Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

‘I Support Rasmea’ movement grows to support terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh

Supporters in Chicago are selling t-shirts which state “I Support Rasmea” as MoveOn.org created a petition to free the terrroist Rasmea Youcef Odeh, now 66-years-old, linked to the 1969 murder of two students in Jerusalem.

"I support Rasmea" Odeh flyer phot/solidarity .org

“I support Rasmea” Odeh flyer phot/solidarity .org

“She has committed no crime and the government has no case,” said Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Chicago-based AAAN where Odeh has served as associate director since 2004.

“The charge brought against her is just a pretext for the continuation of federal law enforcement repression against Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims in this country.  This policy attempts to scapegoat and intimidate our community into staying silent and not raising its voice against injustice,” read the statement he released on Wednesday.

Eddie Joffe, 21, and his friend Leon Kanner, will killed while shopping in a grocery store. The pair were gathering supplies for a hiking trip and dynamite was rigged to a can of sweets. Joffe’s brother told National Review that  that “the body was so badly burned and blackened from the explosion that they could barely recognize it” and that his parents never recovered until the day they died from the devastation of losing their son.

The MoveOn petition notes her arrest in October that “the Department of Homeland Security arrested Rasmea in her home for alleged immigration fraud as part of an ongoing witch-hunt that targets Arabs and Muslims who criticize U.S. and Israeli policy and labels them ‘terrorists.’”

Likewise, Solidarity questions why the arrest, after twenty years in the US. She was freed from the Israeli prison in a legal prisoners exchange: “Odeh lived in Lebanon and Jordan before immigrating in 1995 to the United States, where she received citizenship in 2004.”

In a 2004 documentary called Women in Struggle, Rasmieh Odeh and a woman named Ayesha Odeh speak openly about their terroristic activities in Israel and appear to lack any regret about the crimes they committed.

Ayesha says that “Rasmieh Odeh was more involved than I was [in the grocery-store bombing]. . . . I only got involved during the preparation of explosives. We wanted to place two bombs to blow up consecutively. I suggested to have the second bomb go off five or six minutes after the first bomb so that those who get killed in it would be members of the army and secret service, but it did not explode. They defused it 20 seconds before it exploded.” Rasmieh Odeh describes how time in an Israeli prison deepened her “hatred against those who were responsible. Why? I am not responsible, the occupation is.”

MoveOn is joined by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), and the United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) in calling Odeh an activist.

Joffe said “I just about vomited” after hearing the praise being poured on his brother’s killer, particularly the allegation that she’s an innocent victim of discrimination.

“How could they purport to prevent unfair discrimination and stereotyping when one of their [leaders] is a convicted terrorist, murdered people, and is unrepentant? It makes a hypocrisy, a mockery, of what they’re trying to accomplish,” Basil Joffe told National Review.

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