CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill recently wore a t-shirt featuring Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled on his show. Below her picture, the shirt reads, “Resistance is not terrorism.”
Mark Lamont Hill with talk-show host Wendy Williams.
Leila Khaled is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The plane was blown up after the terrorists disembarked. Leila Khaled underwent six plastic surgery operations on her nose and chin to conceal her identity and allow her to take part in a future hijacking. Today she lives in Jordan.
University students were criticized earlier this year for wearing the same shirt.
The Tower reports:
One of America’s elite universities became the focus of attention today as photos emerged showing students apparently engaging in support for international terrorism during the past year. The two students, identified as Fadi AbuNe’meh and Taka Yamaguchi, were apparently leading activists with the campus chapter of J Street U, an organization that describes itself, inter alia, as “pro-Peace.”
An especially vibrant part of the group’s peace activism, apparently, includes wearing T-Shirts that say “Resistance is Not Terrorism,” and sport a picture of Leila Khaled, a notorious PFLP terrorist who hijacked airplanes in 1969 and 1970, caressing an AK-47.
The allegations broke this morning when photos were discovered of the two students wearing the shirts at an event sponsored by J Street U last April. In coverage of the event, AbuNe’meh is quoted as a representative of the group. In AbuNe’meh’s Facebook postings, shown below, when asked where they acquired the shirts, he pointed to a vicious anti-Israel website called existenceisresitance.org. That website also offers shirts with a map of the entirety of Israel drawn in with a keffiyeh pattern and the caption “Un-Occupy,” calling for the elimination of Israel as a whole. The site describes the shirts explicitly as showing a picture of Leila Khaled.
Hill features the picture above on his personal website.