Sunday, December 11, 2011

Did I drink the kool-aid regarding Son of Hamas? Is he a fraud?

I had originally planned to write this 2nd post as a "mea culpa," (my fault, my fault, my grievous fault) asking your forgiveness for having exposed you to a fraud when I reviewed and recommended the book, "Son of Hamas." Here's where you can take a deep breath and relax.

After doing further research, I'm still not sure about Yousef's sincerity. At this point, IMHO, the jury is still out, and I will leave it up to you to make up your own mind. I cannot say with certainty that I have been deceived and beguiled; therefore, I can't say that I misled you.

Walid Shoebat, a former radical Muslim and member of the PLO, converted to Christianity in 1994, and questions the sincerity of Mosab Hassan Yousef. You can visit his website and view a video interview with Mosab Hasan Yousef on Arab television where he seems to display Palestinian sympathies.

Walid Shoebat

However, in a more recent speech given before Jewish Congress in Frankfurt, Germany on Oct. 23, 2011, Mosab Hasan Yousef says that he doesn't just like Israel, he loves Israel. That's a tough statement for someone who is alleged to still be a supporter of Hamas since Hamas doesn't believe that Israel should even exist as a nation state. Here is his message in its entirety.

My thoughts on Mosab Hasan Yousef at this point in time: I believe he is a Christian, a young believer who needs our prayers daily. He is under tremendous pressure, and even as I write this, the Obama administration is seeking to deport Yousef back to Israel. If you haven't yet done so, read Son of Hamas and decide for yourself, then pray for Mosab Hasan Yousef. Pray for him to grow in his faith as a one of Yeshua's disciples.


  1. Mosab Yousef is a genuine Christian! Walid Shoebat's tactics are inflammatory and irresponsible and he should be ashamed of himself!!! Walid's manager is not a Christian, but is anti-Christ and a horrible manipulator.

  2. "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hasson Yousef is a gripping autobiography of a man who is caught between his own morality and what is expected of him by his community. Mosab is the son of a Hamas leader who is caught and jailed by the Shin Bet (Israel's internal security services). After gaining his trust, the shin bet asks Mosab to work for them, as a double agent, which he did superbly.