Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A new cause: College professors support killer of college students - by Stephen M. Flatow

...I am not saying that these terrorist-defending professors are typical of the entire academic community. And I am certainly not suggesting that they should be deprived of their legal right to adopt immoral positions. But parents have rights, too—including the right to refrain from sending their sons and daughters to colleges whose faculties include defenders of a murderer of college students.

Stephen M. Flatow..
08 November '16..

Professors at a number of American universities have found a new cause: demanding the release of a terrorist who murdered two college students.

This disturbing story begins on Feb. 21, 1969. That was the day a powerful bomb exploded in a Jerusalem supermarket. Two Hebrew University students (and roommates), Edward Jaffe and Leon Kanner, were killed. "They had been buying canned food for a botanical field trip when they were blown to bits," the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. "Many housewives brought bouquets of flowers to the employees of [the grocery store], but the bright spring colors could not overcome the evidence of grisly destruction wrought by a terrorist bomb….”

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility for the attack. A 20-year-old PFLP member named Rasmea Odeh and an accomplice were quickly captured.

The PFLP, which is the second-largest member-organization of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), is included in the official U.S. list of terrorist groups. It was responsible for many of the most notorious airplane hijackings of the 1970s and the 1972 Lod Airport massacre (26 dead, including 11 American citizens from Puerto Rico), as well as numerous suicide bombings and other attacks in recent years.

When Ms. Rasmea Odeh went on trial for the 1969 supermarket bombing, the evidence against her was overwhelming. Bomb-making materials, including explosives, were found in her home. She confessed to the supermarket bombing within a day of her arrest. The confession was detailed, and she also made a video-taped reconstruction of how she planted the bombs. Her co-conspirators also confessed, and they all implicated each other. (In a later documentary film, one of her comrades named Odeh as the mastermind of the attack.) And her connection to the PFLP terror group was undeniable.

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Stephen M. Flatow, vice president of the Religious Zionists of America, is an attorney in New Jersey and the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.

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