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'Son of Hamas' tells Jerusalem Post conference: Islam is the problem
Yousef, the son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, helped the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) thwart attacks from 1997 to 2007. He later went on to write an autobiography published in 2010 titled Son of Hamas.
He converted to Christianity and fled to the US where he was granted political asylum.
He mentioned that he was raised to believe that Jews are the enemies of humanity and the Palestinians.
However, he continued, that was “until I came to experience what the Jewish nation really is...through witnessing the true democratic model in an ocean of darkness.”
Yousef recounted how he had witnessed a Palestinian mother send her five children on suicide attacks and how she would bless each one. The former Israeli spy said the mother did this to gain respect in society.
The collective mind of society is representing something, an ideology, a culture, a state of consciousness that is stuck in the 6th and 7th centuries in a tribal lust for power, he said.
“We cannot fool ourselves,” he continued, but “there is an Islamic problem,” going on to mention various radical Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram and Islamic State.
“All of them are killing by the name of Allah,” he said adding that other religions do not act in such ways. “There is an Islamic problem and I think humanity needs to stand against this danger.”
Political correctness means to bury your head in the sand, but "the truth is that we are afraid and we are trying not to provoke them more, we are trying not to create a religious war. But there has been a religious war whether you like it or not.”
This threat needs to be faced with “courage,” said Yousef.
Islam is a belief system and the world should unify against it just as it did against Nazism, he went on to argue.
“When the president of the free world stands and says ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ he creates the climate...to create more terrorism,” asserted Yousef.
The Jewish people were able to overcome the Holocaust and instead of playing the victim card, built a democratic state, which sets a great example, concluded Yousef.
“I came from hell,” and “I love what Israel stands for.”