Son of a Hamas Founder Converts To Christianity Through Free-Will Thought. [Entire Fox Documentary Video.]
This is what can happen when you ask “What if?” “What if everything I’ve been told, been taught is a lie?” And then sent out to decide what is right and what is wrong for oneself.
Mus’ab Hassan Youself is the son of Sheikh Hassan Youself, the man who is one of the Hamas founding members. Mus’ab has decided to abandon his Muslim faith, denounce his father’s organization, move to America and become a Christian. Youself has sought asylum in the US and now attends an evangelical Christian church in San Diego, CA.
This is a person, who was “inside” Hamas. Who’s father is one of the founding members of Hamas. This is a person, who has turned away from Islam, turned away from Hamas, turned away from his family and made an informed decision about what Hamas really is. This is the person that everyone should be listening to. “I call upon the Palestinian people to open its eyes and see what Hamas was doing…”
He has said the true nature of Hamas and radical Islam was discovered during a stint in an Israeli prison. He renounced his Muslim faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and converted to Christianity.
“Islam is not the word of God,” said Youself. “If you want to be offended it’s your problem. But you know something? Go study. Think for a second that I might be right. So wake up, look at your path, see where you’re going. Are you really going to heave with 72 virgins after you kill yourself and kill another 20 people?”
“The Hamas leadership, including my father, they’re responsible; they’re responsible for all the violence that happened from the organization. I know they describe it as reaction to Israeli aggression, but still, they are part of it and they had to make decisions in those operations against Israel [for] which there was the killing of many civilians.”
Mu’sab has said there will never be lasting peace between Israel and Hamas.
“There is no chance. Is there any chance for fire to co-exist with the water?” “Its not about Israel, it’s not about Hamas: it’s about both ideologies.”
Mus’ab announced that he left Islam. From an article on Haaretz titled: “I’ve left a society that sanctifies terror.” (Right are the three founding members of Hamas with Mus’ab’s father’s picture on the far left)
A moment before beginning his supper, Masab, son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, glances at the friend who has accompanied him to the restaurant where we met. They whisper a few words and then say grace, thanking God and Jesus for putting food on their plates.
It takes a few seconds to digest this sight: The son of Hamas MP who is also the most popular figure in that extremist Islamic organization, a young man who assisted his father for years in his political activities, has become a rank-and-file Christian. “I’m now called Joseph,” he says at the outset.
Masab knows that he has little hope of returning to visit the Holy Land in this lifetime. “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. Maybe one day I’ll be able to return to Palestine and to Ramallah with Jesus, in the Kingdom of God.
“Send regards to Israel, I miss it. I respect Israel and admire it as a country,” he says.
“You Jews should be aware: You will never, but never have peace with Hamas. Islam, as the ideology that guides them, will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews. They believe that tradition says that the Prophet Mohammed fought against the Jews and that therefore they must continue to fight them to the death.”
Is that the justification for the suicide attacks?
“More than that. An entire society sanctifies death and the suicide terrorists. In Palestinian culture a suicide terrorist becomes a hero, a martyr. Sheikhs tell their students about the ‘heroism of the shaheeds.’
And yet, in spite of the criticism of the place he left, California can’t make the longings disappear.
“I miss Ramallah,” he says. “People with an open mind. … I mainly miss my mother, my brothers and sisters, but I know that it will be very difficult for me to return to Ramallah soon.”
Below are excerpts from an interview which aired on Al-Hayat TV (Cyprus) on August 19, 2008. In this video, he talks about his childhood, his father, his involvement with the hatred of Jews, and his path to leaving Islam.
Fox News did a documentary with Mu’sab Hassan Youself titled “Escape From Hamas” that was shown on Fox News. Below, in six parts, is the entire documentary.
Believe it or not, no rant, but congregations to this brave young man who made a free will decision for himself. That in itself says a lot since Hamas does not encourage independent free-will thought, but encourages sightless unthinking followers instead. And obviously the young man was so disturbed at what he realized about Hamas and Islam that he turned his back on his own father and family. By rejecting Islam he has turned into a apostate which a fatwa can be called on him. The four major Sunni Madh’hab (schools of Islamic jurisprudence) and the Twelver Shi’a Jafar madhab agree that a sane adult male apostate must be executed since the Qur’an states that Allah (God) despises aspostasy. [Qur’an 3:72, 3:90, 16:106, 4:137 and 5:54]
Now if only more people would listen to what he has to say and think for themselves instead of being mindless and sightless sheep being lead to a slaughter all in the name of God.