Free Beacon: A Virginia Democrat with a history of anti-Israel activism and anti-Semitic comments was sworn in as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates Wednesday.
Ibraheem Samirah, a 27-year-old dentist, won a special election Tuesday to replace Democrat Jennifer Boysko, who was elected to the state Senate. Samirah defeated U.S. Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson, a Republican, in the race.
Samirah, who was born in the United States but calls himself a “second-generation Palestinian refugee,” co-founded a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace while a student at American University.
In another Facebook post, he called for greater support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which he advocated for while an undergraduate and dental school student. more …
Opinion: They’re coming into the US government young. Ibraheem Samirah is a US born, 27 year old, self-described 2nd generation Palestinian, and like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, age 29, Ilhan Omar age 37, and Rashida Tlaib age 42, Samirah is a passionate anti-Semite.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Samirah described Israel as worse than the Ku Klux Klan. In his apology, he also characterized the allegations of anti-Semitism as a “slander campaign.”
In the first paragraph, Samirah characterized his grandfather’s and Holocaust survivors as having a similar experience and shared values “planting the seeds for peace and understanding between religions and between countries”. How totally preposterous.
Violence against Jews is the one common denominator that both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas share.
Palestinian authority: “Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel.” (source)
Preamble to Hamas’ Charter on the Destruction of Israel: ‘Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’ (source)
In fact, the Hebrew word for violence is chamas pronounced hamas.
Samirah is the second Muslim Virginian elected to the House of Delegates, and from there a leap to Congress in 2020 could be a walk in the park.