The Islamists and their interfaith friends are taking up the case of Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, a woman that lied on her immigration papers about having been convicted by Israel of perpetrating a terrorist bombing that killed two people. Predictably, the coalition is claiming she's a victim of an anti-Muslim campaign by the U.S. government.
Odeh was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a group supported by the Assad regime in Syria that the U.S. government officially considers to be a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The State Department says its terrorist attacks include airline hijackings that killed a total of 20 Americans. The PFLP continues to hatch terror plots, though none succeeded last year. The group confirms that it gets training from Hezbollah.
Odeh, who is now 66 years old, was involved in the bombing of a grocery store in Jerusalem in 1969 that killed two Israeli students. She was also involved in two other bombings targeting the British consulate. She was convicted, spent 10 years in prison and then released as part of a prisoner swap.