"Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef
For his entire childhood, Mosab Hassan Yousef was a witness to the inner workings of an internationally recognized terrorist organization. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, was a founding member of Hamas and as he grew older Mosab was trusted at the highest levels of the organization and a participant in the Intifada. He was arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli internal intelligence system many times.
But Mosab was beginning to question the motives of groups like Hamas and the reality of war between Palestine and Israel. Soon, he found himself working with the Israeli intelligence service as a means to try and prevent more unnecessary bloodshed between the two groups. He shared with them any information he was given by Hamas and for years was one of their most trusted intelligence operatives.
After a chance encounter with a British tourist, Mosab began to embrace the teachings of Christianity, something which put his life in even more danger. But as his faith in Jesus Christ grew, he knew he had to put an end to his involvement with both the Israelis and Hamas, and he sought political asylum in the United States.
Son of Hamas is an incredible story of a young man whose life was changed by God and who put his own life in danger to prevent bloodshed in the name of religion. His childhood gave him a viewpoint of Middle East conflict in ways very few people see it. In this book, he shares the true story and real players behind the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Mosab Hassan Yousef is honest in his feelings about being involved in the conflict, the inner workings of Hamas and why he chose to give intelligence to Israel. He is also honest in the difficulty of making the decision to follow Jesus Christ and how he struggled between everything he knew growing up as a Muslim and his life changing experience with Jesus.
Son of Hamas will give readers a great understanding of why the Middle East is in conflict without getting too heavy or academic. It is an eye-opening insiders tale of an unlikely journey in the Middle East.