This is exactly why people don’t trust this administration. They side with dictators and theocracies, and do stupid things like trying to deport those who fight against terrorism. Nothing about this regime makes sense. Typically, one would think Yousef would be embraced by the US for siding with the Israelis to save lives on both sides of the conflict. Yousef cared about his people as much as he did Israelis, and worked with the Shin Bet to prevent as many deaths as possible. And now that he has converted to Christianity, his life is certainly in danger within the Muslim world if he gets deported. And apparently this regime would like to see that danger realized. What the hell is wrong with them? (H/T Weasel Zippers):
The Department of Homeland Security is trying to deport the son of a Hamas founder who told of his conversion to Christianity and decade of spying for Israel in a New York Times best-seller.
“Son of Hamas” author Mosab Hassan Yousef revealed on a blog hosted by his publisher he is scheduled to appear June 30 before Immigration Judge Rico J. Bartolomei at the DHS Immigration Court in San Diego.
Yousef said the DHS informed him Feb. 23, 2009, he was barred from asylum in the U.S. because there were reasonable grounds for believing he was “a danger to the security of the United States” and “engaged in terrorist activity.”
An incredulous Yousef said the U.S. government’s belief he is a terrorist is based on a complete misinterpretation of passages of his book in which he describes his work as a counterterrorism agent for the Israeli internal intelligence service Shin Bet.
Yousef said he’s not so much worried about himself as he is “outraged” about “a security system that is so primitive and naive that it endangers the lives of countless Americans.”
“If Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between a terrorist and a man who spent his life fighting terrorism, how can they protect their own people?” he asked in his blog post.
Yousef said whatever Judge Bartolomei decides will be appealed, “and this insane merry-go-round can go on like that for decades.”