Son of Hamas

Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef

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Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”—reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

Binding: Paperback
Features: Price on Product, Maps, Bibliography, Illustrated, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.9" H x 9.0" L x 6.0" W (0.8 lbs) 283 pages
Carton Quantity: 40
ISBN: 1414333080 EAN:


US SRP: 15.99 US
Pub Date: February 24, 2011

Binding: Hardcover
UPC: 031809133071
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Glossary, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 1.0" H x 9.5" L x 6.5" W (1.04 lbs) 265 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
Publisher: Saltriver
US SRP: 29.99 US

Language(s): English
Pub Date: February 19, 2010

Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah, in the Palestinian 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?While in an Israeli prison, Yousef was approached about becoming a spy for the Shin Bet. Initially, Yousef accepted it with the idea that he would betray them and in hopes he could use the role to protect his father and family. Later, as Yousef saw the hypocrisy within Hamas and became a Christian, he used the position to save lives on both sides of the conflict. Yousef worked as a double agent within Hamas for nearly 10 years. He became a vital intelligence asset for the Israeli government while Yousef served side-by-side with his father within the upper ranks of Hamas. 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. His story was revealed in the 2008 Fox News documentary "Escape from Hamas."Yousef ‘s first book Son of Hamas, written with Ron Brackin (SaltRiver), releases March 2, 2010. In Son of Hamas, Yousef reveals new information about this dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth behind his own secret role. He describes his surreal journey to a new faith that instructed him to love his enemies. And he tells the story of the agonizing decisions that led him to walk away from his family, friends and homeland. For blog updates from Yousef, visit

Table of Contents
Map of Israel and the Occupied Territories ix
A Word from the Author xi
Preface xiii
Chapter 1 Captured 1
Chapter 2 The Ladder of Faith 5
Chapter 3 Muslim Brotherhood 13
Chapter 4 Throwing Stones 21
Chapter 5 Survival 31
Chapter 6 A Hero's Return 39
Chapter 7 Radical 45
Chapter 8 Fanning the Flames 49
Chapter 9 Guns 61
Chapter 10 The Slaughterhouse 67
Chapter 11 The Offer 77
Chapter 12 Number 823 87
Chapter 13 Trust No One 95
Chapter 14 Riot 105
Chapter 15 Damascus Road 113
Chapter 16 Second Intifada 125
Chapter 17 Undercover 135
Chapter 18 Most Wanted 147
Chapter 19 Shoes 155
Chapter 20 Torn 165
Chapter 21 The Game 173
Chapter 22 Defensive Shield 185
Chapter 23 Supernatural Protection 193
Chapter 24 Protective Custody 201
Chapter 25 Saleh 211
Chapter 26 A Vision for Hamas 223
Chapter 27 Good-Bye 233
Epilogue 243
Postscript 247
The Players 253
Glossary 257
Time Line 261
Endnotes 263

Additional Information
Spring Arbor Categories:
- Adult Books | Biography/Biographical
- Adult Books | Religions, Various
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Religious
- Biography & Autobiography | Political
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
- Religion | Religion, Politics & State
- Political Science | Political Freedom & Security | Terrorism
- Social Science | Islamic Studies
- Religious Orientation | Christian
- Cultural Region | Middle East
- Chronological Period | 21st Century
Dewey: B

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Son of Hamas
Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef




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The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas, reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organization, unveils the truth about his own role in the organization, and explains his dangerous decision to make his







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