arrogance.

You’ve seen how this regime works. They think they are the smartest kids in the room. Career foreign service officers probably do try wave them off doing stupid things. But these people don’t take advice all that well.

Happy Nomad on March 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

The first sentence from her erstwhile acceptance speech:

I KEEL YOU ALL! DEVILS!

OhEssYouCowboys on March 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Victoria Nuland, the State Department spokeswoman, had said earlier Thursday that Ibrahim was on her way back to Egypt and would not participate in a State Department ceremony Friday that will honor nine other recipients of the International Women of Courage Award at this point does it really matter. (soon to replace E Pluribus Unum on the State Department logo)

Happy Nomad on March 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Crap in a bag.

Twana on March 8, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Anthony Weiner strikes again!

Gatsu on March 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

It’s always the evil Jooooooooos.

Ward Cleaver on March 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Taqiya at it’s finest..or worst..She wrote those tweets..this administration was fully aware of them and still wanted to give this evil person an award..This administration truly hates this country..i’m convinced of that…ohh and they hate Israel too

sadsushi on March 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

I said this in the previous post on this topic.

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

Are we not interested in Washington’s connections with these radicals? These statists are either dangerously colluding or naive with their connections.

Radical Islam wants us to believe that Jihad can mean more than physical war with infidels to use it against us.

shick on March 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

She is just one of over one billion agents of Lucifer. Not surprising to hear evil spewed forth from her darkened heart.

tom daschle concerned on March 8, 2013 at 2:18 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

So what is Huma Abedin/Weiner doing these days? I know Hillary is gone but does Huma have a place with Kerry now that he is Sec. of State?

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM

“What difference does it make?”

Marcola on March 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Isn’t this the normal trend for the Obama administration? Award those controversial folk who are anti-American?

Yes it is. For Barry, and many dems, the anti-Americans are heroes. The only controversy within Barry’s admin is how fast, how far it can go, and how soon in dealing the way it wants to with folk who are PRO-American.

hawkeye54 on March 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Egyptian woman (Samira Ibrahim) known for pro-9/11, anti-semitic tweets: “I’m not sorry for tweets I claimed were hacker’s”

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I’m not sorry that the Almighty God of Heaven and earth chose the descendents of Jacob (Israel) over the descendents of Ishmael, and Esau.

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

She better be proud of her tweets if she lives in Egypt and likes her head attached to her neck. The Muslim Brotherhood is not a friend of humanity.

gbear on March 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

It took a lone Republican Senator to inform the administration about her.

How many ‘award winners’ have gone unchecked?

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

State totally combed through her tweets, but couldn’t find Chris Stevens’s hacker’s SOS cables.

Christien on March 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Somebody ask McCain if she is a “wacko bird.”

Christien on March 8, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I assume there are millions of women who think just like her, why should we give a shiat about this one?

FineasFinn on March 9, 2013 at 11:37 AM

There is little doubt in my mind that the idea to make this award, and the faulty/sloppy groundwork attendant thereto, largely took place during Hillary Clinton’s watch at the State Department.

Perhaps they were so focused on cooking up plausible deniability scenarios for Hillary to avoid her having to take a hit over the Benghazi debacle, that this one just slipped through the cracks.

I wonder if Kerry will find a way to blame it on sloppiness on the part of Hillary’s staff? He’s probably wondering right now if that is the only way he can avoid taking the hit himself.

Trochilus on March 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM