Islamist bomber and O-care navigator convicted in federal court of immigration fraud

Islamist bomber and O-care navigator convicted in federal court of immigration fraud

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh participated in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem that killed two men in their early 20s and wounded several more. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had hidden a bomb in a box of sweets at a grocery store, and when it detonated, it left Eddie Joffe so charred that his brother struggled to identify the corpse. His parents grieved for the rest of their lives, Eddie’s brother Basil told me.

Some small measure of justice was served yesterday, when a federal jury convicted Odeh for lying on her U.S. immigration papers in 1995, then again on her citizenship papers in 2004. …

[I]t’s unnerving that it took the federal government nearly two decades to discover that it had allowed a known terrorist into the United States. Odeh had been convicted in Israel and sentenced to life in prison, though the government released her after 10 years as part of a prisoner swap.

In the United States, Odeh was hardly discreet about her violent past, agreeing to be interviewed for a 2004 documentary, Women in Struggle…

[E]ven after the documentary’s release, Odeh — by then a vocal activist in Chicago’s Arab-American community — received certification to work as an Obamacare navigator…

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