Abdallah converted from Christianity to Islam and his Communist terrorist group murdered Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray, and wounded Robert Homme, the American consul general in Strasbourg.
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a Lebanese terrorist leader of one of the PFLP splinter groups, will be freed from prison, after 28 years in jail and deported to Lebanon, where he will no doubt receive a rousing welcome.
Abdallah converted from Christianity to Islam and his Communist terrorist group murdered an Israeli diplomat in Paris, Yacov Barsimentov and Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray, an assistant military attache. Ray was shot once in the back of the neck. His murder was the first murder officially designated as a terrorist attack by the Reagan Administration and the president said that;
"Just particularly what you should do I think is one of the things that's been wrong. People have gone to bed in some of these countries that have done things to us in the past confident that they can go to sleep, wake up in the morning and the United States wouldn't have taken any action. What I meant by that phrase was that anyone who does these, violates our rights in the future, is not going to be able to go to bed with that confidence."
"This assassination changed not one bit of U.S. policy. It only changed the life of a family and we still suffer," Sharon Ray, the Lt. Colonel's wife testified at Abdallah's trial.
Robert Homme, the American consul general in Strasbourg, was also wounded in the face, neck and chest by one of Abdallah's gunmen on a motorcycle.
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah was sentenced to life in prison and the attacks by his group ended with his capture, though other terrorist bombings were carried out in Paris, most likely by Hezbollah, to intimidate the authorities into releasing him.
Since then there has been an extensive campaign underway to free the terrorist leader with protesters chanting, "French justice at the feet of the Americans and Zionists."
Now they have gotten their way. And French justice lies at the feet of Islam and Qatar.