Son Of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah, in the Palestinian West Bank in 1978. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization and responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. Yousef was an integral part of the movement, for which he was imprisoned several times by the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence service. He withstood torture in prison only to discover Hamas was torturing its own people in a relentless search for collaborators. He began to question who his enemies really were - Israel? Hamas? America? While in an Israeli prison, Yousef was approached about becoming a spy for the Shin Bet. Initially, Yousef accepted it with the idea that he would betray them and in hopes he could use the role to protect his father and family. Later, as Yousef saw the hypocrisy within Hamas and became a Christian, he used the position to save lives on both sides of the conflict. Yousef worked as a double agent within Hamas for nearly 10 years. He became a vital intelligence asset for the Israeli government while he served side-by-side with his father within the upper ranks of Hamas. After a chance encounter with a British tourist, Yousef started a six-year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family and threatened his life. He has since embraced the Christian faith and sought political asylum in America. His story was revealed in the 2008 Fox News documentary Escape from Hamas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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A compelling story of one man’s journey from the political intrigues of the West Bank, from a warm and loving family with an inspiring father into the loving arms of the Father. How a man left all that he knew to become a spy working undercover for Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence service, all the while acting as his father’s driver, companion, bodyguard, the father who was intimately involved with the terrorist organization Hamas.
Yousef describes his life from the days when as a boy his father was imprisoned and tortured by Israeli intelligence as they tried to get into the heart of the terror organization that was increasingly striking fear into the heart of all Israel.
Yousef, the oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the seven founders of Hamas, opens the story with the tale of how he was arrested for the first time and then provides the historical and religious background to help contextualize the convoluted, spinning history of the last part of the twentieth century in the Middle East.
Sheikh is presented as being a truly rare soul; a man totally dedicated to the welfare of his people through the exercise of his faith. Since they share their names, I will refer to the father as “Sheikh” and the son by “Yousef”. The Sheikh came to live in the West Bank following in the footsteps of his own father who had also led his own community to serve Allah. Sheikh dedicated himself to the life of a devout Muslim, even though there was precious little support for him at first. Yousef grew up being totally in awe of his father, wanting to be just like him.
But, as he grew up in the West Bank, he also saw the draconian severity of the Israeli military suppressing his people and grew to hate them.Read more ›
A definite page-turner!
""Shoter! Shoter!" [Guard! Guard!]" - I think this should be "shomer". "Shoter" means a "policeman", "guard" is a "shomer".
The writing style is very conversational and down to earth, and the content is interesting and exciting. Not only is this an enjoyable biography about a daring young man, it is also an amazing tale of God's mercy and grace in an individual's life, as He draws him to Himself.
I would recommend this book for its picture of a loving God, its solution to the problem in the Middle East (the love of Christ), and its new and exciting perspective on life in the Middle East, and particularly, as a son of Hamas.
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This story demonstrates that there will be no lasting political, diplomatic or military solution for the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, without Christ... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Redeemed
A very convincing account of middle eastern systematic terrorism by the controllers written by one victim who was wise enough and gutsy enough to set himself free and get to know... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
An incredible perspective from a (now) Christian who grew up Palestinian, and understands their worldview much better than any of us born-Canadians ever could.Published 5 months ago by D. MacDonald
Tremendously educational and eye-opening true account of the conflict in the middle east and why there can never be peace there --- ever!! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Grace Betzold
Very insightful. Gave me a better understanding of the history surrounding the Palestinian : Israeli conflict.Published 8 months ago by Gibby
Fantastic. Riveting. An absolute must for every Israeli, every Palestinian and everyone who cares about that conflict.Published 12 months ago by Boaz Axelrad
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