Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Are We Going To Send A Hero To His Death?

Mosab Hassan 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, either of which calls for his death!

About four months ago his memoirs were published. In those memoirs he stated that he was one of the Shin Bet (Israeli) Security Agency’s best assets and was dubbed The Green Prince, a reference to his Hamas pedigree and the Islamists' signature green color.

Yousef's case seems straightforward: He helped Israel find and kill members of the militant group. Those actions make him a marked man back home.

Former CIA Director James Woolsey says, “His deportation would discourage other potential spies.
It is not an exaggeration to say that such an action would set us back years in the war on terrorism,"

But the Department of Homeland Security wants him gone, calling him "a danger to the security of the United States" who has "engaged in terrorist activity." Twenty seven members of Congress wrote Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano this week that Yousef would be in "grave danger" in the Middle East.

Yousef, now 34, settled in Southern California after arriving in Los Angeles with a tourist visa in January 2007.

In May, Yousef wrote on his blog, "Exposing terrorist secrets and warning the world in my first book cost me everything. I am a traitor to my people, disowned by my family, a man without a country. And now the country I came to for sanctuary is turning its back.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency within Homeland Security that is arguing the government's case, declined to comment, saying in a statement that it "respects the privacy of all individuals involved in the immigration litigation process."

He is scheduled to plead his case tomorrow before a San Diego immigration judge.

Is this the result of the Obama anti-Semitism or more ass kissing diplomacy?

In either case, it is wrong! We should instead be recognizing his great contributions and providing for his safety!

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An Arab for Christ said...

Fortunately, they saw fit (this very day) to grant him asylum!

Without blogs and conservative talk radio there is little doubt that he would have been deported!