Monday, March 08, 2010

Doing the will of a fanatical god

The son of the founder of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, recently came out to be a convert from Islam to Christianity, and also admitted to being a secret agent for Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence-gathering agency, for over ten years.

Mosab Yousef made this very important point in the Wall Street Journal's interview (emphasis added):

(Does he) consider (his) father a fanatic? “He’s not a fanatic,” says Mr. Yousef. “He’s a very moderate, logical person. What matters is not whether my father is a fanatic or not, he’s doing the will of a fanatic God. It doesn’t matter if he’s a terrorist or a traditional Muslim. At the end of the day a traditional Muslim is doing the will of a fanatic, fundamentalist, terrorist God. I know this is harsh to say. Most governments avoid this subject. They don’t want to admit this is an ideological war.

“The problem is not in Muslims,” he continues. “The problem is with their God. They need to be liberated from their God. He is their biggest enemy. It has been 1,400 years they have been lied to.”

Mosab is a hero for coming from darkness into light, for courageously admitting the truth, and for saving an uncounted number of lives.