Is State Dept buying Samira Ibrahim’s farcical ‘I was hacked’ excuse?

The Weekly Standard reported that Secretary of State John Kerry was planning to honor an anti-American Egyptian woman whose Twitter account contains multiple tweets endorsing terrorism against the US and Israel.

The honoree, Samira Ibrahim, asserts that her Twitter account was hacked even though the tweets in question appeared over a period of months and were never deleted.

Can anyone be stupid enough to buy that excuse?

According to State Department reporter Nicole Gaouette, the answer to that question is “Yes.”

Yes, really. “State officials tell me they’ve looked at 1000s of her tweets & believe her account was hacked,” she tweeted.

Indeed, Gaouette herself seems open to the possibility that Ibrahim is telling the truth.

Times of Israel blogger Arieh Kovler, on the other hand, is pretty sure that Ibrahim is full of you know what — and he makes a very compelling case.

Thankfully, the State Department is going to delay the award ceremony.

Will State officials use the extra time to seek guidance from a noted hacking expert?

  • Spatial Awareness

    Ssssssuuuuuurrrrrreeeeee it was…….. beLIEve. O.O

  • Kevin Post

    Hacked several times months apart. Yeah I buy it along with a bridge

    • conservativechick

      Notice she mentions being “hacked” AFTER she gets caught? hmmm

  • Pat Loudoun

    As Razor (@hale_razor) just pointed out, “If anti-US, anti-Jew Samira Ibrahim was hacked, simply release all her pro-Israel and pro-America speeches and essays. Easy!”

    People should follow him.

  • aPLWBinAK

    Somebody should have told her the ‘Weiner defense’ didn’t work for Anthony……so why should it for her? “I was hacked” is so yesterday.

  • Rella

    So months ago in anticipation of the US giving her a “courage” award somene hacked into this poor woman’s account at several different times to make it look as if she’s antiAmerican and antiSemietic. Sneaky! I wonder who did the hacking? Ya think the jeeeewwws?

  • BrotherMatthias

    KP said “Hacked several times months apart. Yeah I buy it along with a bridge”


  • londondave

    Well apparently her twitter account was easy to hack as the hacker was able to guess her password, IHATEJEWS

  • $8265254

    Actions speak louder than words. And the actions of this Administration tell us all we need to know.

  • Jay Stevens

    “I didn’t write that. I was hacked.”

    Implausible denial.

  • conservativechick

    WARNING: Do not go to her account and try to translate content! My twitter account got “SUSPENDED!”