Loudoun County Democratic Committee has voted to condemn anti-Semitic comments made by their candidate for the House of Delegates in the 86th district, Ibraheem Samirah. From Alfonso Nevarez, chairman of the committee:
On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Loudoun County Democratic Committee voted to condemn anti-Semitic comments made by the nominee for the 86th District of the House of Delegates, Ibraheem Samirah. Specifically, Samirah created a Facebook post that stated, “Most Israeli teenagers not only want to cover up the murders in their name, but they have young urges that need to be released somehow! Tinder’s perfect for that,” and linked to a video that promoted anti-Semitic propaganda. Just as we called out Republican John Whitbeck’s anti-Semitic comments in 2013, we will not hesitate to call out Ibraheem Samirah for his insensitive post. We appreciate that he’s since apologized, and we hope he will work hard to demonstrate that he is capable of representing our values.
The statement goes on to criticize many Republican officials. LCDC also asks for the resignation of Tommy Norment, among many other things. Their very lengthy statement here.