Americans Against Terrorism

Son of Hamas

  The son of one of the founders of the Hamas terror group spoke in Denver last year.  His book describes his personal journey from the enthusiastic son of the founder of Hamas and assistant to his father in running the organization in the West Bank, to becoming an asset of Israeli intelligence, helping to hobble the efforts of his father's organization.



About Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah, in the West Bank in 1978. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is a founding leader of Hamas, internationally recognized as a terrorist organization and responsible for countless suicide bombings and other deadly attacks against Israel. Yousef was an integral part of the movement, for which he was imprisoned several times by the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence service. He withstood torture in prison only to discover Hamas was torturing its own people in a relentless search for collaborators. He began to question who his enemies really were— Israel? Hamas? America? After a chance encounter with a British tourist, Yousef started a six-year quest that jeopardized Hamas, endangered his family and threatened his life.  He has since embraced the Christian faith and sought political asylum in America.

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