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

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum; Unabridged edition (March 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414333099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414333090
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.9 x 13.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
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" . . . more incendiary than any roadside IED"--"GQ"

"The Israelis issued this book as a kind of propaganda."--Hamas terrorist leader Osama Hamdan, Amanpour, CNN International

" . . . offers a view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict few others could provide."--International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

." . . a Le Carreesque thriller wrapped in a spiritual coming-of-age story . . ."--Matthew Kaminski, The Wall Street Journal

"reads with the page-turning ease of a great thriller."--Claudia Rosett, Forbes

"Explosive . . . a story that feels like a long-lost Abrahamic fable that has morphed into contemporary history."--David Grant, Christian Science Monitor

" . . . more incendiary than any roadside IED"

"Fascinating book. I couldn't put it down."--Sean Hannity, Fox News

" . . . more incendiary than any roadside IED"--GQ --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Before the age of twenty-one, Mosab Hassan Yousef saw things no one should ever see: abject poverty, abuse of power, torture, and death. He witnessed the behind-the-scenes dealings of top Middle Eastern leaders who make headlines around the world. He was trusted at the highest levels of Hamas and participated in the Intifada. He was held captive deep inside Israel's most feared prison facility. His dangerous choices and unlikely journey through dark places made him a traitor in the eyes of people he loves--and gave him access to extraordinary secrets. On the pages of this book, he exposes events and processes that to this point have been known only by a handful of individuals. . . .Mosab Hassan ("Joseph") Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization and responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. An integral part of the movement, Mosab was imprisoned several times by the Israeli internal intelligence service. After a chance encounter with a British tourist, he started a six-year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family, and threatened his life. He has since embraced the teachings of Jesus and sought political asylum in America. Ron Brackin has traveled extensively in the Middle East as an investigative journalist. He was in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Gaza, and Jerusalem during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. He was on assignment in Baghdad after the fall of Iraq and more recently with the rebels and refugees of southern Sudan and Darfur. He has contributed articles and columns to many publications, including "USA Today" and the "Washington Times." Ron served as a broadcast journalist and a congressional press secretary in Washington after graduating from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. --This text refers to the Hardcover 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.
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Format: Hardcover
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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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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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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Son of Hamas gives an insiders perspective on the complex ongoing conflict in Israel's West Bank. By reading it, my understanding of the conflict is enriched as well as my empathy for individuals on both sides. Moseb Hassan Yousef's writing draws the reader in and makes him/her identify personally with the characters involved. He tells this true story in a candid, yet personal and very engaging way. I highly recommend this read for anyone who enjoys a well-told true action story, and anyone who is trying to make sense of events taking place in the Middle East.
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This was excellent. It really shed light on the everyday life & tension between Israel & the Palestinian people - what continues to fuel the conflict. It confirms that the choices made by Palestinian leadership keep the people of Gaza hostage with no real knowledge of the freedom they are being denied. But there is yet hope through Jesus Christ who came set "set the captive free" both spiritually & physically.
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This is a good book, written nicely, a real page-turner, like a good thriller. Mr. Yousef speaks about fairly recent events, and that makes someone like me, who lived then in Israel, to cross check every point with my memory - where I was at the moment this and that happened. Some people find hope in this book, but to me, there's no hope. Since then the situation only deteriorated, and there're too few people like Mr. Yousef who can at least try to be objective. After all, just like Golda Meir said: 'We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.' To some people this book will be an eye opener on the conflict.

""Shoter! Shoter!" [Guard! Guard!]" - I think this should be "shomer". "Shoter" means a "policeman", "guard" is a "shomer".
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Format: Hardcover
Mosab Hassan Yousef brings a new and intriguing perspective to the table. Not only was he a Hamas insider and an Israeli spy, but now he lives as a political refugee in the United States. 'Well rounded' would be one way to describe his perspective on the complicated issues taking place in the Middle East; and this is evidenced by his realistic treatment of all the parties involved.

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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