Mosab Hassan Yousef (center) waits to go into his deportation hearing with former Israeli security-service agent Gonen Ben-Itzhak, (center left), at the immigration detention center in San Diego on Wednesday. Mr. Yousef won a ruling in his favor. (Associated Press)
The Following URGENT PRAYER ALERT came through earlier today:
Urgent Alert: Deportation Hearing Happening Now for Mosab Yousef—Who Left Hamas and became a Christian and Sought Asylum in the US
Aimee Herd (June 30, 2010)
Deportation to Palestine is a death sentence for this young Christian man, who was a valuable advocate for Israel.
BCN wanted to alert our readers of this hearing, happening now in California. Mosab Yousef, who wrote the book Son of Hamas, is trying not to be sent back to the Palestinians where his life would be in grave danger.
After leaving Hamas when he became a Christian Believer, he spent time helping Israel fight against the terrorist organization his own father co-founded. Now, the current administration in Washington sees Yousef as a “threat” and is acting to deport him; that hearing going on today.
As you read the information from Mosab’s website below, please be praying for God’s favor and protection on this very brave individual who is a defender of the faith, and a defender of Israel.
From Mosab Yousef’s website:
Mosab lives in San Diego, California and is seeking asylum in the United States. He is a Palestinian man who was an agent for Israel’s Mossad for about seven years, after spending ten years in an Israeli prison. Mosab’s father is a co-founder of Hamas in Palestine, which is designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano believes Mosab Yousef is a national security threat, and wants to send him back to Palestine. According to Yousef, writing on his publisher’s blog, he is now Homeland Security File# A 088 271 051. He is scheduled to appear before Immigration Judge Rico J. Bartolomei at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Court in San Diego today, June 30th, 2010.
Time is of the essence if we want to make a difference for Mosab.
Mosab met a tourist in Israel, was given a Bible, studied both the Bible and the Koran side-by-side, and eventually became a Christian. He is the author of the book Son of Hamas, and is often known as “Son of Hamas.”
According to “The Handler,” known as “Captain Loai” and “G:”
For almost seven years, the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef – one of the founders of Hamas and one of the Islamist organization’s leaders in the West Bank—supplied G. with accurate information on developments involving the top brass of Hamas, plans for suicide-bomber attacks and the whereabouts of wanted individuals. Together, G. and Yousef prevented dozens of terrorist attacks and thwarted plans to assassinate leading Israeli figures, such as President Shimon Peres and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
Yousef’s code name in Israeli Intelligence was The Green Prince. When he arrived in America, he went to Homeland Security, identified himself and asked for political asylum. Over a period of months, Mosab documented his story with Homeland Security. The result is the deportation hearing on June 30, 2010.
Source: Mosab Yousef’s website
According to AP reports, an immigration judge today ruled that Mr. Yousef is eligible for asylum if he passes a routine background check. Though the government attorney Kerri Calcador gave no explanation for the government’s change of heart, I believe it was in answer to everyone’s prayers!
Brian P. Hale, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said, “During a hearing this morning, DHS attorneys recommended to the court that Mr. Yousef be granted the requested relief.”
Mr. Yousef is tied to Hamas through his relationship with his father, Sheik Hassan Yousef, one of the founders of the organization. The elder Yousef is now in an Israeli prison and has denounced his son for his conversion to Christianity and his admission that he spied for Israel’s domestic intelligence service, the Shin Bet.
Round one is over, and let’s pray that this decision stands, and that there are no further problems.
Thank God… so far so good!
Let’s just keep praying for this brother, not only for his citizenship; but also for his safety.
From: WorldNetDaily [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 3:28 PM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: U.S. grants asylum to born-again ‘Son of Hamas’