Thursday, March 7, 2013

Question: If an Egyptian Woman Who Did Good (She Exposed the Egyptian Army's "Virginity Tests") Also Does Bad (High Fives Hitler, Spews Zionhass) Should Obama Give Her an Award?

I say no. The Obama administration, on the other hand, says yes:
Samira Ibrahim is the young, courageous, Egyptian woman who exposed the "virginity tests" conducted by the Egyptian army on girls arrested in Tahrir Square during the revolution.   
Instead of keeping the tests under wraps, she decided to speak up, and for this reason she will receive the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award on Thursday from John Kerry, in the presence of First Lady Michelle Obama.

The medal is given to 'extraordinary' women worldwide. However, it turns out that Ibrahim didn't hesitate in the past to express her opinions on an array of other subjects, and an American-Egyptian researcher claims that she had posted comments in support of Hitler, 9/11 and the terror attack against Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria on Twitter.
In other words, her "extraordinary" courage is mitigated by her perfectly ordinary anti-Americanism and Jew-hate--so why give her a prize at all?

Update: Mark Steyn says it's "Virgin on the Ridiculous."

Update: John Kerry has "deferred" the award--for now.

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