Government Dismisses Deportation Case Against Mosab Hassan Yousef
Spencer found this inÂ Mosab’s book:
In his bookÂ Son of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef says, “I am the son of a people who have been enslaved by corrupt systems for many centuries” (p. 248). One of those corrupt systems, in his view, is the IsraeliÂ government: “I was a prisoner of the Israelis when my eyes were opened to the fact that the Palestinian people were as oppressed by their own leaders as they were by Israel….Delivered from the oppression of Europe, Israel became the oppressor” (pp. 249-250).
Israel is the oppressor of the Palestinians? It sounds as if Mosab Hassan Yousef hasn’t modified his old Hamas views all that much — for if the Palestinians would cut out the jihad against Israel, they would immediately find that Israeli “oppression” would end. But he doesn’t seem to take that into account.
EMET has just received word directly from Mosab that the Government has officially dismissed its deportation case against Mosab Hassan Yousef at a federal detention center in San Diego.
Yousef says he will be killed if he is deported from the United States to the West Bank. The oldest son of one of Hamas’ founders, he was an Israeli spy for a decade, and he abandoned Islam for Christianity, further marking him a traitor.
Mosab has told us that it was thanks to the efforts of EMET that the government decided to dismiss its case and grant him political asylum.
EMET is enormously grateful to all those who played a part in standing with Mosab during this time, and helping the Department of Homeland Security come to understand what a grave error deporting Mosab would have been.
A special thank you is due to Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who authored a letter to DHS secretary Janet Napolitano, co-sponsored with 21 other Representatives. We wish to thank each and every representative who added their names to this call for sanity and to do right by a man who has stood up to terrorism and hatred, at a great personal cost.
Thanks also to former Ambassador R. James Woolsey, who also wrote a letter on Mosab’s behalf, and to all those who called, wrote, or emailed their congressional representatives and the White House on behalf of seeing justice done.