Samira Ibrahim is one of those women subjected to the post-Mubarak Egyptian Army’s “virginity tests,” and objected to it. Tomorrow at the State Department in Washington, in the presence of the first lady, Miss Ibrahim will be presented by John Kerry with the United States government’s “Woman of Courage” Award. Our friends at The Weekly Standard have rounded up a few more examples of Miss Ibrahim’s courageous stances.
On the Bulgarian bus driver and Israeli tourists murdered by a suicide bomber last summer:
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.
Her favorite 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.
And her reaction to the Cairo mob raising the al-Qaeda flag over the U.S. embassy:
Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.
You can view Miss Ibrahim’s tweets here.
The United States has the biggest, most expensive government on the planet. For an ordinary U.S. citizen merely to be ushered into the presence of the president and his wife requires a Social Security and background check. But nobody thinks to do a Google search before getting the first lady and secretary of state to give an award to a Hitler-quoting terrorist-supporting America-hater.
I don’t know whether it takes “courage” for a woman who wants to see “America burning” to accept an honor from Michelle Obama and John Kerry. But, if the U.S. government has a “Woman of Chutzpah” Award, I certainly hope she makes the shortlist.
UPDATE: At the eleventh hour, the State Department has put Miss Ibrahim’s “Woman of Courage” Award on hold:
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday the U.S. would hold off on awarding Ibrahim while officials investigate the tweets, which include support for attacks against U.S. diplomatic installations and praise for a terrorist assault against Israeli citizens in Bulgaria.
Ibrahim, who has already arrived in the U.S, says her account was hacked, though the comments stretch back several months.