Good news! First Lady, State Dept. to honor “woman of courage” who admires Hitler – Updated

Posted by: Phineas on March 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

**Posted by Phineas

My God, don’t these supposed geniuses know how to use Google?

Tomorrow, Friday, Secretary of State Kerry and Michelle Obama will pay tribute at the State Department to nine women, awarding them the “International Women of Courage Award” for standing up to repressive governments on behalf of women’s rights. Nice, right? On its own, it’s a good thing to do; the US should stand for political liberty worldwide. And we shouldn’t be surprised to find Arab Islamic women among the recipients, given the crappy treatment of women in societies based on Islam’s totalitarian, misogynistic sharia law.

But one of the recipients, Samira Ibrahim, is… er… “problematic.” Samuel Tadros at The Weekly Standard explains:

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.”

Ibrahim holds other repellent views as well. 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.

Because nothing says “America” like cheering on someone who hates Jews and approvingly quotes the guy who tried to wipe them out. Oh, and who hates our guts, too.

And, since anti-Semitism is rife in the Arab-Islamic world, this award is bound to be seen by many as our winking approval of Ms. Ibrahim’s views toward Jews.

Our administration’s “smart diplomacy” in action. smiley d'oh!

RELATED: More from Roger Kimball and Mark Steyn.

UPDATE: State, wiping a dozen eggs off its face, is “postponing” Ibrahim’s award. (h/t Patrick Poole)

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Good news! First Lady, State Dept. to honor “woman of courage” who admires Hitler – Updated”


  1. syncrodox says:

    smrt diplomacy…ala Homer Simpson…

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    This is the element of human scum that is welcome at the WH. And why not? A person is known by the company they keep and Obhammud, the Taliban stooge, shows us his true leaning. And Swiftboat Kerry is no better. During the Vietnam war he met with the enemy North Vietnamese delegation in Paris during the peace negotiations while still a member of the officer corps of the US Naval Reserve, otherwise known as treason. There is no statute of limitations for such.

  3. Carlos says:

    And why shouldn’t Thunderthighs honor someone who holds views so similar to her own?

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    State Dept. spokesperson Victoria Nuland feebly tried to defend this wench saying these derogatory remarks represent a very small portion of her tweets. I don’t give a sh*t! One drop of poison can ruin an entire cup of wine.

  5. Carlos says:

    Ya gotta remember this is from the folks who still believe Islam is “the religion of peace.”

    And with followers like Ibrahim, it’s easy to see why there’s a few of us commoners out here who don’t quite get as excited about people like her as do those who want us in chains, or those who want to behead us infidels.