Rasmea Odeh, Favorite Terrorist of the Hard Left https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2017/04/rasmea-odeh-favorite-terrorist-of-the-hard-left/

April 5, 2017 | Ruthie Blum

In 1969, Rasmea Odeh and another terrorist placed a bomb in a Jerusalem supermarket, which killed two and injured nine; four days later, the duo managed to carry out an attack on the British consulate before being arrested. In the past months, Odeh has floated to the top of the American radical left, emerging as a leader of the anti-Trump women’s March on Washington and subsequently as a key figure in the March 8 “worldwide women’s strike,” and most recently speaking to a conference of Jewish Voice for Peace, where she was greeted with enthusiastic applause. Ruthie Blum comments:

Luckily for Odeh, . . . the Jewish state that she and her radical leftist ‎buddies in the U.S. Jewish community would see eradicated let her out of jail as part of a prisoner ‎exchange. Still, she has expressed no gratitude to the liberal society that set her free in 1980, or to the ‎one that has enabled her since then to roam around freely, spewing her vitriol and inciting violence. ‎On the contrary, the proud member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who feels no ‎remorse for the innocent boys she killed, also defied the country that took her in as an immigrant—concealing her terrorist past in order to enter the United States.‎

Not only that. Last month, Odeh’s three-year battle with the U.S. government, which was sparked by ‎her being convicted of immigration fraud, came to a happy end with a plea bargain according to which ‎she would be stripped of her American citizenship and deported, but serve no jail time. ‎. . . It is bad enough that Odeh spent only ten years in an Israeli prison. Worse still that she is getting off the ‎hook for her subsequent crime. But the fact that she has been elevated to some kind of sainthood, ‎lauded by feminist, black, and other self-described human-rights activists is as shocking as it is ‎shameful. . . .

Odeh, who was twenty-one when she played a key role in the terrorist attack, failed to mention that if not for ‎Israeli policy, she would have spent the rest of her life behind bars. Instead, she has been a liberated ‎woman since the age of thirty-two. The now-sixty-nine-year-old also left out the fact that the U.S. justice system—yes, in Trump’s America—can take credit for her ability to trade jail for Jordan, where she will ‎undoubtedly be hailed as a heroine. ‎

Good riddance, Rasmea; too bad you can’t take your [Jewish] sycophants with you. But, as you surely know, ‎Jordanian law forbids Jews from becoming citizens.

Read more on Israel Hayom: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=18771