Monday, June 14, 2010

Save Mosab Yousef: His Deportation Will Result in His Certain Death

Do we have an a$$ backwards society now or what?  We have a presidential administation that has displayed anti-American sentiment, favoritism toward Muslims, and now the Department of Homeland Security has refused to grant political asylum to Mosab Yousef, who converted from Islam to Christianity, and they are planning on deporting him. This is ludicrous! Maggie's Notebook, The Lonely Conservative, and The Camp of the Saints have just started a website called Save Mosab Yousef, that has lots of good information on his life story, his conversion, and which is most importantly dedicated to stopping Yousef's deportation from the United States.

From Jihadica.com :On 21 August 2008, the al-Qaida-affiliated Global Islamic Media Front released a statement written by Abu al-Harith al-Ansari concerning the conversion of Mosab Hassan Yousef from Islam to Christianity. This conversion is significant because Yousef’s father is a senior Hamas leader in an Israeli prison and Yousef himself allegedly was in a leadership position in Hamas’ youth movement. Ansari explains that he felt compelled to respond to Yousef’s conversion and he uses four points to frame the conversion. He then outlines a course of action Muslims should take in response. The following is a brief synopsis:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Further research must be done to ascertain the truth about whether or not Yousef converted and then pass judgment.


<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. <!--[endif]-->Yousef chose his own path and it is important to remember other noteworthy infidels, who also chose their own path, like Noah’s son and wife, Abraham’s father, and Muhammad’s paternal uncle.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->The fate of infidels does not change. The previously mentioned notables are all in Hell.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->“Islam is larger than men.” Yousef’s actions will not harm Islam.

Ansari then gives several pieces of advice to individual Muslims and Hamas:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Muslims must announce their disavowal from Yousef’s actions and ask for God’s forgiveness upon him.


<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. <!--[endif]-->Just like the United States is dangerous and attacks Islam, Christianity’s evangelical institutions are dangerous too. There are many Christian schools in Gaza where 90% of the students are Muslims. Hamas must be aware of this.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->While Yousef’s criticisms of individuals are not related to Islam, his criticisms of Hamas’ leadership have merit. Hamas must review its actions and seek guidance from Islam in further decisions.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->Due to his apostasy, Yousef is weak-minded. “What do [Hamas supporters] know of Islam except the name? We see their fanaticism for the movement as if it were fanaticism for religion.” Hamas must learn about Salafism and read the proper books from writers like al-Tahawi, Ibn Taymiyya, and the Najdi scholars.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->5. <!--[endif]-->Yousef went to the United States in search of work. However, the immigration of a Muslim to a non-Islamic country for work is forbidden.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->6. <!--[endif]-->Israeli and Hamas oppression in Gaza is probably the biggest reason for Yousef’s apostasy. This does not justify it, but it is possible that God will guide him back to Islam.

If he comes back to Islam great, but if he does not, his fate is as an infidel without honor. The prophet Muhammad said, “Whoever alters his religion, kill him [Ansari’s font changes].” He should not have proper burial rights and he should not be buried with Muslims.

This is his fate under God’s law. The situational laws and human legislation is what causes the spread of apostasy, allows infidel institutions, and protects these institutions.

Such attacks on Hamas are common by al-Qaida and its supporters because Hamas’ nationalistic and more pragmatic approach to Islam challenges al-Qaida’s dogmatically unchanging and global Islamic view. Al-Qaida supporters see Hamas as a direct threat to its hegemony in the Middle East and it is attempting to break Hamas by bringing its followers into al-Qaida’s fold. Ansari tries to do this through discrediting Hamas’ leadership by blaming Gaza’s problems on them and proposing al-Qaida’s ideology as a solution. This is a common al-Qaida tactic against Hamas.

Ansari is also able to connect the believed dangers from the United States and Christianity to Gaza. In doing so, he is attempting to frame the Palestinian conflict in al-Qaida’s Islamic narrative where almost everyone is an enemy. This is in contrast to Hamas’ Palestinian narrative that has much more grey area, depending on Hamas’ goals at a particular time, about who the enemy is and how to deal with the threat.

Ansari does not mention that one of Yousef’s stated criticisms of Islam are those who have an unwavering and rigid doctrinal view, such as Ansari’s view. Thus, Ansari’s solution to the so-called problems in Gaza is unlikely to alleviate any of his stated grievances. It will be interesting to monitor the standoff between al-Qaida and Hamas, but given Hamas’ current authority and popularity in Gaza, it is unlikely that al-Qaida will make much headway in its goal of splitting Hamas’ leadership from its rank and file.

16 comments:

Eman said...

This is a death sentence. It’s just another isolated incident. Nothing to see here. Move along little sheep. Don’t pay any attention to the man behind the desk. Move along…

Trestin Meacham said...

Acts like this make it impossible to win the hearts and minds of reasonable Muslims.

bluepitbull said...

If this doesn't show where the administration's loyalty lies, I'm afraid we get what we deserve.

The Born Again American said...

This administration is wearing their burkas backwards and can't see where they are going... Silly me, I used to think they merely had their heads up their own asses, but this clearly shows what direction our Muslim-N-Chief wants to head... As if condemming the Iraeli troops for enforcing the blockade wasn't proof enough...

Christopher said...

Husseins moslem Aunt can stay in freedom but Yousef a converted Christian is to be deported resulting in death.

If this does not tell people who exactly sits in the White House I don't know what will?

Subvet said...

But on a positive note, Obama's aunt was recently granted asylum. Not for anything in particular. She just got it.

"Dear Lord, take me out of this bizarro universe. Send me back through whatever wormhole I fell into. Thank you. Amen."

Most Rev. Gregori said...

If Mosab Yousef were still a Muslim, obama would have bent over backward to grant him citizenship.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Tweeted this.

But I wanted to comment on your American Exceptionalism essay, too, but I couldn't find the comments section? Anyway, it was FABULOUS! God bless America, and God bless you. :)

Teresa said...

Fuzzy,
Thanks for tweeting this. I tried the disqus comment thingy which was okay, but then when I switched my layout I lost the disqus comments and for some reason the program wouldn't reinstall.

Teresa said...

Eman,
He's just another number. Bureaucracy at work.... Yes, This is a death sentence.

Teresa said...

Trestin,
Between the necessity for reasonable Muslims to start standing up against terrorism and terrorists, and acts like this this is going to make it impossible for certain people to stop hating moderate Muslims.

Teresa said...

bluepitbull,
What loyalty to Americans and America being a beacon of freedom?

Teresa said...

The Born Again American,

"but this clearly shows what direction our Muslim-N-Chief wants to head..."

Yes indeed, this does.

Teresa said...

Chris,
Yep. BO's a cultural Muslim and a Muslim sympathizer at the very least.

Teresa said...

Subvet,
"Dear Lord, take me out of this bizarro universe. Send me back through whatever wormhole I fell into. Thank you. Amen."

Amen.

Teresa said...

Bishop,
You are 100% correct! Disgusting...