Bombthrowers: Most Oregonians know Mazen Malik, a senior economist at the Oregon State Legislature, from his occasional appearances touting the alleged tax revenue bonanza that marijuana sales have brought to Oregon. But many likely do not realize that in the 1980s, Mazen Malik was an active supporter of Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), an anti-Israel organization whose horrific terrorist acts have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people.
It is important to understand that communists worked with radical Islamic organizations just as they do today. This unholy alliance has been described as the Red Green Axis and is discussed in the film, the Enemies Within.
With this in mind, consider that the Line of March was an influential 1980s Maoist group that by 1987 had openly supported the Soviet Union. Its publication “Frontline” listed Mazen Malik as a representative of the “General Union of Palestinian Students” for a June 1987 event titled “Fighting the Upsurge of Racist Violence.” more here