It isn’t every day that a Hamas member turns his back on the terror organization and even decide to embrace the Christian faith. It’s even more incredible when he’s the son of one of Hamas’s founding members.
This powerful indictment of Hamas comes from the son of one of the founders of the terror organization.
A high-profile Hamas critic, and son of one the group’s leaders, struck out at the terrorist group for its “worship of death” and its plans to establish a global caliphate.
In a recent interview with CNN, Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Hamas defector who worked for 10 years as an informer for the Shin Bet, explained that for Gaza’s rulers, human life is of no consequence.
Yousef discussed his conversion to Christianity in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Praying that his family will “open their eyes to Jesus,” he expressed love for his enemies and said Muslims’ conversion to Christianity is the only way to have a chance for peace in the world.
Yousef said his first exposure to Christianity came in Jerusalem several years ago, when he was invited to learn about the faith. He converted some years later, but did not tell his father.
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“For years I helped my father, the Hamas leader, and he didn’t know that I had converted, only that I had Christian friends,” he told to Haaretz.
“Here’s the reality: after I studied Christianity – which I had a big misunderstanding about, because I studied about Christianity from Islam, which is, there is nothing true about Christianity when you study it from Islam, and that was the only source. When I studied the Bible carefully verse by verse, I made sure that that was the book of God, the word of God for sure, so I started to see things in a different way, which was difficult for me, to say Islam is wrong,” Yousef told Fox News in 2008.
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For Mosab Hassan Yousef, the problem for his fellow Palestinians is simple: “The problem is with their god. They need to be liberated from their God. He is their biggest enemy. It has been 1,400 years they have been lied to.” The sentiment is hardly unique among observers of Islam, but it is striking given Mr. Yousef’s background as a former leader of the terrorist organization Hamas.
According to an Wall Street Journal article (“They Need to Be Liberated From Their god”), Yousef’s spiritual pilgrimage out of Islam not only led him to Christianity, but also into the service of the Israeli government.
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