Son Of Hamas
Describes the author’s experiences as the son of one of the founders of Hamas, how he assisted his father in an important role in the organization, and how he came to renounce violence and Hamas and become a Christian.
From the Inside Flap:
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 is a really gripping book; it is at times hard to read, because it will break your heart…but at the same time-hard to put down! It’s an eye opening, terrifying look inside Hamas. On the flip side, it is also a wonderful story of how Mosab Hassan Yousef renounced Hamas and became a Christian. He is now free!
I won’t go into too many details, because I encourage you to read this book for yourself. It is available at Amazon and other retailers.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are honest and my own.