Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File) AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File
Sylvester Turner
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Houston, YOU have a problem! Stop using taxpayers’ money to glorify the Palestinian murderer of an American lieutenant.

On July 23 in Houston, Texas, a film glorifying terrorist Georges Abdallah was shown at a publicly-funded Houston Palestine Film Festival (HPFF)

The film “Fedayin” celebrates Abdallah, who was given a life sentence in France in 1987.

In 1982, Abdallah killed American Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray, a U.S. military attaché in Paris.

He was also jailed for his role in the murder of Israeli diplomat Yaacov Barsimantov and the 1984 attempted assassination of former American consul in Strasbourg, Robert O. Homme.

Abdallah was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

PFLP is a designated terrorist organization according to the U.S., Canada, the European Union, and Israel.

Additionally, Abdallah founded another terror group, the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF).

The film, which is a part of a festival supported by public funds, exalts Abdallah and serves as a propaganda demanding his release from French prison.

Not only does the film glorify a terrorist, its creators have terror connections.The film was produced by the Collectif Palestine Vaincra (CPV), a French affiliate of the Israel-designated terror group Samidoun.

The film’s main narrator is Khaled Barakat, a senior leader of the PFLP terror group.

Houston, we have a problem. Glorifying terror is immoral and forcing U.S. taxpayers to fund such activities is reprehensible.

Houston, stop using taxpayers’ money to glorify a murderer!

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To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to demand you stop funding the Houston Palestine Film Festival, which screened a propaganda film this year glorifying terrorist Georges Abdallah. Abdallah is imprisoned for killing American Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray and for his role in the murder of Israeli diplomat Yaacov Barsimantov and the 1984 attempted assassination of former American consul in Strasbourg, Robert O. Homme. Why would you use hardworking Texas taxpayers’ money to promote Abdallah? Stop funding this hateful propaganda now!

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