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Son Of Hamas: "A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices" [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Mosab Hassan "Yousef " , Brackin Ron" "Brackin "
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March 2 2010
"Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”—reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East."

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Yousef is the son of a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. Yousef started a 6 year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family, and threatened his life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Son of Hamas March 5 2010
Irrespective of religious preference or appearances on national television programs this book was an excellent read that kept me up late into the night longing for more.

A definite page-turner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good choice March 19 2010
This book is written in a colloquial and involving language. It is full of captivating experiences, and easy to read and understand. I have read a lot of books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but none like this. It really helped me understand the root causes of this conflict and see it from a perspective I had never seen. Very good book and very good choice for those who read it!
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Book review of Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener Feb. 4 2011
By William L. Fahrner TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Excellent book from the son of one of the founders of the terrorists group Hamas. You will also learn about the Muslim Brotherhood which is behind the protests and overthrow of the Egyptian government today. They first tried this in 1948 only to be sidelined by Israel becoming a state.
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Truly an amazing book. It shows what can happen when we remove the eye for an eye factor in the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, or for that matter through out the world's countries. A very moving story, touching and honest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A+ Feb. 10 2014
By Rocky7
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Very informative; very gutsy. The book has an insider's point of view that you won't find anywhere in the MSM.

Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping indeed! Jan. 12 2014
By Premila
An excellent account of the real situation / conflict. I look forward to PEACE among the two races living together as brothers rather then perishing together as fools, as a positive outcome of the honest rendering of the facts of Mosab's turbulent life.
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Mosab's riveting and entertaining book does a brilliant job of clarifying the problems and solutions for peace between Israel and the Arab world. It is a history lesson which describes the issues that have created tension, violence and hatred between Israel and Palestine.

The book also explains why the Muslim world is a growing threat to the safety of the western world since Allah, the unforgiving and intolerant God of the Quran, requires its followers to kill non-Muslims.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting ,gripping story
An interesting and gripping story.Couldnt put it down.
A great book to read on vacation as moves quickly.
People from all religious backgrounds should read!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Son of Hamas employs lies and taqqiya hiding his true feelings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made great gift!
Gave this book to my father and he is in the middle of it and loving it. He's mentioned it a couple of times and wants me to read it when he's done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Perspective!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book to understand the middle eastern culture
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