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Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Sheik Hassan Yousef, co-founder of Hamas

Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) Webinar

If anyone understands the mentality of Hamas—and of all the Islamic “resistance” groups—it is the son of one of the seven founders of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef.

Otherwise known as “The Green Prince,” EMET has developed a very close personal relationship with Mosab since he was honored by the organization in 2010. We were able to interview Mosab, who has been through an arduous journey away from his deep roots within the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch, Hamas.

Mosab has been making a comeback lately and has been seen on many national and international television programs, including a recent edition of Piers Morgan.

Mosab will discuss the war in Gaza; what is happening in Southern Lebanon with Hezbollah; the Iranian and Qatari relationship with Hamas; and what is taking place within our nation, particularly on college campuses.

About the speaker: Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah 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 Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), Israel’s equivalent to the FBI. 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 Israeli prison, Yousef was approached about becoming a spy for the ISA. Initially, he accepted the offer with the idea of acting as a double agent, using 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 spy within Hamas for nearly 10 years. He became a vital intelligence asset for the Israeli government while serving side by side with his father in 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 was granted political asylum in the United States.

His first book, part history and part biography, is called Son of Hamas. He has a new book coming out called The Last Prophet.

The opinions and facts presented in this article are those of the author, and neither JNS nor its partners assume any responsibility for them.
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