In 2010, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Mosab Hassan Yousef. He was being honored at a dinner on Capitol Hill, and he sent us passes to attend the event.
Mosab wrote the best selling book “Son of Hamas” a gripping true story about Mosab working for Israeli Intelligence as a spy. His father was one of the founders of the radical group Hamas.
Mosab rejected Islam and converted to Christianity. Christians kept inviting him to a Bible study in Jerusalem. He finally went, and he said that when he saw the Scripture where Jesus said to love your enemies, it had such an impact on him. He had never seen anything like that in Islam. He came to America to seek asylum.
From theblaze.com (from March 2015)
Mosab Hassan Yousef, the bestselling author of “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices,” appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Monday to discuss how he rejected radical Islam and converted to Christianity.
“I was brought up in a state of delusion, believing the Islamic theory that once we control the globe and build an Islamic State we can bring humanity, justice and happiness and solve the human condition,” Yousef said. “Islam is a very dark theory and we need to face this reality.”
The son of one of the founding members of Hamas, Yousef worked as a spy for the Israeli intelligence service after beginning to question the ideology he had been raised with. On Monday, he reiterated his belief that “Islam is the religion of war.” (Emphasis mine)
Here we have a man who grew up in a Muslim home, who should know what his former religion was really about. He laughs when people call Islam a “religion of peace.”
The Blaze article continues:
“Islam is at war with everything that is not Muslim,” he said. “Islam has been in a war against the west and its foundations for the last 1,400 years. This is a fact. The Islamic phenomena that we see in ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Taliban — this is not just a new phenomenon. It has been out there for the last 1,400 years. And I think this is the time for humanity to have the courage to say no to the Islamic theory.”
Yousef’s family publicly disowned him after he wrote “Son of Hamas,” and he said he lost “everything.” And while he believes everyone is capable of seeing the cruelty of Hamas and radical Islam, he also said “it’s easier for them to listen to the leader who is blaming all the social problems and many other problems on Israel and the United States of America.” – source
After Mosab came to America, he was seeking asylum here because he feared that if he returned to the Middle East, he would be killed. This was right after BHO had appointed many Muslims to the State Department and to DHS. Mosab told us that there was a chance that he would be denied asylum here because of these Muslims. He was so relieved when he was granted asylum – we were all holding our breath in anticipation of the decision.
Theblaze.com article goes on:
Though Yousef said he believes both George Bush and Barack Obama have good intentions in the Middle East, he also said Obama’s insistence that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam “really matters.”
“When the president of the free world misleads the public, this is a big, big problem I believe,” he said. “ISIS is the real face of Islam. ISIS is the real manifestation of the Islamic ideology, of the Islamic theory.” (Emphasis mine)
And unlike some who believe Islam can undergo a reformation like Christianity, Yousef believes “Islam cannot be reformed” because at its core, it is based in tribal conflict and “the mentality of the 7th century.”
“I think today, Middle Easterners see the enemy is within,” Yousef said. “They see ISIS. They see their brutality. Even the Palestinians in Gaza, they see the brutality of Hamas and their absolute control over their lives. And [for] the first time, they come to realize that this is the Islamic theory in action. This is the Islamic theory manifestation.” – source
Mosab is interviewed by CNN:
Brethren, this is truth. When we read about Islam being a religion of peace, or when BHO tells the world that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam – we are being lied to.
Pray for the Muslims. Time is so short! Pray that so many will come to the TRUTH – we know the Truth is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”