Samirah protest in Jamestown

Ibraheem Samirah pictured with his signs during President Donald Trump's speech in Jamestown.

Virginia Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th) interrupted President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday in Jamestown. Trump was speaking at the 400th Anniversary of the America's First Representative Legislative Assembly, but the president was stopped by Samirah a few minutes into his speech.

“I disrupted the President's speech in Jamestown because nobody's racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite,” Samirah said in a prepared statement. “The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation's history of immigrants. #DeportHate”

Samirah, who represents parts of eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax counties, held up signs that read “deport hate” and “reunite my family." A third message said “go back to your corrupted home.”

Ibraheem Samirah and Donald Trump

On July 30, Virginia Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D) interrupted a speech being given by President Donald Trump in Jamestown.

The delegate was escorted out as members of the crowd chanted, “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jack Wilson said Samirah's actions are a disgrace to Virginia.

"Delegate Samirah's outburst was nothing more than childish frustration over Hillary Clinton's loss," Wilson said in a message to the Times-Mirror. "If the Democrats wanted someone to protest this historic, bipartisan event, maybe they should not have picked an anti-Semite. Ibraheem Samirah is a disgrace to Virginia and should resign."

In February, Samirah apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks on social media five years ago. The remarks surfaced shortly after his nomination. In a pair of now deleted Facebook posts, the first-generation American and second-generation Palestinian said that sending money to Israel is worse than sending money to the Ku Klux Klan and that former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon would burn in hell after Sharon died.

Samirah's protest on Tuesday came after the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus announced Monday it was boycotting the president's visit to the ceremony.

“The VLBC has always served as a voice for the values and issues of Black Virginians and other underrepresented groups in the Commonwealth,” the VLBC said in a prepared statement. “The participation of the President is antithetical to the principles for which the caucus stands and the democracy that many counterintuitively are clinging to as an excuse to attend this week.”

Trump, while criticizing Fox News for its coverage of Samirah's outburst, said, "The protester didn't look so good to me. I'm going to be very nice."

Samirah said in response via Twitter, "What about me 'didn't look so good?' I wore my favorite bowtie."

State Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-33rd) -- who preceded Samirah in the 86th House District -- and local Dels. David LaRock (R-33rd), David Reid (D-32nd) and Wendy Gooditis (D-10th) were among the lawmakers present at the event.

Samirah, who was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in February, is running unopposed for re-election in November.

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(54) comments

springerdad

While agree with the message I will never agree with the person delivering the message.







Both people need to disappear ASAP.


workhardgetahead

What are the two word that are most used during the Trump Era?



Answer- Now Hiring!!



Remember that!!


Mgolf

For the people who aren't appalled at this protestor, it is way more than just someone interrupting a speech and this certainly is not a good person who is standing up for oppressed people. This person is not the champion you want! Ibraheem Samirah has intimate ties to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and has outward unabashed anti-Semitic views. This is not the person who should represent anyone in America. While running for the 86th, he apologized for the anti-Semitic Facebook posts that surfaced from 2015, but he never said his statements were wrong or that they were not something he believed in, he simply said sorry. He was 22 when he made those statements and he claims the posts were "rantings of a young boy", but at that point in his life, it doesn't pass the smell test. In 2015, he had already made the decision to go into dental school and had passed the DATs to get in. I mention this because you have to be mature to decide to pursue post graduate work, intelligent to pass the DATs, and also as a college student in 2015, you would know there's a chance colleges might take a look at your social media profile, yet he made those statements unabashedly, indicating he thinks his anti-Semitic views were appropriate. It doesn't bode well that he continued on during dental school as an active part of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), one of the leading organizations for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel in the United States. If you live in the 86th please make sure you know who you're voting for next time around!


Loudoun4Trump

Trump only became a racist when he started to run for office and was successful....Your first thought that he is shows your ignorance tot he subject and your bias to toward the person in office as president....not shocking though, just standard issue liberal talking gibberish...


You must not know much about Trump's earlier career. Google Trump and racism and you'll learn about things like 1973 lawsuit by Feds over Trump housing discrimination issues; the Central Park Five; the whole birther thing... lots of evidence if you want to find it.


DavisB

reread your opening phrase and tell me that you think that your have defended Trump well


Loudoun4Trump

Yes...every one who has any sense knows Trump is not a racist....never accused of it his entire life.,,,,then he runs for office against the liberal media and crooked Hillary and wins...then all I hear are lines about RUSSIA..... RACISM ..... OBSTRUCTION blah blah blah.........not one idea for Americans, just a sick group of haters the democrats and media(one in the same) are....


Qwertyuiop

Nice Freudian slip in that first sentence [thumbup]


LoudounClear

Unlike many here, I'm guessing most Americans are capable of holding these two thoughts in their mind at the same time: Trump has demonstrated beyond doubt that he's a racist and someone jumping up and disrupting an event with a sign isn't appropriate.


loudouncommonsense

It's now over 10,000 lies, yet someone still has to post "he won...she lost.."



What a lame trope.



Let's get those tax returns into public view and see what the man is made of: is it integrity or foreign money and influence? (or worse, the emperor has no clothes).


workhardgetahead

Waaa waaa, orange man bad waaa waaa.


ace10

LOL. Speaking of excruciatingly lame tropes... the RUSSIANS!!!!


romano

Yet another proud Democrat moment....what a classy bunch they are...


Hard to imagine how Trump could be offended by rude behavior.




