Israel's leftist Ha'aretz daily newspaper carried in its weekend magazine the entire interview with the son of a leading Hamas figure who has converted to Christianity, renounced Islam and the Palestinian culture of death, and embraced Israel.
The full Ha'aretz interview can be read online.
Some of the more powerful quotes from this young man for those with less time:
"As a child I grew up in a very religious family, on the principle of hatred of Israelis."
"...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... I did it in secret, of course. ...A verse like "Love thine enemy" had a great influence on me. ...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."
"I consider Islam a big lie. The people who supposedly represent the religion admired Mohammed more than God, killed innocent people in the name of Islam, beat their wives and don't have any idea what God is. I have no doubt that they'll go to Hell."
"Send regards to Israel, I miss it. I respect Israel and admire it as a country. ...I understand that Israel has a right to defend itself. The Palestinians, if they don't have an enemy to fight, will fight each other. In about 20 years from now you'll remember what I'm telling you."
"You Jews should be aware: You will never, but never have peace with Hamas. Islam, as the ideology that guides them, will not allow them to achieve a peace agreement with the Jews. ...They have to take revenge against anyone who did not agree to accept the Prophet Mohammed, like the Jews who are seen in the Koran as monkeys and the sons of pigs."
"In Palestinian culture a suicide terrorist becomes a hero, a martyr. Sheikhs tell their students about the 'heroism of the shaheeds' and that causes the young people to imitate the suicide bombers, in order to achieve glory."
"Hamas supporters don't understand that they are led by a wicked and cruel group that brainwashes the children and gets them to believe that if they carry out a suicide attack they'll get to Paradise."
If you have the time, the full interview is definitely worth a read.
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