October 23, 2013
Over the past decade, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh has made a name for herself in Chicago’s Palestinian community as a peaceful social activist and staunch defender of women’s rights, supporters say.
But federal authorities allege the diminutive 66-year-old Evergreen Park woman has a violent past — one that’s come back to haunt her.
On Tuesday, federal agents arrested Odeh on charges she lied on immigration and citizenship papers by concealing her conviction for a deadly terrorist bombing more than 40 years ago in Israel. If convicted, Odeh would be stripped of her citizenship and face up to 10 years in prison, authorities said.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm