By Jim Searcy

The word Islam means "surrender" or "submission," submission to the will of Allah, the one God. Muslims are those who have submitted themselves. The basic creed of Islam is brief: "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah." One night, in the month of Ramadan, in the year 610AD, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel.

HERE IS THE FIRST PROBLEM - 2 Corinthians 11:14-15

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore <it is> no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

AND - Galatians 1:6-8 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Messiah unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Messiah. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

The message Muhammad received told him that there was but one God, not many gods, as most Arabs believed. This God was creator of the world, and he would one day judge mankind. This was no novel message. Muhammad's god, Allah is a strange god indeed. What god would ever recommend Jihad, terrorism, hostage taking and many of the other strange things that Muhammad's more fanatical followers embrace. Muhammad's religion is Islam, and Muhammad's book is the Koran.

Islam is the world's most intolerant religion. Behind the Islamic Curtain any religion other than Islam is forbidden. Converts to Christianity are imprisoned and often killed in large numbers, often by members of their own family. Moslems are quick to proudly point to the moral decadence of the West. It should be brought to the attention of the Muslim that any lowering of moral standards is contrary to the teachings of the Bible and in defiance of Messiah. No one calls for a holy war in the name of Yeshua Messiah as is so often done in the name of Allah. No terrorist tactics could ever be justified from the teachings of Messiah. Messiah taught us to love our enemies. He sought to win men's hearts with His love. In contrast, Muhammad taught that Islam should be spread by force, and that those who refuse to submit should be killed.

Islam is out to take over this earth and make it an Islamic moon god worship of Allah in the whole earth. Infidels, Jews & Christians, to be Murdered as they are even now are doing. Look in Asia, Indonesia, Africa, Mid East, Kosovo. Muslims have murdered in the last 10 years more Christians than in the last 1000 years. Why did American forces have to go to Saudi Arabia to defend Mecca and Medina from Iraq's Sadam Hussein?
Choose you this day whom you will serve. The big black moon rock of the Mohammad's moon god icon idol in Mecca? Allah is the moon god of the false prophet Mohammad. Mohammad's moon god is the god of war, hate, lies, and murder. The one true living God of Abraham can only be known by KNOWING His only begotten Son Yeshua, Jesus. The God of Abraham is God Almighty, the God of peace, love, truth, and life. Why do you follow some black rock at Mecca and call true Christians Idolaters? True Christians carry the sword of the spirit and the sword of a just defence. If you ever meet one maybe you will find that always the Muslim becomes a real Christian or dies and goes to hell.

That is the truth. IF YOU LOSE YESHUA, YOU LOSE GOD, and win the lake of fire. If you have a faith which is not built on who the historical Yeshua, Jesus is, not Mohammad's fako Jesus. The REAL Jesus is God who has come in the flesh, not as an appearance, not as a spirit or angel, not as a teacher or prophet, not as an anointed man, but THE ONE who truly has come as God, Almighty Yahweh Creator, in the FLESH. If you don't get to KNOW this most important of all truths, you lose everything. The genuine incarnation of the divine person becoming humanity is Who Yeshua, Jesus IS.

That is the REAL YESHUA. The REAL JESUS is the only WAY to the REAL TRUE LIVING GOD. Mohammad's way will take you to hell where Mohammad is. Many deceivers were already in the world who did not acknowledge that Almighty God, Creator, Yahweh, has come in the flesh were in the world in John's time and that is the reason for his second epistle.

This communication is a letter of the love of Yahweh to you. The love of Yahweh may only be perceived, and the person of Yeshua may only be KNOWN by the Spirit of Truth.

1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Yeshua accursed: and that no man can say that Yeshua, (Jesus) is the Lord, (The Creator not a creature), but by the Holy Ghost, (The Spirit of Truth).

