Muslim Women's March Organizer To Team Up With Convicted Terrorist For New Event
Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American activist and newest darling of the feminist movement, is scheduled to speak in April at an event with a Palestinian woman who was convicted of terrorism in a 1969 bombing in Israel.
Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York, will appear alongside Rasmea Odeh at an event in Chicago hosted by the Jewish Voice for Peace, a left-wing group that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sarsour was one of the organizers of last month’s Women’s March, and Odeh recently signed on as an organizer for a worldwide women’s strike next month.
An alleged former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist group, Odeh was convicted in Israel in 1970 of taking part in two bombings the year before. One bombing, at a Jerusalem supermarket, killed two Israeli students and injured nine others. She was also convicted for her role in a bombing of the British consulate.
She was freed from an Israeli prison in 1980 as part of a prisoner exchange and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s. Odeh has recanted her confession to Israeli authorities that she took part in the bombings, saying that it was procured through tortured and sexual assault by Israeli military police.