Rasmea Yousef Odeh is a twice convicted terrorist. She and some accomplices bombed a grocery store in Israel that killed two shoppers. She was convicted for that act of terrorism and served 10 years behind bars. She also took part in bombing a British Consulate, for which she was also convicted.
In 2004, she came to the United States by lying about her terrorist past. Even though she had become a citizen, she was set for deportation. She won a reprieve when she convinced a liberal activist judge that she lied because she had PTSD, Terrorists don’t get PTSD, they give it.
Odeh, in addition to lending her talents to organizing “A Day Without A Woman,” has apparently inspired the Left to organize to help “free” her from responsibility for her past crimes. A website called “justice4rasmea.org” describes Odeh as a hero, but never mentions her conviction or prison sentence:
Rasmea is a community icon who overcame vicious torture by Israeli authorities while imprisoned in Palestine in the 1970s, and an example for the millions of Palestinians who have not given up organizing for their rights of liberation, equality, and return.
In fact, when describing her arrest, the website seems to suggest that her lies are mitigated by the fact that they happened 20 years ago:
In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22, 2013, then sixty-six year old Rasmea Odeh was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. She was indicted in federal court, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application. Rasmea, her supporters, and her legal team say that the immigration charge was nothing but a pretext to attack this icon of the Palestine liberation movement.
Now, as she awaits her new court date, Odeh has lent her heroic organizing skills to the next iteration of the Women’s March against President Donald Trump. According to womensmarch.com, the official website for the event, the march is an attempt to “creatively withdraw” from harmful corporations.