Believing in the false prophet Mohammed’s moon god Allah is going to do you as much good as believing in Harvey the 6' invisible rabbit.
That is why I am trying with all diligence to directly communicate to you the great peril to which some may have come. We have got to KNOW the Yeshua, Jesus who is the Creator. Just call the Yeshua who is a creature......Harvey. No problem. Knowing a Yeshua who is a creature and not the Creator is as good as Harvey, anointed, intellectualized, spiritualized or otherwise. Run to the Real Yeshua, The REAL Jesus, as fast as you can. You should know how late it is. Get to KNOW the Yeshua who is the Creator. The creature Yeshua is really Harvey, and even if he is not, that is OK. On the other hand if you believe the Creator is a creature, you don't KNOW Yeshua, He will declare He never knew you, you have not been born again, you do not KNOW the God of Abraham, because the only way you can KNOW the God of Abraham, is by KNOWING the real Yeshua. You can not KNOW God unless you KNOW the real Yeshua. This is more serious than life or death. Your eternal life or the eternal lake of fire hang in the balance.

What I believe is summarized in 4 simple foundational principles:
1) The God of Abraham is the One True God. (God is God. This simple statement is really quite profound. Remember He is Echad, not Yachid.)
2) God of Abraham can't lie. (Only thing He can't do is lie. Satan, Lucifer, is the liar.)
3) God of Abraham does not change. (Yeshua Messiah, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
4) If God of Abraham said it will happen, it will happen exactly as He said, because of Who it is that said it. Makes no difference if I agree. Makes no difference if I like it or not. Makes no difference if my theology agrees or not.

I ask you: Has God ever seemed distant or unreachable? Have you ever grown cold toward Him, quit praying and reading the Bible, wanted your own way? Let me tell you why it happened:

You were not close to God of Abraham because you didn't fully understand how to bring your soul into rest! You never understood what it means to be accepted in Yeshua Messiah - to rely on His righteousness and not your own.

Your self righteousness, just like the self righteousness of Mohammad, will take you to hell. A REAL Christian bearing the sword of the spirit and the sword of a just defense will maybe help you get to your destination of hell quicker. However, a REAL Christian will want to help you to KNOW the God of Abraham as your Friend, so that your soul may find rest now while you live here on earth AND KNOW that your life will continue in Paradise with the God of Abraham as your Friend.

Choose you, this day whom you will serve. Serve the black rock, and make your pilgrimage to the black rock at Mecca, and call REAL Jesus people Idolaters? DON'T YOU SEE HOW SILLY THAT IS??? As for me and my house we will serve the Lord, God Almighty, the God of Abraham.
Why must you silly Muslims have such a silly thing as Jihad. Why must you fight for your God? My God, the God of Abraham fights for me. What kind of a god do you have when you have to fight for him. Not a god with power, not Almighty God, not the God of Abraham, Allah is a black rock idol that the false prophet Mohammad found.

Just recently a man came up while I was preaching. He stuck a cocked and loaded 9mm semi automatic in my chest and said this will shut you up about your Jesus. I just raised my hands shouting ALLELUIA saying I will go be with the saints under the altar. FEAR of God of Abraham came down out of heaven, his eyes bugged out, and he ran away screaming in terror. MY GOD FIGHTS FOR ME. Any god that says you need to fight for him is no god at all. AND YOU WOULD CALL ME AN IDOLATER? How silly you Muslims are who must fight for your black rock moon god. My God fights for me. Did you ever see God of Abraham send the hornets? Did you ever see God of Abraham slay 6 men with double strokes at the same time? Those of us who KNOW the God of Abraham, because we KNOW Yeshua, live without fear. We do not need to defend our God. Our God is Almighty and He has more than enough power to defend Himself and me too.

Islam has allied itself with Communism against Israel. Like Communism, Islam has failed to produce the ideal society that it has promised. Islamic countries, outside of a few modern cities, remain some of the world's most backward and repressive. In spite of the billions available from oil resources, the majority of Moslems live in deplorable conditions and would envy the lifestyle of the very poor in the "decadent Christian West."

