I made brief mention of this the other day, but it's a matter that warrants further examination as Cal Thomas explains in his article out today as found in the Washington Examiner...
Not the U.S. government. It's trying to deport him.
Mosab Hassan Yousef was more than a spy. He is the son of a founding leader of Hamas, which made him among the highest prizes for Israeli intelligence. Yousef and his Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) handler, Gonen Ben Itzhak, were in Washington last week, meeting with whomever would listen to them.
Yousef told me -- and Itzhak confirmed -- that he never killed anyone and, in fact, prevented many from being killed while providing useful information that thwarted numerous terror attacks.
In San Diego on Wednesday before an immigration judge, the government will charge that because of Yousef's "terrorist associations," he should be deported. Yousef tells me, "I acted like a terrorist in order to fool terrorists," but again emphasizes he never committed a terrorist act."
"I converted to Christianity because I was convinced by Jesus Christ as a character, as a personality. I loved him, his wisdom, his love, his unconditional love. I didn't leave [the Islamic] religion to put myself in another box of religion. At the same time it's a beautiful thing to see my God exist in my life and see the change in my life. I see that when he does exist in other Middle Easterners there will be a change.
"I'm not trying to convert the entire nation of Israel and the entire nation of Palestine to Christianity. But at least if you can educate them about the ideology of love, the ideology of forgiveness, the ideology of grace. Those principles are great regardless, but we can't deny they came from Christianity as well."
Mr. Thomas goes on to point out in his article that "President Obama's "Muslim adviser," Dalia Mogahed, has endorsed a movement started by Turkey's Fethullah Gulen that seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire and establish a universal caliphate, but Yousef, a Christian convert, faces expulsion from America. The administration has it backward." Keep in mind that this is the same administration that is meeting secretly with Hamas and treats the democratically elected, head of state of our closest ally in the region by hustling him out through a side service entrance at the White House. All of this gives one pause to wonder, as Thomas Sowell once pointed out re: Obama, exactly when does one stop making excuses for the guy and begin to connect the dots?