Colorado congressman gathers signatures to prevent deportation of Mosab Hassan Yousef

Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado Republican, has started gathering signatures in the House of Representatives to prevent the deportation of Mosab Hassan Yousef.

Currently a man without a country, the Department of Homeland Security is threatening the Christian convert, former spy for Israel and disowned son of jailed Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef with deportation.

Mosab, who wrote about his life’s saga and the evils of Hamas and Islam in his memoir “Son of Hamas,” announced on the “SONOFHAMAS” blog, “Now I am Homeland Security File # A 088 271 051…..and must be deported.” He announced that “On June 30, at 8 a.m., I have a hearing before Immigration Judge Rico J. Bartolomei at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration Court in San Diego.”

Having grown up in the heart of a terrorist organization, Mosab converted to Christianity and spent a decade spying on his father’s group — foiling myriad terrorist attacks and enabling the arrest of a number of high-ranking terrorist leaders.

What he’s said in “Son of Hamas” and in the press have far from endeared him to the followers of his former faith. Mosab spoke to Israeli newspaper Haaretz in February, saying, “Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis. That is against what their God tells them,” He said. “Palestinians! They do not hesitate to massacre people in a mosque or to throw people from the 15th or 17th floor of a building, as they did during the coup in Gaza. The Israelis would never do such things. I tell you with certainty that the Israelis care about the Palestinians far more than the Hamas or Fatah leadership does.”

In March, Mosab explained the fallacy of the “moderate Muslim” to Sean Hannity. “The highest and most holy duty you can do for the God of Islam is jihad,” he said. “Their God is a terrorist and ignorant.”

If he is deported, Mosab, whose family has renounced him, would find himself back in the West Bank where the former subjects of his espionage will likely have gruesome plans for his return. Representative Lamborn, however, is working to nip that possibility in the bud with a letter addressed to the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano expressing support for Mosab.

Lamborn’s office told The Daily Caller that the congressman plans to present the letter to Napolitano sometime this week, before Mosab’s Wednesday hearing.