Christ at work in Hamas

God is at work in world affairs.  For example, did you know that the son of one of the founders of Hamas (the terrorist organization that took over Gaza) has become a Christian?  In fact, he became a Christian over four years ago and continued to server his father for several years and was influential in some key decisions.

Regarding his conversion to Christianity we read:

“It began about eight years ago. I was in Jerusalem and I received an invitation to come and hear about Christianity. Out of curiosity I went. I was very enthusiastic about what I heard. I began to read the Bible every day and I continued with religion lessons. I did it in secret, of course. I used to travel to the Ramallah hills, to places like the Al Tira neighborhood, and to sit there quietly with the amazing landscape and read the Bible. A verse like “Love thine enemy” had a great influence on me. At this stage I was still a Muslim and I thought that I would remain one. But every day I saw the terrible things done in the name of religion by those who considered themselves ‘great believers.’ I studied Islam more thoroughly and found no answers there. I reexamined the Koran and the principals of the faith and found how it is mistaken and misleading. The Muslims borrowed rituals and traditions from all the surrounding religions.”

There is an interview with Masab (now called Joseph), son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef here – its long but a worthwhile read and explains what he did after he became a Christian and a little of the influence he’s had in Hamas since it happened.

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