Wednesday, June 30, 2010

“Son of Hamas” Gets a Reprieve

Here’s some good news: the Department of Homeland Security has dropped its deportation case against Mosab Hassan Yousef. Mr. Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader, converted to Christianity and went to work for Israeli intelligence before coming to the United States. DHS had previously recommended his deportation due to his “connections with terrorism” — that is, because his daddy is a Hamas leader.

The Iconoclast has the report:

We just received the following blast email from Sarah Stern of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). At hearings before a US immigration Judge in San Diego, today, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it was dropping its deportation case against former Shin Bet agent, Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of Son of Hamas. According to the San Diego Tribune, the presiding judge granted Yousef, asylum. The efforts of many, including his former Shin Bet handler, have been rewarded with this decision of the DHS. We had been an early advocate for Congressional investigation of this misinformed deportation matter. Sweet reason and moral suasion has prevailed.

Read more at The New English Review.

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Prospero said...

Thank God! Perhaps the bravery of a shin bet agent to stand up and be counted had an impact on the useless Homeland Security Department. The idea that the brave must expose themselves to satisfy the craven is terrifying. Pray they both stay safe.