So why is he going to be in front of a judge for a deportation hearing on June 30th?
Via the Wall Street Journal:
In 2007, Mr. Yousef came to the United States, where he converted to Christianity from Islam and applied for political asylum. The request was denied in February 2009, Mr. Yousef says, on grounds that he was potentially "a danger to the security of the United States" and had "engaged in terrorist activity." His case has automatically proceeded to the deportation stage, and on June 30 at 8 a.m. he will appear before Judge Rico Bartolomei in Homeland Security Immigration Court in San Diego.The contents Yousef's book, "Son of Hamas" seems to be what DHS attorneys are focusing on as reason for wanting his deportation. They say it reveals that he provided support to violent groups. Due to the fact that Yousef would necessarily be viewed as a traitor and apostate by Hamas, his fate if returned to the West Bank would be unkind to say the least.
Mr. Yousef is a native of the West Bank, which is where he would presumably return if he is deported and where Hamas would immediately seek to kill him. Under the Convention Against Torture, the U.S. has an international treaty obligation not to return people to countries where their lives would be at risk. That concern stopped the return to China of the Uighers at Guantanamo, and rightly so. It would dishonor the U.S. to deport a convert in the war on terror because our immigration bureaucracy is too obtuse to make even life and death distinctions.What's utterly amazing - beyond the fact that the United States would be giving up an incredible resource to murderous thugs - is who has been given permission to enter the United States.
Tariq Ramadan is the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna. In 2004, he was banned from entering the United States because of his involvement with a group found to have been financing Hamas. In January, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed papers (Pictured below - click on image to enlarge) allowing him re-entry.
Via the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report:
...the U.S. revoked Ramadan’s visas several times since 2004, initially giving no reasons but later saying it was based on a provision of the Patriot Act, and eventually stating that he supported terrorism based on 1,670 Swiss Francs ($1,946) the gave to the Swiss Association de Secours Palestinien (ASP) , an organization designated as terrorist by U.S for its support of Hamas.Just to get this straight, a man once belonging to Hamas, converts to Christianity, renounces Islam, and provides intelligence to the Israelis. He then seeks asylum in the United States, providing Americans with information about her enemies in the form of a book that the DHS wants to use against him in arguments calling for his deportation.
Conversely, Ramadan has familial as well as ideological ties to a group - the Muslim Brotherhood - that seeks the overthrow of western civilization through slow, incremental means. Ramadan was found to have financially supported the enemy that Yousef wants to help the United States defeat. Not only has Yousef not renounced his ties to nefarious individuals and groups but he has close ties to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as well as an association with Barack Obama's Islamic envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Rashad Hussain. Hussain and CAIR both have connections to groups associated with Hamas and by extension, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Read the WSJ article on Yousef.