Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Deported From US! (With Video)
Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem prior to her deportation to Jordan.
Rasmea Odeh posed for pictures with supporters and activists, some carrying signs with her picture proclaiming their support for her and her cause.
Odeh thanked the crowd before getting on a Royal Jordanian aircraft for the 11?-hour flight to Amman.
“Thank you for all you did for me,” she said. “What happened is unjust, it’s inhuman. They tried to destroy my life, but they will not destroy me.”
Naturally, her supporters expressed their desire to destroy Israel (which is why they really don’t have a problem with her bombing Israelis to begin with)
Some of her supporters vowed to take up her cause.
“We will liberate Palestine,” said Hatem Abudayyeh, coordinator of Odeh’s defense committee. “We will liberate Palestine because of the Rasmea Odehs of the world.”
Here are some more pics from the “farewell.” Note supporters also brought along their children to venerate this murderer.
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William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection notes that some in the media still referred to her as an “activist” rather than the terrorist she is, demonstrating the effectiveness of their campaign. He refers to the headline of the AP report I quoted above. But that report at least references her terrorist conviction. This one from the Chicago Sun Times makes no mention of it, and paints her completely as a victim.
Rasmea Odeh was deported Tuesday.
The 70-year-old Palestinian immigrant, whose U.S. citizenship was revoked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not disclosing having served time as a prisoner in Israel, didn’t cry until the end, only after ICE refused her huge crowd of supporters entry into the airport.
Before that, Odeh was staunchly defiant, the etched lines of her set countenance only occasionally twitching during a three-hour O’Hare Airport send-off for the political activist who became symbolic of a cause — Palestine liberation — her case gaining notoriety worldwide.
“Up until this very moment, I didn’t believe they will throw me out of the place I’ve spent over 23 years, separate me from the people whom I love and they love me,” she said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.
“How can I express how I am feeling? I don’t want to understand that this is my last day in the U.S. I don’t want to believe that,” she said.
“For the past month, I haven’t been able to sleep at night, just crying all the time,” Odeh said, chatting as she packed to head for the airport and a plane bound for Jordan, where she has no home or family.
“Jordan was not my choice. It was the passport they said they will give me when I get to the airport,” she said. “I used to have people in Jordan, but it’s been years. I don’t know who’s there, what’s there. I’ll have to find and make a place for myself in my community, which is not easy at my age, rebuilding a life at 70 years old?”
I hope life is terribly difficult and lonely for her in Jordan, but I somehow think she will be just fine – they tend to appreciate terrorists like her over there.