Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef

Summary
  1. Mosab describes his life as the son of one of the founders of Hamas, his turn away from terrorism into Christianity and some of the terrible experiences he had at only 20 years old
Key Takeaways
  1. Mosab is the son of one of the founders of Hamas, Sheikh Hassan Youssef
  2. He helped his father for a long time with political activities while being groomed to one day take over
  3. However, Mosab changed his mind when he saw the true terror and violence that Hamas had evolved into
  4. Mosab describes his time as a double agent, helping the Israelis combat terrorism
  5. What he went through by his mid 20’s is hard to imagine – prison, torture, terrorism and the feeling of always being in danger when you are helping your “enemies”
  6. His turn to Christianity helped him realize that the only way to peace in the Middle East is by loving your enemies
What I got out of it
  1. Incredible story. Makes you appreciate how good you have it and also the incredible determination some people have

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