Yahoo! and the Associated Press keep putting out sob stories on illegal immigrants in vapid and lazy attempts to make criminals look like good people. In this story I’m supposed to feel sorry for a woman who is: “An activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported.“ In the next part of the sentence though, more comes out: “for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.” I guess that I should just overlook that she blew some people up because she helps Arab women or something like that. Ms. Odeh apparently lied on immigration forms about her criminal activities to get in the country in 1994 and plead guilty.Here’s what Ms. Odeh’s attorney had to say about his client: “‘For 20 years, she lived here peacefully, honorably and gave more than many U.S. citizens,’ said defense attorney Michael Deutsch, who criticized prosecutors for filing charges.”
Honorably I guess, except for how she got into the country to begin with. Perhaps she could go back to waging war against the infidel since that is what is important to her. But of course, some left wing social justice warriors protested her pending deportation: “One hundred supporters traveled from Chicago to attend the court hearing. More than 1,000 people attended an event last weekend to honor Odeh.
‘I will raise my voice to say this: We have the right to struggle for our country,’ she said of the Palestinian territories.“
Struggle on for your country somewhere else lady.