Reem Assil has chosen to adorn her Fruitvale bakery cafe with the likeness of one who chose to murder.
Fortunately, Oakland has chosen to fight back. This weekend, a group gathered to "Honor the victims, not their killer" , in what organizers promise to be the first of many informative vigils, speaking to the community about why the mural of Rasmea Odeh was so hateful.
In response, Reem Assil called upon her political allies for support.
The non-violent vigil was brutally attacked, and signs and flyers were ripped out of people's hands.
Again we see how in Israel, and in Oakland, violence is justified as a means to an end. Innocent citizens shopping in a grocery store or simply exercising their right to peaceful assembly and free speech are equally at risk.