Montag, 8. März 2010

Son of Hamas

Mosab Hassan Yousef ist der Autor des Buches "Son of Hamas" und der Sohn eines Mannes, der die Hamas gegründet und geleitet hat. In einem etwas längeren Interview über seine Bekehrung zum Christentum und seine Rolle in der radikal-islamischen Hamas, schreibt er beeindruckende Dinge über den Islam, die gerade uns Christen zu denken geben sollten. Es sind nicht die Islamisten, die zur Gewalt neigen - es ist ihr Gott... Hier ein paar Zitate, die mich wirklich beeindruckt haben:
"I converted to Christianity because I was convinced by Jesus Christ as a character, as a personality. I loved him, his wisdom, his love, his unconditional love. I didn't leave [the Islamic] religion to put myself in another box of religion. At the same time it's a beautiful thing to see my God exist in my life and see the change in my life. I see that when he does exist in other Middle Easterners there will be a change.

I'm not trying to convert the entire nation of Israel and the entire nation of Palestine to Christianity. But at least if you can educate them about the ideology of love, the ideology of forgiveness, the ideology of grace. Those principles are great regardless, but we can't deny they came from Christianity as well."
As the son of a Muslim cleric, he says he had reached the conclusion that terrorism can't be defeated without a new understanding of Islam.

Do you consider your father a fanatic? Mr. Yousef's answer:
"He's not a fanatic, 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. 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."

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