The son of Sheik Hassan Yousef, one of the top leaders in the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, has announced that he has become a Christian. His father is presently serving time in Israel for masterminding a number of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. Masab said he had previously aided his father in planning attacks against Israel, but now had a love for the people which he once hated. He lamented Palestinian society as one that "sanctifies death and the suicide terrorists", and added that Israel would never enjoy peace with Hamas, for Muslims must follow the teaching of Mohammed who urged them to fight the Jews to the death. Masab is presently living in the United States.
Quote: "Masab knows that he has little hope of returning to visit the Holy Land in this lifetime. "I know that I'm endangering my life and am even liable to lose my father, but I hope that he'll understand this and that God will give him and my family patience and willingness to open their eyes to Jesus and to Christianity. Maybe one day I'll be able to return to Palestine and to Ramallah with Jesus, in the Kingdom of God."
Masab isn't the only Islamic terrorist who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation and found that they have received a God-given love for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. Walid Shoebat is another example. The world has no explanation for this sudden change of heart. Former British officials, including Prime Minister's wife Cherie Blair and London Mayor Ken Livingstone, have in the past justified Palestinian terrorism and suicide bombings as legitimate resistance. But former Palestinian terrorists decrying the things they had once stood for? I'm sure the Israelis interviewing Masab were just as surprised. What a testimony of the saving power of God!
My friend Eddie Hindson used to say of the Apostle Paul that it was as if the Lord and Satan were playing a game of chess, and just when Satan had thought he had won, God took his best man. The man who had once persecuted this Way unto death became one of the greatest preachers that ever lived. The Bible says that "if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new", 2nd Corinthians 5:17. God can give you a new life and a new future in Jesus Christ. Why don't you trust in Him for salvation today.