Amman Nati Shohat / Flash90
Jewish World

From Disillusioned Muslim to Christian Arab ‘Zionist’

My name is Rami Dabbas.


I was born in 1989 in what is now the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, to a non-practicing Muslim Arab father and a Russian mother. When I was three-years-old, we moved to Jordan, and I was raised in a non-religious home.

Fast-forward to 2010, I was in my third year of university studying surveying and geomatics en route to a degree in civil engineering when I developed strong anti-Islamic feelings due to the spread of terrorism around the world. I was only 20-years-old. I started participating in anti-Islamization groups with many thousands of followers in Europe and the West. It wasn’t long before I deemed myself completely secular, with leanings toward atheism. I still suspected that God exists, but was by then convinced that He wasn’t to be found in Islam. Those honest enough to read the true history of Islam and its spread worldwide will find a litany of violence, incitement, invasion, war crimes, slavery, genocide and pedophilia.

So I looked elsewhere. There is a Buddhist meditation center in Amman, but I found no peace there. It was during this...