I previously mentioned Linda Sarsour in connection with the anti-Trump women’s march, of which she was one of the organizers, noting that she is a Sharia-promoting, anti-Israel activist. She was also mentioned in a more positive manner in my previous post, in which it was reported that she helped organize the Muslim community to repair the vandalized Jewish cemeteries. I expressed my doubts as to her motivations (as did Reality in the comments), and Israellycool backs up my suspicions in this post:
Sarsour says it loudly and clearly.
By helping non-Muslims and marginalized groups, they will be “the staunchest supporters and best defenders of Islam against Islamophobia.”
In other words, showing this kindness and support is a way to get people on the side of Muslims, and not because it is the right thing to do. What’s in it for Islam? The support comes with strings and expectations attached to it. We help you and you will be our future cheerleaders.
Sarsour’s fundraising for the Jewish community seems to be a PR stunt straight from her own playbook. And not just for Muslims in general, but also Sarsour personally, who has been reeling from the exposure of her misdeeds, and is engaging in damage control as she prepares herself for what looks like a political career.
I feel genuinely bad for the many good people who contributed to her campaign, including supporters of Israel. There is a real cost with every dollar she raises, as her own personal currency increases.
She should not be lauded for her latest act, which I believe is a cynical attempt to curry favor. If she was sincerely worried about the Jewish community and the scourge of antisemitism, she would not be contributing to it by spreading hatred towards Israel and promoting the boycott of the world’s only Jewish homeland. Nor would she be associating with Jew haters.
Well, Ms. Sarsour does not rest on her laurels. Next week she will be organizing and participating in another anti-Trump march, in the shape of a national women’s strike, scheduled to take place on 8th March. However, Linda Sarsour is the least of our problems in this respect. One of the other organizers is Rasmea Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who murdered two Israeli young men in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing in 1969, and who was subsequently released in a prisoner exchange deal, but who lied on her immigration application form about her imprisonment when moving to the US. Prof. William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reports at the link:
.. how the Women’s March is being hijacked by anti-Israel activists, like Linda Sarsour, and Rasmea Odeh.
Yes, THAT Rasmea Odeh, the one convicted of killing Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner at the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem in 1969, and who now is on trial in Detroit for immigration fraud.
A convicted Palestinian terrorist was among the eight feminist activists who called earlier this week on American women to join a March 8 international strike — which organizers are calling a protest “against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights.” ….
In a Guardian op-ed published on Monday — attention to which was brought on social media by investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss — Odeh, joined by Linda Martín Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser, Barbara Ransby, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Angela Davis, wrote that the goal of the planned protest is to “mobilize women, including trans women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle … Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism — a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.”
As reported by The Algemeiner on Monday, Odeh will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) 2017 National Member Meeting — set to be held in Chicago from March 31 to April 2.
So who is Rasmea Odeh? Prof. Jacobson has investigated her thoroughly over the last couple of years and reported extensively on his findings. This post of his below provides us with Odeh’s grisly background, and the fraud she perpetrated on the US immigration authorities in order to enter the United States after her release from Israeli prison:
Rasmea Odeh is the Palestinian terrorist group member convicted of the 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.
Rasmea was released in a prisoner exchange in 1979 for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon.
Rasmea eventually made her way to the U.S., where she lied on both her visa and naturalization applications, by falsely stating that she never was convicted of a crime or served time in prison. She told other lies as well, such as not disclosing the time she spent in Lebanon after release from Israeli prison, or that she was a military member of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Rasmea became a U.S. citizen in 2004 on the basis of those lies.
Rasmea was convicted of immigration fraud in federal court in Detroit in November 2014, sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered deported after release from prison.
Rasmea has become a hero to the anti-Israel movement in the U.S., which falsely claims she confessed to the supermarket bombing only after 25 days of horrific sexual torture. In fact, the records show she confessed the day after arrest, there was substantial corroborating evidence, and she received a trial that an observer from the International Red Cross termed fair. Rasmea’s main co-conspirator has said in a video interview decades later that Rasmea was the mastermind.
Here is the video proof of Odeh’s participation in the Jerusalem supermarket bombing mentioned in the post above:
The outrageous mainstreaming of this vicious terrorist has finally hit the national headlines in America as the New York Post ran an article entitled “Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march” in which they detail Odeh’s deeds and note the issue of “intersectionality” so beloved of the Left – in which they deem all social issues and protests are interconnected, thereby linking leftist-oriented, social justice protests to anti-Israel action.
The Clarion Project also notes Odeh’s malign history and her involvement in the anti-Trump protests:
The liberal left has teamed up with extremist and violent Islamists in its next salvo against newly-inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, a follow-up event to the January 21 Women’s March on Washington, will be staged.
One of the co-authors of the “militant” manifesto behind the nationwide event is convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh.
The British mainstream press have also now picked up on the story as Bill Jacobson notes:
The Daily Mail gave us a nice shout out:
Her lawyers claimed that her confession was tortured out of her by Israeli military.
However, according to a 1970 report in The Jerusalem Times – reprinted on conservative site Legal Insurrection – a Red Cross representative – Guy Wintelir – testified that the trial had been fair.
(added) Express also had coverage:
Twitter has lit up after the NY Post and Daily Mail stories.
But so far, I’ve not seen any public comment from the Women’s March organization.
I’m guessing that no one will hear from the Women’s March organization because these “oppressed sisters” are so useful to the intersectionality necessary to motivate this march, and the organizers don’t want to be confused with inconvenient facts, like the one (Sarsour) being an anti-feminist since she supports Sharia, and the other (Odeh) being a cold-blooded killer.