Many parts of the Koran encourage the killing of apostates and non-Muslims. Either submit to Allah and the teachings of his prophet Muhammad or die. This is the shameful heritage of the countries which Islam controls. The faithful Muslim considers it his honorable duty to kill Christians and Jews. It is true that the Crusaders did slaughter Muslims and Jews when they took the holy land in the name of the Roman Catholic Church. This was done in direct contradiction of the teachings and example of Yeshua Messiah. It was done in the name of the pope by an ignorant and deceived group of Roman Catholics. Christians today know these actions were in direct violation of the teachings of Yeshua Messiah. The call to holy wars by various popes is among the worst contradictions of true Christianity from the dark ages. Such actions in the name of Messiah would never be repeated today. Yet the cry for Jihad is still heard every day in the world of Islam.

For anyone who would take the time to read and know God's truth expressed in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, Muhammad will be seen as a dubious prophet indeed. The Koran, if it is ever viewed in the light of God's truth of the Bible, is seen to be Muhammad's own narrow ideas and quite apart from the true revelation of the one true living God. In its early chapters the Koran endorses the Old Testament and the Gospels of the New Testament as inspired by God. However, the Koran is quick to claim that the Old and New Testaments are not accurately translated and have been corrupted. Any kind of honest scholarship affirms that the Scriptures which the Koran claims to be corrupted are the most faithfully kept and accurate of all ancient literature. The Koran appeals to the authority of the Bible to give credibility to Muhammad's own revelations. The Koran urges obedience to the teachings of the Bible. (Koran - Sura 5:47-51) However, after giving the strongest possible endorsement of the Bible, even using it to give itself credibility, the Koran then goes on to contradict it by denying the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Koran blasphemes the death of Yeshua on the Cross of Calvary and affirms that salvation is by works totally apart from the sacrifice which Yeshua Messiah made on Calvary. The Koran also denies the Resurrection.

The only way Muslims can use the Bible to affirm their Koran and deal with all the Biblical contradictions of their Koran, is to believe the Bible has been corrupted since the days of Muhammad. Of course, the average Muslim has never considered how many manuscripts are in existence from the time of Muhammad and even earlier manuscripts which are identical to the Bible we have today.

The Bible must be discredited for the Arabs to claim, that as descendants of Ishmael, they are the true heirs of the promises of God to Abraham. The Bible and the Koran are in direct contradiction on this issue. The Koran fosters the bitter hatred of the Jews by the Arabs. As a result of the Gulf War many Arabs should perhaps be open to the true gospel. Why did the land which contained the holiest Islamic shrines have to be defended by filthy foreign infidels from Muslims? The Muslim might shrug off the brutal 8 year war between Iran and Iraq. But if Allah is all powerful why did the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina have to be defended by infidels against Muslims?

Islam promises paradise, but offers death in a holy war as the only certain way of getting there. No Muslim can ever know if he has done enough good works, or said enough prayers to get to heaven. The poor Muslim is held in bondage to a religion of works which keeps him bound and prevents his chance to know of the glorious freedom which the true gospel can bring him. His prophet is dead and buried. The changed life of the Christian living in freedom, and peace, and joy, now, with absolute assurance of eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven remains beyond the reach of the poor Muslim in Islamic bondage. The change which the gospel could bring to his own life would prove the reality that Yeshua Messiah is gloriously alive.

It is very curious why Mohammed gave his god the name Allah, which was the same name of the chief idol in the ancient Kaaba pagan Temple in Mecca. Why did he destroy the idols in the Kaaba pagan Temple and make the Kaaba pagan Temple itself a sacred shrine? Why did he continue to keep as a most sacred article of pilgrimage veneration the Black Stone which had long been worshipped along with the idols in the Kaaba pagan Temple? Why do the Muslims still consider the Kaaba holy and kiss its Black Stone as part of their important pilgrimage to Mecca? Is this not idolatry?

Wouldn't a thinking Muslim be more than willing to receive a free pardon for all of his sins and have absolute assurance of eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven with the Lord Yeshua Messiah? Yeshua is so very much different than Mohammed. As God, Yeshua could have called legions of angels to destroy His enemies. Yet, He allowed Himself to be crucified to pay the entire penalty of all of our sins.

I Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

What a contrast to the "Submit to Allah or be Killed" doctrine of Mohammed.

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Mohammed is the most successful of all false prophets. He is the greatest of Satan's prophets. He taught hatred as the substitute for the love of God revealed in Yeshua Messiah. He taught the self righteousness and hypocrisy of man as the substitute for the faith righteousness given to man by God through the shed blood of Messiah. In the last days Satan, the deceiving god of Mohammed, will greatly use Islam to assist the Antichrist in his war on the saints.

The next Imam of Persia, or Iran, will be a major false prophet of Antichrist. Imam is used in the Koran to mean leader, guide, model, or sign. The Sunnites use imam as a title for the caliphs, the successors of Mohammed as leaders of the Muslim community.

Muslims are wide open for demonic possession. Mohammed received the gospel of Satan from an angel of light. Muslims do not have Bibles. Bibles are not allowed in Muslim countries. When the war in heaven is concluded and Satan's demonic hosts are cast down to earth they will have many human bodies prepared for their possession through the religion of Islam. The next Imam of all Islam will be a major false prophet. He will display spectacular demonic power and encourage all Muslims to follow the leadership of Antichrist to destroy bible believing Christians and Jews.

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
1 John 5:13-14

Mohammed created this false moon god Allah for Satan to murder, to steal, and to destroy.
The moon god is like the Dagon god of the Philistines, that God of Abraham destroyed in King David's time.
God will do this again to this False god Allah.

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One can take this to your local photocopy shop
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Primarily for Muslims,
But which has Proven to Be Very Effective for ALL.

A Contrast Between
Mohammed and Jesus

Mohammed's method was COMPULSION; Christ's aim was voluntary CONVERSION (Acts 3:19). 

Mohammed's disciples killed for the faith; Christ's disciples were killed for their faith (Acts 12:2; 2 Tim. 4:7).

Mohammed was  a prophet of war; Christ is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).

Mohammed promoted persecution against  the "infidels"; Christ forgave and converted the chief persecutor (1 Tim. 1:13-15).

Mohammed was a taker of life; Christ is the giver of life (John 10:27-28).

Mohammed and his fellow warriors murdered thousands; Christ murdered none but saved many (compare John 12:48).

Mohammed practiced FORCE; Christ preached FAITH (John 6:29,35).

Mohammed was a WARRIOR; Christ is a DELIVERER (Col. 1:13; 1 Thess.1:10).

Mohammed conquered his enemies with the sword; Christ conquered his enemies with another kind of sword, the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God (Heb. 4:12; Acts 2:37).

Mohammed said to the masses, "Convert or die!"; Christ said, "Believe and live!" (John 6:47; 11:25-26).

Mohammed was swift to shed blood (Rom. 3:15-17); Christ shed His own blood for the salvation of many (Eph. 1:7).

Mohammed preached "Death to the infidels!"; Christ prayed "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).

Mohammed declared a holy war (Jihad) against infidels; Christ achieved a holy victory on Calvary's cross (Col. 2:14-15) and His followers share in that victory (John 16:33).

Mohammed constrained people by conquest; Christ constrained people by love (2 Cor. 5:14).

Modern terrorists derive their inspiration from Mohammed and carry out their despicable atrocities in the name of his god Allah; Christians derive their inspiration from the One who said, "Blessed are the peacemakers" (Matthew 5:9).

Some modern day disciples of Mohammed responded to the terrorist attacks by cheering in the streets; modern day disciples of Christ are deeply grieved at past atrocities carried out by those who were "Christians" in name only (the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, etc.).

Many Muslims are peaceful and peace-loving because they do not strictly follow the teachings of their founder; many Christians are peaceful and peace-loving because they do strictly follow the teachings of their Founder (Rom. 12:17-21).

Mohammed called upon his servants to fight; Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world; if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight . . .but now is My kingdom not from here" (John 18:36)

Mohammed ordered death to the Jews (see A.Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad, Oxford University Press [1975], p. 369); Christ ordered that the gospel be preached "to the Jew first" (Rom. 1:16).

