2010 March 07 Sunday
Hamas Son Converts To Christianity And Looks At Islam

Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, secretly converted to Christianity and became a secret agent for Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet. In a Wall Street Journal profile he makes a great point about the problem with Islam.

Do you consider your father a fanatic? "He's not a fanatic," says Mr. Yousef. "He's a very moderate, logical person. What matters is not whether my father is a fanatic or not, he's doing the will of a fanatic God. It doesn't matter if he's a terrorist or a traditional Muslim. At the end of the day a traditional Muslim is doing the will of a fanatic, fundamentalist, terrorist God. I know this is harsh to say. Most governments avoid this subject. They don't want to admit this is an ideological war.

"The problem is not in Muslims," he continues. "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 problem with Islam is in the base texts. We do not have even more problems with Islam only because most Muslims are less than total in their embrace of Islam.

He has written a book: Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 March 07 08:34 PM  Civilizations Clash Of

Stephen said at March 7, 2010 10:14 PM:

(a) its the same god regardless of which sect he's joined; (b) he believes in god.

What a fuzzy thinking macaroon.

coldequation said at March 8, 2010 5:25 AM:

It is not the same God. Mohammed wrote a fanfic and attributed it to the Christian God. The Christians are under no obligation to accept the identity of Mohammed's sock-puppet and their God.

SF said at March 8, 2010 10:17 AM:

These people are going to have what they consider essential interests, which conflict with ours, no matter what their religion is. The secular branches of the PLO are not much of an improvement over Hamas, from our perspective. You might want to read "The Devil We Know." The theme of this book is that Iran's rhetoric is radical Islam, but its actions are rational self interest.

mike said at March 8, 2010 10:54 AM:

"These people are going to have what they consider essential interests, which conflict with ours"

Depends on who you are including in that "ours". It wouldn't really bother me if Israel disappeared, as long as the Israelis took their military and armaments with them when they left.

SF said at March 8, 2010 4:13 PM:

Sure, Israel is a big issue, but who controls the oil is just as big. The inhabitants of the oil-producing area of Saudi Area are Shia, but the ruling class is Sunni.

The Sanity Inspector said at March 9, 2010 2:00 PM:

Typo alert in your header, feel free to delete this after you fix it.

gcochran said at March 9, 2010 4:59 PM:

You're being silly, Randall.

Wolf-Dog said at March 10, 2010 8:29 AM:

But how many Muslims have the courage to abandon their religion? Meanwhile, even more disgruntled white Americans and Europeans are converting to Islam. Statistics are not in favor of the non-Muslims...

Here is Adam Gadahn:


And more recently, "Jihad Jane":


gary said at March 13, 2010 3:47 AM:

I'm suspicious about this guy. The old testament is written in the same violent context as the Koran, but since he is a zionist agent,he only attacks Allah. Why not Yahweh too and advocate for Christos as the only light? The more I think about it, the more he sound like a Christian-zionist stooge.

no i don't said at March 15, 2010 2:02 PM:

"You're being silly, Randall."

Not just now gcochran, that's his usual normal self...

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