Sob story or subterfuge? An Egyptian-American aid worker freed from prison by former President Donald Trump flooded social media with terrorist sympathies.
“I don’t condemn HAMAS and never will.”
In 2017, after Aya Hijazi spent three years in an Egyptian prison for alleged child abuse and sex trafficking charges, Trump accomplished in his first 100 days what former President Barack Obama had failed to do over nearly 1,000 in arranging for her release. Now, the supposedly Muslim Brotherhood-tied radical truly let her antisemitism shine on X, clearly showing her allegiances.
“I don’t condemn HAMAS and never will. I don’t condemn Palestinians who exhausted every peaceful way on earth to end their occupation and save their lives,” asserted Hijazi one month after the jihadists slaughtered more than 1,400 people in Israel. “I condemn anyone who asks the world to condemn HAMAS. You are morally abhorrent with reverse standards. One for the Whites and ones for everyone else. And your standards of occupation, land theft, besiegement and mass murder don’t apply to me.”
She continued, “I condemn Israel for its occupation. I condemn Israel for stealing lands, drying wells, cutting olive trees, killing babies. For a list of massacres from 1936 till today. I condemn Western world media and world leaders for supporting an atrocious genocide, and calling the rightful owners of a land with free spirits as terrorists. I condemn you fabricating lies about Palestinians and believing them while forcing Palestinians to parade their dead, and pretend not to see. And once you see, you dismiss them as if they are less. YOU are less! I condemn you!”
I condemn Israel for its occupation.
I condemn Israel for stealing lands, drying wells, cutting olive trees, killing babies. For a list of massacres from 1936 till today.
I condemn Western world media and world leaders for supporting an atrocious genocide, and calling the…
— Aya Hijazi آية حجازي (@ItsAyaHijazi) November 8, 2023
At the time of her release, it had been reported that the U.S. citizen, born in Egypt, had been arrested alongside her Egyptian husband, Mohamed Hassanein, and others from their non-governmental organization, the Belady Foundation. The Associated Press cited Trump as saying in April 2017, “I asked the government to let her out. You know Obama worked on it for three years, got zippo, zero.”
Reacting to the content, Cynthia Farahat, author of “The Secret Apparatus: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Industry of Death,” explained to Fox News Digital, “She has and does indeed support the Muslim Brotherhood, and this is why her comments are often featured positively on their official website, something the Brotherhood only does with its overt and covert members and agents.”
“Hamas is the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. This is a fact not an opinion,” Farahat added. “This is why she will always be on their side even when they engage in horrific crimes against humanity like their barbaric terror attack against Israel.”
While suggesting that “no one should be surprised by Aya Hijazi pro Hamas stance [sic],” the author also contended the Trump administration was probably “unaware of her affiliation” with the Islamist group “and acted based on bad intelligence.”
As it happened, in 2020, Hijazi endorsed then-candidate Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election while asserting that Trump had made securing her freedom about himself.
“Trump leaned in & said, ‘you know it’s I who released you, don’t you? I succeeded & Obama failed’ in the most vulnerable moment of my life, 48 hrs after releasing me from prison…It was never about me like it was never about us. It’s about his ego. We deserve better #VoteBiden.”
Trump leaned in & said, “you know it’s I who released you, don’t you? I succeeded & Obama failed” in the most vulnerable moment of my life, 48 hrs after releasing me from prison
It was never about me like it was never about us. It’s about his ego. We deserve better #VoteBiden pic.twitter.com/SMhaAHKfWi
— Aya Hijazi آية حجازي (@ItsAyaHijazi) November 2, 2020
“There is no amount of ingratitude in the world that can beat Hijazi’s ungratefulness to her country that came to her rescue,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies research fellow Hussain Abdul-Hussain said to Fox News Digital.
“Hijazi’s venom in her X posts is not directed against the U.S. only, but against the West at large, which she often depicts as the White Colonial Man. The irony is that, had the thought of this West — life, liberty and equality — not spread throughout the world, Hijaze would have been probably locked up at her father’s house, married shortly after puberty, then locked up again at her husband’s house, birthing a dozen children and running the household,” he argued.
Abdul-Hussain continued, “Had it not been for this Western thought, Hijazi would have likely been illiterate, her voice never heard outside her family quarters. It was her U.S. citizenship that made the leader of the free world throw America’s weight behind her freedom, and then receive her like royalty in the Oval Office.”
Since Oct. 7, unrest across the country, and in particular on college campuses, has shown the degree to which antisemitism has permeated. Harvard University’s response to anti-Israeli sentiments of student groups returned to the fore as, upon her release from captivity, Hijazi pursued and completed a Master of Public Administration program at the Ivy League institute in 2021 where, according to her LinkedIn profile, she served as a “leadership coach” who focused on “anti black racism and anti sexism.”
Hijazi defended her stance in a statement to Fox News Digital that read in part that she is “always very grateful for being freed by the United States and the honorable treatment I received,” but she remained “heartbroken that the expectation of gratitude equates an expectation of silence over genocide and colonization.”
The Trump campaign reportedly did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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