“We have decided that we will not present” the award, said State Department Press Secretary Victoria Nuland, in a briefing today.
Nuland cited public statements Ibrahim has made that “didn’t comport with our values.”
“We didn’t consider some of the public statements that she had made appropriate,” she said. “Upon review, we have concluded that we will not give her this award.”
Ten women were set to receive the award. The State Department has made the right decision.