The Koran says, "Fight in the cause of Allah" (Qu'ran 2.244); the Bible says,Β  "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal" (Eph. 6:12; 2 Cor. 10:4).

The Koran says, "Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them" (Qu'ran 9.5); Christ said, "Preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).

The Koran says, "I will inspire terror into the hearts of unbelievers"  (Qu'ran 8.12); God inspires His terror (fear, reverential awe) into the hearts of believers (Isaiah 8:13).

The Koran (Qu'ran) is a terrorist manual which condones fighting, conflict, terror, slaughter, and genocide against those who do not accept Islam; the Bible is a missionary manual to spread the gospel of peace to all the world (Rom. 10:15).

Mohammed's Mission was to conquer the world for Allah; Christ's mission was to conquer sin's penalty and power by substitutionary atonement (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 3:18).

Mohammed considered Christ a good prophet; Christ pronounced Mohammed to be a false prophet (John 10:10; Matt. 24:11).

Mohammed claimed that there was but one God, Allah; Christ claimed that He Himself was God (John 10:30-31; John 8:58-59; John 5:18; John 14:9).

Mohammed's Tomb: OCCUPIED! Christ's tomb: EMPTY! by George Zeller

A Contrast Between
Allah and Yahweh

Allah was created by Mohammed in the 7th Century AD; Yahweh CREATED Heaven & Earth BEFORE THERE WAS TIME

Allah is the god of Islamic people; Yahweh is The One True God of ALL and Owner of the fullness of Heaven and Earth

Allah is the god of the Quran; Yahweh is the God of the Bible

Allah is the god of HATE; Yahweh is the God of LOVE

Allah is the god of Vengeance; Yahweh is the God of Forgiveness

Allah needs his people to fight for him; Yahweh fights for His people

Allah can lie; Yahweh Can NOT Lie

Allah can be CAPRICIOUS and Unknowable; Yahweh is TRUSTWORTHY, does NOT Change, and honors His Word above His Name, and desires that we come to KNOW Him as our Father.

Allah has NO Savior; Yahweh gives FREE Salvation through the Blood Sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son Yeshua The Messiah, Jesus The Christ.

Allah MIGHT give salvation by our WORKS; Yahweh offers salvation as a FREE Gift of His Grace through the work of His Son The Lord Jesus Christ.

Allah has no mediator; Yahweh gave Yeshua, Jesus, as the one and only Mediator

Allah does not talk to people; Yahweh communicates with His people

Allah gives NO WAY to be certain of eternal life; Yahweh gives ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY of Eternal Life

Allah is the moon god; Yahweh is the Creator of Heaven and Earth

Allah is the god of War; Yahweh is the God of Peace

Allah is the god of bondage; Yahweh is the God of Freedom

Allah is a god of religion; Yahweh is the God of Relationship

Allah Commands Murder of infidels; Yahweh Forbids Murder of Anyone

Allah permits 4 wives; Yahweh forbids Adultery

Allah allows no certainty of Eternal Life; Yahweh gives Absolute Certainty of Eternal Life

Allah calls for a walk in the Flesh; Yahweh calls for a walk in the Spirit

Allah is concerned with the Outward Appearance; Yahweh is concerned with obedience from the Heart

Allah says the 6th day is holy; Yahweh says the 7th day is holy

Allah AKA moon god, Lucifer, Satan, the devil; Yahweh AKA, God of Abraham, God of Israel, and God Almighty, and The God and Father of The Lord Jesus Christ
By Jim Searcy

There is a Black & White, Light & Darkness, Right & Wrong, True & False
BIG DIFFERENCE in Islamic religion and TRUE Christians.
The True God of Abraham, and True Christians, and True Jews, works through LOVE, life, and Truth.
Allah, the moon god, works through hate, murder, and lies.

