Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Son of Hamas Leader Turns Back on Islam and Embraces Christianity

Mosab Hassan Yousef was born the son of one of the most influential leaders of the militant Hamas, but has now renounced his faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and is seeking asylum in the U.S.
In light of the conflict in Gaza, this was an interesting article to read. FTA:
"So definitely I started to figure out the problem is Islam, not the Muslims and those people — I can't hate them because God loved them from the beginning. And God doesn't create junk. God created good people that he loved, but they're sick, they have the wrong idea. I don't hate those people anymore but I feel very sorry for them and the only way for them to be changed (is) by knowing the word of God and the real way to him."
I read this article with interest, because a friend had posted a link to a New York Post article which essentially says that Hamas brought on Israel's invasion through their own actions. I feel truly ambivalent about the conflict in Gaza right now. This article, though, reminds me that there is still hope, at least for individuals and families, one at a time.

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