Hamas Leader's Christian Son Faces Deportation From U.S.

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By George Whitten, Worthy News Jerusalem Bureau Chief

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Worthy News) -– Masab Hassan Yousef, the son of a prominent Hamas leader who became a Christian, is facing a deportation hearing on June 30 in San Diego because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security views him as "a threat to America’s national security", Worthy News learned Monday, June 14.

Yousef, 32, authored the globally circulated book "Son of Hamas" in which he recalls how he embraced Christianity and how he worked as a secret agent for the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet for over a decade to halt "terrorist attacks throughout Israel." Israeli officials have not commented on the case.

The book was published this year, which resulted in television appearances on several American network shows, including CNN’s 'Amanpour', NBC’s 'Today Show' and Fox News’ 'Hannity'.

Yousef sought political asylum in the U.S., but was reportedly told in February last year that he was "barred from a grant of asylum because there were reasonable grounds" for believing he was "a danger to the security of the United States" as he "engaged in terrorist activity."


On his Website Yousef admitted that while working for Israeli intelligence he "posed as a terrorist", but stressed his actions had saved American lives.

"Yes, I carried a gun. Yes, I was in terrorist meetings with [Palestinian leader] Yassir Arafat, my father and other Hamas leaders. It was part of my job. And I passed on to the Shin Bet all the information I gathered during those meetings and saved the lives of many people -- including many Americans," he wrote.

"My concern is not about being deported [but] that I am forced to stand and defend myself as a terrorist! This is ridiculous," Yousef added.

He said he would continue to fight deportation. "If [the judge] rules to deport me, I will appeal. And Homeland Security has assured me that, if he rules in my favor, they will appeal. And this insane merry-go-round can go on like that for decades."


Yousef said Homeland Security does not understands the dangers awaiting him after his deportation. "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."

He said Homeland Security has "absolutely no idea of the dangers that lie ahead." For nearly 30 years, he said, he watched from The inside as Hamas "dug its claws deeper and deeper into Israel. They started awkwardly, clumsily, but they got good at it. And al-Qaeda is becoming more like Hamas."

Yousef explained that he is not asking for a job or a salary, but that he wants to help America better understand the apparent terrorist threats.


"This country is not ready. Try to imagine attacks by suicide bombers and car bombers, attacks on schools, in shopping malls, in the gridlock of rush-hour traffic, week after week, month after month, year after year, here and there, in big cities and rural towns," he wrote.

"I was born and raised in this kind of [terrorism] environment. More than that, I was on the inside of both sides. I am not asking Homeland Security or anybody else for a job or a salary. I am asking them to be humble and listen, so they can learn," Yousef said.

US officials were not immediately available for comment, but there were no indications that the deportation hearing had been halted.

Yousef urged supporters to write letters to: Kerri Calcador, Senior Attorney U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement 880 Front St. Suite 224, San Diego, CA 92101. The phone number is 619-557-5578.

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1 thought on “Hamas Leader's Christian Son Faces Deportation From U.S.”

  1. Praying!

    "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44

    Hear America

    "For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
    For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
    Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD." Zechariah 2:8-10


    "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews." John 4:22


    "The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
    He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:35-36


    "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" John 11:25-26

    And Be Blessed Beloved

    "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts." Jeremiah 15:16

    Love, Joe

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