Iraqi Parliament Cancels Nationality of Former Miss Iraq Because She Praised Israel

By Jennie Taer

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Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan, who praised Israel before the United Nations Human Rights Council last month, is now facing backlash from her home country after the Baghdad pledged to cancel her Iraqi nationality. During her speech at the UN, Idan doubled down on other Arab countries for dismissing Israel as a great potential ally. However, her home country doesn’t see this and is even calling her a criminal. Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee member Ali al-Ghanmi told Baghdad today, “What the former Miss Iraq Idan is doing, will be held accountable by law, and the competent authorities to follow up.”

2 weeks ago Iraq denied my statements at the UN that I don’t have freedom to speak about Israel now they’re taking my citizenship. This is inhumane. I’m speechless… https://t.co/dzAQGQdPmq

— Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan) July 9, 2019

Idan responded to the news on Twitter Tuesday, “2 weeks ago Iraq denied my statements at the UN that I don’t have freedom to speak about Israel now they’re taking my citizenship/ This is inhumane. I’m speechless…” Coming to Israel’s defense just isn’t what the cool kids are doing at the United Nations. Despite the threat of backlash, …read more

Source:: Sara Carter

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