Comforting – State Dept. didn’t know about Samira Ibrahim Tweeted Hate about 9/11 and Jews. This is the State Department that couldn’t get their story straight about Benghazi… Yeah, lets honor a 9/11 Lover, America Hater, Hitler Quoter, Jew trasher…. Simply Because the State Department wants to highlight honor on a Muslim Woman.
On Friday March 8, Michelle Obama will join John Kerry at a special ceremony at the State Department to present ten women the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. The award, says the press release, is given to “women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”
Five of these awards are being given to women from Muslim-majority countries, underscoring the unique plight of women in those countries. The only problem is that one of the women to be recognized is an anti-Semite and supports the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
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.
— Nicole Gaouette (@nicolegaouette) March 7, 2013
State Dept:We’re going to defer presenting women of courage award to Egyptian Samira Ibrahim, will review her alleged anti-Semitic remarks
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) March 7, 2013
TIME 100: The List – Samira Ibrahim
Too often women suffer in silence; their struggles stay hidden behind forced smiles and stoic faces. This is not something Samira Ibrahim is willing to allow. After Egyptian soldiers detained her and subjected her and other female protesters to forced “virginity tests,” the 25-year-old marketing manager refused to stay silent. She sued the military, and in December a civilian judge ruled the humiliating practice illegal. Her fight is not over, though: In March, a military tribunal acquitted the doctor who allegedly performed the “virginity tests.” Samira has sworn to pursue the case using international law.Read more: Time