Son of Hamas granted asylum in San Diego

The so-called Son of Hamas, who spent a decade spying on the militant group for Israel, has been granted political asylum in San Diego after converting to Christianity, it was reported Thursday.

Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef denounced his Islamic faith in 2005 and came to the United States on a tourist visa in 2007 after meeting Christian missionaries from a San Diego-area church, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The 32-year-old later sought political asylum because he feared retaliation from Islamic terrorists and rejection by family members, according to the newspaper.

Yousef is the son of Hamas co-founder, Shiek Hassan Yousef, and while in the country, he penned...