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Hasta La Vista, Baby! Convicted Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Stripped of Citizenship & Deported

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By Tim Brown

After living on American soil for the past twenty years, convicted Islamic terrorist Rasmea Odeh has finally been stripped of her US citizenship and deported.

Odeh, 69, lived in the united States under false pretenses.

On Tuesday, her citizenship was stripped from her and she was put a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and flown to Jordan.

Instead of being sent to prison for lying about her criminal record on her visa application to enter the country, Odeh made a deal to lose her citizenship and be deported.

Truth Revolt reports:

For the last 20 years, Odeh has lived on U.S. soil under false pretenses, most recently in Chicago. But on Tuesday, Odeh, 69, was finally stripped of her citizenship and put on a plane at O’Hare International Airport bound for Jordan where she can reunite with her terrorist pals. She worked out this deal to avoid being sent to prison for lying about her criminal record on her visa application to enter the country.

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Odeh left out one tiny detail that she was previously convicted of bombing a supermarket in Israel in 1969 which killed two Hebrew University students. She served just 10 years for the murders and was released on a prisoner exchange. She then brought her poisonous Palestinian worldview to America, where she became a darling of the Left.

Here’s some of her supporters wishing her well and telling her they will see her again in a “liberated Palestine:” …

An anti-Israel group known as the Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago sent out a gushing message to the terrorist along with an invitation to come to O’Hare and say goodbye:

A small gaggle gathered for a press conference at the airport where they wished their beloved “icon of the resistance” farewell, which was captured on Twitter with the hashtag #HonorRasmea:

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In March, I reported on the situation leading up to Odeh’s deportation.

Odeh entered a guilty plea because she lied on her visa and citizenship form about her ties to a designated terror group and previous terrorist convictions.  Though born in Palestine, Odeh will be deported to Jordan and be stripped of US citizenship.

She will plead guilty to Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, lose her U.S. citizenship, and be forced to leave the country, but will exit the U.S. without having to serve any more time in prison or ICE detention, a victory, considering that the government had earlier fought for a sentence of 5-7 years.”

An activist with the Arab American Action Network, Odeh was alleged to be a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terror group. She was convicted in Israel in 1970 of taking part in two bombings the year before, one at a supermarket in Jerusalem and another at the British consulate. Two Israeli students were killed in the supermarket bombing. Nine were injured in the two blasts.

Odeh was freed from prison in 1980 as part of a prisoner exchange. She emigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s and gained citizenship in 2004. She has denied taking part in the terrorist acts and has claimed that she was tortured and sexually assaulted by Israeli police to elicit her confession.

Her defense issued a statement in which they claim that “under this current, racist political climate, and facing 18 months or more of imprisonment, as well as the possibility of indefinite detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Rasmea has made the difficult decision to accept a plea agreement.”

The problem with that statement is that this has absolutely nothing to do with racism.  The issue has to do with her lying on her immigration forms.  Those lies were to cover up why she was arrested and imprisoned in the first place.

Now, if her claims are genuine regarding being tortured and sexually abused by Israeli police, then let’s see the evidence for that.

Her defense claims she was not allowed to present that evidence.

In her 2014 trial in U.S. federal court, where she was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison for allegedly giving false answers to questions on her applications for permanent residency and citizenship, Judge Gershwin Drain prohibited the defense from challenging the legality of the military tribunal or offering proof of her innocence of the bombings. She was also not allowed to put forward that she suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the torture, but she won an appeal and a new trial expressly based on the excluded torture evidence. Its back against the wall, the government then filed a vindictive new superseding indictment that falsely accused Rasmea of being a “terrorist” and a member of a “designated terrorist organization.”

The circles that she runs in for “social justice” does make this author at least question exactly what was she party to that she got caught up with 500 others in a terror raid due to a bombing?

From the defense statement:

Rasmea Odeh—a long-time icon of the Palestine liberation movement—is now a name known in every corner of the movement for social justice in the U.S.  From the Movement for Black Lives in Ferguson, Chicago, and beyond, to the call for a global #WomenStrike on International Women’s Day, Rasmea has become synonymous with resilience and resistance. This fight not only brought her story to the U.S. and the world, but also pushed forward the cause of the liberation of Palestine. She exposed Israel for what it is – a racist occupier and colonizer – and put its policy of torture and sexual assault on the permanent record in a U.S. court of law.

Odeh has no one to blame for her current predicament but herself and those supporting her have misguided allegiances.

It would be good if we could remove a lot of stealth and cultural jihadis in our society, whose aim is to undermine American culture and rule of law.

Republished with permission Freedom Outpost

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About Tim Brown

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.com, SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his "more precious than rubies" wife, father of 10 "mighty arrows", jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina.

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