Hamas Founder’s Christian Son Granted Asylum in U.S.

Mosab Hassan Yousef The son of a founder of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas, who became a Christian and spied for Israel, will be granted political asylum in the United States as the Department of Homeland Security dropped its objections.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of Hamas founder Hassan Yousef, was recruited by Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, in 1997. Israeli agents have been quoted as saying that his information prevented multiple terrorist attacks. [Read more...]

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

Mosab Hassan Yousef 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”.

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. [Read more...]