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 is due to receive her award this Friday, at an event attended by Secretary of State John Kerry and Michelle Obama. The State Department describes the criteria for the award as being for “women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”
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.”