Son of Hamas

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November 26, 2010

In the article by Art Moore regarding Mosab Hassan Yousef a Palestinian and son of a Hamas founder and leader. Yousef fled his country because he feared his people would attempt to kill him due to him changing religions. He arrived in America Jan. 2, 2007 hoping to find peace and bring awareness to what the Middle East plots because he had so much knowledge being a counterterrorist for Israel. He televised his new faith putting his life in danger he risked that so people in the Middle East would realized that they’re religion was wrong. Instead it turned out that an Al-Qaida affiliated group condemned him. To make things worst in Feb. 23, 2009 the Department of Homeland Security accused Yousef of suspicious terrorist activity. The reason why he was barred from asylum in the U.S. because, Department of Homeland Security simply beliefs based on his book “Son of Hamas” that there was interpretations of him being a terrorist. When he clearly explains that he worked as a counterterrorist agent for the Israeli internal intelligence service Shin Bet so those accusations are preposterous. Yousef responded by saying "If Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between a terrorist and a man who spent his life fighting terrorism, how can they protect their own people?” I believe the approach that the Department of Homeland Security is taking here is the conflict theory. They are being unequal and unfair with Yousef society has labeled him as a threat no matter what his background shows. This theoretical framework that views him as a threat to America is gathering false information after everything. He betrayed his own country because he wanted sanctuary and to live in a country where there was freedom to choose your own religion. Isn’t that what America stands for “Freedom” or is it “Freedoom” because now the Department of Homeland Security has doomed Yousef. Not because he might be deported but just the fact they are accusing him of being a...
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