On the same day that the San Francisco City Attorney called using accurate quotes from muslim extremists “Islamaphobic” (CBS), CNN anchor Erin Burnett asked former First Lady Laura Bush if we have to “accept” anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism “when we want to make change” in the Middle East?” Please check the tags, this is NOT satire, this is the real deal. As always I will let you watch the tape so that you can see this unbelievable interchange for yourself.
Just in case you can’t believe that Ms. Burnett actually asked that question, here is a rough summary. “An Egyptian woman, her name’s Samir Ibrahim, and she’s done a lot of things, courageous things. She’s also been criticized for sending tweets that are anti-Semitic, anti-American,” Burnett said during a segment on the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program. “Does the U.S. need to accept that when we want to make change? You have to support people that do those things — financially in term of awards, in terms of all these things — because it pays off in the end? Is that a trade-off we have to make?” she asked.
Mrs. Bush responded with a laughing, “No, . . … But I do think it’s really important that we do support women in any way we can in the U.S. And I know American women want to do . . . . It’s easy for us to recruit the mentors, the American women mentors for our class of Egyptian fellows because American women are interested in women around the world and they want to see women succeed,” she answered.
Why in the world would Ms. Burnett ask such a dumb question? Easy, the press is once again trying to cover a Presidential Gaffe when an Anti-American, Anti-Semite supporter of Hitler was almost given a Women Of Courage Award from the United States State Department until Fox and the Blazer pointed out the hypocrisy. Ibrahim’s texts which applauded the 9/11 attacks among other things are stunning.
Ibrahim’s past tweets included celebratory comments relating to the death of five Israeli tourists in a 2012 suicide bombing in Bulgaria.
“An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea,” she tweeted directly following the attack. “Today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.”
Ibrahim’s vitriol is not reserved strictly for Jews, however. The Egyptian activist even holds the very country that was slated to honor her with an award in equal contempt. Following the riots that set siege to the United States embassy in Cairo on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, Ibrahim said that every year should mark America’s destruction.
“Today is the anniversary of 9/11. May every year come with America burning.”
Doubling down on her racist diatribes, in August 2012, Ibrahim referred to Saudi Arabia’s ruling Al Saud family as “dirtier than the Jews” and not long after, admiringly quoted Hitler.
“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,” Ibrahim tweeted. (Blaze)
As mentioned at the top, Ms. Burnett’s stunning question came on the same day when San Francisco MUNI bus ads were called “Islamaphobic” and “hate crimes” despite the fact that the ads accurately quoted the statements of Islamic followers. It is true that the statements in the ads were controversial. alarming and disturbing – “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah” – but they are direct quotes properly attributed.
I oppose any actions or words or religious hatred and in this case I find the speaker’s words to be offensive, not the fact that they were reprinted. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon condemned the billboards as “Islamaphobic” and then said “the only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to look the other way and do nothing.” Ironically Gascon acted as if those were his own words when he was actually quoting Albert Einstein. (Einstein)
I am truly confused by the current media bias in which attacks on Christianity and Judaism are accepted while trying to merely report the facts about Islamist extremism brands the speaker as religiously intolerant. This provides a smooth segue into one of my favorite quotes ““If we continue to teach about tolerance and intolerance instead of good and evil, we will end up with tolerance of evil.” (Dennis Prager)