Thursday, March 7, 2013

Honoring A Jihadi Sympathizer

Gary L. Bauer
American Values

Tomorrow Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama will honor ten women from around the world with the International Women of Courage Award. The award was established during the Bush Administration to recognize women who have demonstrated courage and leadership on behalf of "women's rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk."

Among this year's honorees is Samira Ibrahim of Egypt. Ibrahim was among the protestors in Tahrir Square who was subjected to the Egyptian military's "virginity tests." But she also happens to be an anti-Semitic jihadist sympathizer.

For example, last year as mobs were attacking our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi, Ibrahim tweeted, "Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning."

Ibrahim was overjoyed when a bus bombing last year in Bulgaria killed Israeli tourists. After hearing the news, she wrote, "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."

Last August, she tweeted one of her favorite Hitler quotes, "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."

Kudos to Samuel Tadros of the Hudson Institute and our friends at The Weekly Standard for exposing Samira Ibrahim's disgusting anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.

Instead of giving her an award, she should be put back on a plane and sent back to Egypt.