Michelle Obama, John Kerry to honor anti-Semite ‘psycho’ who celebrates 9/11 attacks

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On Friday, first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Stare John Kerry will jointly present awards to ten women of courage, one of whom is both an anti-semite and a supporter of the 9/11 terrorist attack on our shores.

According to a State Department press release dated Monday, “The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”

Friday was chosen because it’s International Women’s Day. The 10 awardees represent 9 different nations, five of which are Muslim-majority, “underscoring the unique plight of women in those countries,” The Weekly Standard’s Samuel Tadros observed.

The problem lay in the Egyptian awardee, Samira Ibrahim, a woman the State Department described as:

among seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced “virginity tests” in March 2011 after they were detained during a protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

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Born in Sohag, Upper Egypt, she was arrested while in high school for writing a paper that criticized Arab leaders’ insincere support of the Palestinian cause. She continues to play an active role in Egypt’s evolving political scene. Ms. Ibrahim is the coordinator of the Know Your Rights movement, which works to raise political awareness and advocate for women’s rights in Upper Egypt.

Apparently the State Department didn’t check the social media before announcing the awards.

Ibrahim described the day that a suicide bomber had killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver last July as “a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news” on Twitter, after depicting the incident, according to The Weekly Standard.

A month later she tweeted an Adolph Hitler quote. “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.”

On September 11 when Egyptian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and terrorists attacked our mission in Benghazi killing four Americans, she tweeted, “Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.” Noting this, someone else referred to her as a “psycho” in a tweet.

BEpVALOCEAAAm7e.jpg-largeIn an apparent moment of clarity, she later deleted the tweet, but not before someone else recorded a screen shot of it, as well as several replies.

Tadros observed that “The decision to honor Ibrahim reflects poorly on the State Department, which is either incapable of doing the minimum amount of research required to find out who she is, or does not care….”

Our country was founded out of a desire to seek religious freedom, and tolerance for all faiths is a cornerstone of the First Amendment. Furthermore, the savage act of Islamic extremists in murdering almost 3,000 Americans 11 years ago was a disgrace to all civilization and all that is holy. Bestowing high honors upon Ibrahim runs contrary to everything we, as a nation, stand for.

Update:

Although Ibrahim is now claims her Twitter account was hacked and the tweets were not hers, she is returning to Egypt without an award. The real question, however, centers on the Obama administration’s vetting process.

Read more at The Weekly Standard.

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  • Jan

    Another giant WHOOPS for this White House!

  • Sharon

    So are the going to give her the award…or be wise enough to admit their mistake & not?

    • Sharon

      blaming typos on slagggging laptop. *they*

  • Robert L. Cureton

    IT IS TIME FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION TO START BEING MORE CONCERNED ABOUT AMERICA THAN FOR RADICAL MUSLIMS, INCLUDING RADICAL MUSLIM WOMEN.

    • Sharon

      Yes

  • Sharon

    "secretary of STARE"…..yes!

  • GoldenGekko

    oh dear!

  • June Lamson

    How many patriotic American women are more deserving of recognition as women of courage? Tell me the Egyptian government honors and rewards American women for their courage…NOT. They wouldn't even elevate their own women to that status and hate Americans with a passion. Someone's reality check bounced!

  • David Eckhaus

    I WONDER WHO IS IN CHARGE OF OUR OOUNTRY OBAMA AND SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON, KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BENGHAZI, THE PEOPLE UNDER THEM, KNOW NOTHING. THE NEW SECRETARY OF STATE

    KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEY ENDORSE. WHAT DOES ANYONE EXPECT FROM THESE INCOMPETENT PERSONALITIES WHOSE EGO'S ARE LARGER THAN THEIR DEEDS.

    WE ARE IN THE HANDS OF FOOLS.

  • torepedo

    no surprise here those two clowns were prob clebrating the twin towers to when they fell did you know john Kerry has thre purple hearts and was in vietnam

  • http://BizPacreview Barbara Chapman

    How could they, let me change that. Why would they have any concern in vetting this woman when the citizens of this country cannot even get their "resident" vetted. We still have no honest answers about who this person in the WH is. We only know what he is doing to this country and there seems to be no stopping him!!!

  • nancy

    This just sickens me! I am agast of the blunders, no this is too big to be a blunder I don't know what to call, our "leaders" are making on a daily basis. Last week the USA gave a quater of a billion to Egypt ….. now this.