A group affiliated with Linda Sarsour’s “Women’s March” decided, today, to honor now-deported Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh on Twitter, claiming Odeh’s recent immigration troubles were the result of a “broken system,” and not because Odeh murdered two Israelis and lied about it to American immigration.
Daily Wire (h/t Maurice) The above Tweet links back to an equally abysmal opinion piece in the Chicago Sun-Times, which calls Odeh an “activist” and praises her for her work “resisting” Donald Trump as part of the Women’s March team of organizers (Odeh, it seems, was part of the group responsible for the failed “Day Without a Woman” campaign).
That piece, also, glosses over Odeh’s past, claiming that she was “extorted” into confessing that she’d taken part in a bombing campaign that left two young men dead.
The now-70 year old Odeh was convicted of being part of a plot to bomb an Israeli supermarket. Her group hid small bombs in boxes of candy, hoping to maximize their impact, specifically by targeting children. The group’s bombs killed two Hebrew University students.
In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two young men at a supermarket. She insists she was tortured into confessing by the Israeli military. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1979 as part of a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
She emigrated to the US in 1995, but “forgot” to tell immigration officials that she’d served time for terrorism. In April, an immigration court marked Odeh for punishment: she could serve time in jail for lying to officials, or be deported. She chose deportation to Jordan.
Odeh pleaded guilty in April to concealing her convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship in Detroit in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the U.S. a decade earlier.
The system isn’t “broken;” it worked exactly as it’s supposed to. But, apparently, that’s nothing to the Women’s March, which claims to speak for all women in their opposition to the Trump “Regime.”
The group, which hosted a single successful event back in January, has since been unable to hide the radical “activists” who make up its steering committee, like Linda Sarsour – and the radical activist women they admire, like convicted murderer (sensing a theme here), Assata Shakur.