Boy this column got results! Breaking News: Government Dismisses Deportation Case Against Mosab Hassan Yousef
Michael Ross: A real Palestinian hero needs U.S. help
“I have to admit to a certain discomfort for the growing trend of labelling people “heroes” for simply doing the work they signed on to do. That doesn’t mean I discount their deeds, courage, or personal sacrifice any less, it just means that when you label everyone a hero, then no one really is a hero.
I would certainly make an exception to my rule in the case of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the not-very-prodigal son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding imam of Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamat al-Islāmiyyah, the “Islamic Resistance Movement” otherwise known by its acronym of Hamas. Hamas, it is worth reminding, is the Iran-sponsored suicide-bombing terrorist movement that seeks to impose Islamic law throughout the territory it considers Palestine which also happens to encompass the state of Israel.
Mr. Yousef is in very deep trouble.”