Friday, March 8, 2013

Fwd: award canceled

'The department had named Ibrahim among recipients of a women's award to be presented Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama…


The State Department has canceled the award it planned to give an Egyptian activist whose Twitter account included virulently anti-American and anti-Semitic statements.


The decision Friday comes a day after the administration postponed the award, while it looked into the recently discovered tweets from activist Samira Ibrahim.


Some of the tweets praised attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations and against Israeli civilians in Bulgaria.'


Best wishes,

John Coffey

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