U.S. Judge Orders Deportation of Convicted Terrorist and Women’s March Organizer

Rasmea Odeh has been stripped of U.S. citizenship

Convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh / Twitter

Rasmea Odeh / Twitter


A federal judge ordered Thursday that convicted Palestinian terrorist and Women's March organizer Rasmea Odeh be deported from the United States, and her citizenship, revoked.

Odeh was previously convicted in Israel for masterminding a pair of 1969 bombings that left two civilians dead and fourteen injured. She was later released as part of a prisoner exchange, and she moved to the United States.

When she entered the United States, Odeh stated she had no criminal record. In 2013, she was indicted in federal court for immigration fraud, and in 2015, was sentenced to eighteen months in prison. The prison sentence was to be followed by deportation.

That conviction was set aside by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordered a new trial. In April, she pleaded guilty to immigration fraud as part of a plea bargain to avoid jail-time.

At sentencing, Detroit Federal Judge Gershwin Drain "praised [Odeh] for her years of service to Palestinian women in the Chicago area. But he [said] the immigration system relies on honesty," the Associated Pressed reported.

"We will continue to struggle for our cause. We will liberate our Palestine," Odeh told supporters after the hearing.

Odeh's case became a political flashpoint after she joined the anti-Trump Women's March and helped organize the Day Without Women strike. Feminists continued to defend the convicted terrorist; "When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us," Jezebel wrote in March.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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