Mgolf

I don't think Trump was offended by his behavior. The public is offended that a person who is in favor of genocide in Israel would stand up to represent immigrants. It's like Hitler representing immigrants. Not the best choice.


[citation needed]


springerdad

When you sink to the level of what you say you hate and lose your argument. The thing that makes this whole event even worse is the person delivering the message. I guess your sides racism and hate for Jewish people is acceptable.


jke

How do you make Virginia democrats look even worse even after the Northam, Herring, Fairfax, Tran and Boysko episodes have Samirah interrupt the President celebrating Americas history that's how.


workhardgetahead

Dont forget Danika Rome


WesternSky

So Ibraheem Samirah interrupted Trump by yelling “You can’t send us back, Virginia is our home” and held up a sign reading “Reunite my family.”







Samirah’s father, Sabri Samriah, is a Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood leader who was banned from the United States for national security reasons under President George W. Bush and continues to be connecteded to terriost front groups.


Loudoun4Trump

Actually Duncan he is dressed more like Louis Farrakhan than a trump supporter....no doubt he is hate filled towards those of Jewish faith....a disgusting representation of the people of the 86th...but they elected this far left zealot...


Duncan Idaho

If he yelled "Lock her up!" or "Send her back!", that would have been fine and Trump-approved. This is what happens when Trump can't control who's in the audience.







By the way, Samirah was out of lie for doing this. Time and place, bro.


ace10

Nice try, but that's a big fail on your part.


loudouncommonsense

What's wrong with this picture? Oh, yeah...its the anti-immigrant president celebrating the IMMIGRANTS WHO FOUNDED JAMESTOWN!


springerdad

Anti illegal immigration. Why is that so hard for Democrats to understand. Ask the Native Americans how illegal immigration turned for them.


workhardgetahead

Foolish comment, its anti illegal immigrant President, get it right!


David Dickinson

The House of Delegates needs to formally censure him. The voters in the 86th need to get rid of him in November.


marv

The tragedy is that this disrespectful (and others like him) clown thinks he is a hero.



He won - she lost - get over it.


romano

Another documented racist anti-Semite throwing stones. Brought to you by today's shameless Democrat party.


RandomName2019

Not so much. This guy got the D nomination prior to his statements coming out and too late to do anything about. No one supports him. No one wants him. He's an embarrassment.


LetSanityPrevail

Unfortunately he is running unopposed and the hypocrisy of his district is unbelievable. They proclaim ‘Hate has no home here’ except for antisemites who we adore.


DavisB

no way as bad and even much better that yelling "you lie" to Obama during the State of the Union - sorry not sorry


Mgolf

Well DavisB it's extremely bad since the person who yelled "you lie" at Obama didn't go home and raise 3 million with his daddy to send to Hamas.


John M

I'm humiliated for Virginia- first Northam, now Samirah the twit. I'm counting the days until I retire and move away from here.


workhardgetahead

You got that right


BobOhneiserEsq

When does freedom of speech which interferes with another's freedom of speech not really what the founders intended when guaranteeing freedom of speech? I would presume this would be the last time this guy runs unopposed by a quality candidate.


DavisB

it is disturbing that someone running to be the head of Loudoun County does not recognize the difference between a law and a forced, social norm. I though lawyers were supposed to be able know what the law says.


Virginia SGP

What is the world are you talking about DavisB?


DavisB

quite simple, SGP- Bob is running to be the head of the BOS. Bob mistakes freedom of speech for something that MUST be give only in one direction and claims that TRUMP is being hurt here. FOS is a legal term as has been extensively defined on this site and elsewhere, it is not something that MUST be adhered to and definitely does not prevent someone protesting when someone else is talking. TRUMP has no guaranteed right to not be interrupted and Bob should know that.


LoudounClear

Bravo! More Americans need to begin standing up to this sorry, sad, shallow, self-absorbed racist.


RandomName2019

True, but maybe not an American that is anti-Semitic and out of step with even the Democrat party. His actions were an embarrassment this party and will be a flash point for conservatives and Republicans. He just handed them the perfect campaign message.


marv

Prove your accusations.


feathers

You are clueless. Give one example, one.


DavisB

and you are cheering and applauding the T-man, Workhar? Seriously?


workhardgetahead

You're cheering and applauding an Anti semite, Pajama boy? Seriously?


workhardgetahead

Yes, I am. You know why. Because I'm not a sheep who listen to the Liberal media. I think for my self. And anyone who thinks Trump is a racist is intellectually dishonest. They just follow and repeat a left wing media narrative. It's like saying if you keep telling the same lie over and over to the masses it eventually is portrayed as the truth. Unfortunately, too many are falling for the fake news narrative.


DavisB

One of these days you will realize that what you just posted is exactly what the main stream, radical right, media wants you to think


RoundHillGuy

You are so right, they need to stand up to the Anti Jewish hate that this guy and Ilhan Omar spew daily from their social media accounts . Agree with you 100% more people need to stand up to the racists anti Jewish hatred that the Democrat party is known for. Oh yea, and also stop wearing black face.


WesternSky

I am embarrassed for Virginia and disgusted by your actions.







Shame on you. I hope you do the honorable thing and resign.


DavisB

WesterSky - do you not cringe everytime Trump talks? If not, why not?


Chris McHale

Of all people to carry a sign reading Deport Hate, this guy is priceless.


David Dickinson

Ain't that the truth.


More Cowbell

Of course he only means white republican hate....He's been on the Feds radar for a while.


RoundHillGuy

If it weren't for double standards, dems would have no standards at all.


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