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Friday, March 08, 2013

US award to terror supporter 'postponed'

In an earlier post, I reported that terror sympathizer Samira Ibrahim was going to be receiving an award from US Secretary of State John FN Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama. Now, that award has been 'postponed' because of the tweets I discussed in the earlier post (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
But 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.
After five Israelis were killed in a bus explosion in July, she welcomed the "good news." In other posts, she declared Saudi Arabia's royal family "dirtier than Jews" and attributed all crimes against society to Jews and referenced Adolf Hitler. She also voiced support for the attacks against U.S. embassies and consulates on the Sept. 11 anniversary.
"We, as a department, became aware very late in the process about Samira Ibrahim's alleged public comments," Nuland told reporters. "In conversations with us in the last 24 hours, Ms. Ibrahim has categorically denied authorship. She asserts that she was hacked. But we need some time, and in order to be prudent, to conduct our own review.
The tweets were first reported by the conservative publication The Weekly Standard.
Sen. Mark Kirk, urged the State Department to investigate and said other women were more deserving of the honor.
In a letter to Kerry, the Illinois Republican said Ibrahim used her Twitter account to "express anti-Semitic views and support for international terrorism" and called her hacking claim "dubious" given the timing and duration of the tweets.
The lies come naturally to these people. Hacked? Bull dung. Hopefully this postponement will be permanent. 

The real question is why no one at the State Department uncovered this before last night. Or maybe they did....

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At 5:46 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Surprise! She lied!

And Robert Spencer asks another what-should-be obvious question.

Philistines upon you, America!

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Its not so much that this particular anti-semite has been discovered getting an award. Thats not the issue.

The issue as I see it, is that anti-semite after anti-semite is hired, rewarded, coddled, encouraged by this administration. And only when they are called to account for this do they backtrack with mea-culpas.

Hagel's pre-confirmation "conversion", this "retraction", etc. They all share something common in that its clear that anti-semitism, the scourge of civilized society, seems not to be important to this administration.

Moreover, hiring such winners as Mr. Brennan means to me, that Israel, and many other allies of the US, should not be sharing sensitive information with the US CIA until such a time as he is gone from the organization. It should be self-evident as to why this is.

People, this is not the USA's A team. Its not even our B team. This is pretty bad, its looking like a soft C team at best. We have a president who "leads from behind", who picks bad issues and campaigns rather than providing intellectual high minded vision and guidance. An almost completely clueless SoS. A feeble minded DoD head. And a CIA head that may share an intellectual common cause with those whom are not our friends.

I am embarrassed for our country. As all of us should be.


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