Son of Hamas founder condemns terror organization
Mosab Hassan, son of founding member of Hamas Sheik Hassan Yousef, is a thorn in the side of the terror group (and liberals who defend them) who describes his past participation in the organization, his imprisonment for committing terrorist acts, and his subsequent conversion to Christianity and renunciation of Islam.
After serving as a leader of the Islamic Youth Movement “which fought Israeli tanks, celebrated suicide bombers, and recruited others to the cause,” Hassan became disillusioned with the terrorist organization while imprisoned in Israel and observing the horrendous conduct of his radical brethren. In the following video, Hassan describes Hamas leaders ordering the torture and even killing of imprisoned Hamas members.
In an interview with the Christian Post referenced here, Hassan described his reasons for leaving the Islamic faith and embracing Christianity. In his opinion, radical Islamic leaders worship “Mohammed more than God, kill innocent people, beat their wives, and don’t have any idea what God is.”
He didn’t immediately inform his family of his decision to convert, and continued to assist his father with his political activities. His intention was to provide a counterbalance to more radical elements close to his father, attempting to change the organization from the inside.
He has since moved to the United States and is seeking political asylum, but still has hope that his father and family will come to understand his conversion and even follow in his footsteps.
“I know that I’m endangering my life and am even liable to lose my father, but I hope that he’ll understand this and that God will give him and my family patience and willingness to open their eyes to Jesus and to Christianity,” Yousef said. “Maybe one day I’ll be able to return to Palestine and to Ramallah with Jesus, in the Kingdom of God.” 1