Canada to deport relative of Hamas founder – Christian convert and gay

Canada to deport relative of Hamas founder – Christian convert and gay

[Ed. – That’ll get you killed.  Pray for this man.]

A gay Palestinian asylum-seeker who converted from Islam to Christianity said he faces deportation from Canada for his close family ties to Hamas, and fears he will be executed if forced to return to the West Bank. He said he feels “like a dead man walking.

John Calvin (not his birth name) told CTV News in Edmonton, Canada, on Saturday that his family was among the founders of the Islamist terror group, but said he rejected Hamas’s extremist ideology and converted to Christianity at 18. …

He eventually fled to Canada, and applied for refugee status in 2011. Shortly after, Calvin enrolled in a Toronto bible college on a scholarship.

He said his refugee application was suspended in 2012, and on December 31, 2014, he received an official letter of deportation. He was given 30 days to appeal.

Five of his uncles are either currently in Israeli jails or have previously served time there for terrorist-related activity, including directing suicide bombings and manufacturing weapons, according to the deportation order obtained by the television station. …

Calvin considers returning to the West Bank a death sentence, since he has been convicted of apostasy for deserting his religious beliefs. …

Complicating the situation further, Calvin has come out as gay to his family, and explained that homosexuality is another “crime” that could result in his death.

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