Grandson of Hamas founder is gay, Christian, and living in NYC – HYPELINE
The grandson of Hamas founder Said Bilal, Calvin changed his name to both protect himself and separate him from his family’s past. Calvin fled the West Bank, where he grew up, at age 14 to escape his jihadi family. Calvin moved to Canada, where as an adult in Edmonton he came out as gay. He was also inspired to explore Christianity after reading the book “The Da Vinci Code”.
Predictably, his family was not happy. Ordering an “honor killing” and putting a price on Calvin’s head. Calvin, facing deportation from Canada, decided to apply for asylum. His application was denied because he was seen as a de-facto member of the terror organization, as he was born into it. As the date of his deportation arrived, Calvin fled to the United States in search of safety, where he was detained for 7 months.