Brethren, wake up. The Antichrist people hide these Islamic murdering conflicts by their moon god terrorists in Ethnic people. The Christian people do not carry guns or swords to kill Muslim people they carry love and truth of the word of God to set them free from the bondage of Islam. Ethnic is a cover for Islamic murderers, and they are cowards, that are doing the massive killing all over this earth. They are murdering Christian women, men, and children all in the name of their False god Allah that Mohammed created out of a black rock, moon Icon that he found at Mecca. It is all Idealistic Satanic worship. The real God of Abraham will destroy SOON.

Choose you, this day whom you will serve. Serve the black rock, and make your pilgrimage to the black rock at Mecca, and call REAL Jesus people Idolaters? DON'T YOU SEE HOW SILLY THAT IS??? As for me and my house we will serve the Lord, God Almighty, the God of Abraham.

Why must you silly Muslims have such a silly thing as Jihad?
Why must you fight for your God?
My God, the God of Abraham, fights for me.
What kind of a god do you have when you have to fight for him?
Not a god with power, not Almighty God, not the God of Abraham.
Allah is a black rock idol that the false prophet Mohammed found at Mecca.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, is the son of one of the founders of Hamas and Hamas member of parlament in the
Palsetinian Authority. Mosab Yousef was imprisoned in Israel for his Hamas involvment. The following is a
transcript of the Fox TV News Special - Escape form Hamas.

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: There are two facts that Muslims don't understand ... I'd say about more than 95
percent of Muslims don't understand their own religion. It came with a much stronger language than the
language that they speak so they don't understand it ... they rely only on religious people to get their
knowledge about this religion.

Second, they don't understand anything about other religions. Christian communities live between Muslims
and they're minority and they (would) rather not to go speak out and tell people about Jesus because it's
dangerous for them.

So, all their ideas about other religions on earth are from Islamic perspectives. So those two realities, most
people don't understand.

If people, if Muslims, start to understand their religion — first of all, their religion — and see how awful stuff is
in there, they'll start to figure out, this can't (be) ... because most religious people focus on certain points of
Islam. They have many points that they are very embarrassed to talk about.


MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Such as Muhammad's wives. You will never go to a mosque and hear about
anyone talking about Muhammad's wives, which is like more than 50 wives — and nobody knows (this), by the
way. If you ask the majority of Muslims, they will not know this fact.

So they're embarrassed to talk about this, but they talk about the glory of Islam, they talk about the victory, the
victories that Muhammad made. So, when people just like look at themselves and see they're defeated, they
have ignorance, they're not educated, they're not leading the world as they're expected to do. They’re think
they want to get back to that victory by doing the same, what Muhammad did, but disregarding (sic) the timing.
They forget that this happened 1,400 years ago and it's not going to happen again.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do they want to destroy Christianity?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Islam destroyed Christianity from the beginning and Muslims don't recognize that
they stabbed Christianity (in) its heart when they said that Jesus wasn't killed on the cross. They think that they
honor him in this way.

Basically, any Christians understand that this way, (but Muslims) tell Jesus, okay, we don't care, you didn't die
for us. Someone sacrificed his life for you, (but) you tell him, okay, you didn't do it!

This is what Muslims are doing basically. But they don't understand that this is the most important part of
Christianity: the cross!

So, they are ignorant, they don't know what they are doing and it explains what an evil idea it is behind this

JONATHAN HUNT: What specific event or events began to change your mind about Islam?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Since I was a child I started to ask very difficult questions, even my family was
telling me all the time, 'You're a very difficult person and we were having trouble answering your questions.
Why are you asking so many questions?' This was from the beginning, to be honest with you.

But I felt that everybody — and my father was a good example for me because he was a very honest, humble
person, very nice to my mother, to us, and raised us on the principle of forgiveness, okay? I thought that
everybody in Islam was like this.

When I was 18 years old, and I was arrested by the Israelis and was in an Israeli jail under the Israeli
administration, Hamas had control of its members inside the jail and I saw their torture; (they were) torturing
people in a very, very bad way.

JONATHAN HUNT: Hamas members torturing other Hamas members?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Hamas leaders! Hamas leaders that we see on TV now, and big leaders,
responsible for torturing their own members. They didn't torture me, but that was a shock for me, to see them
torturing people: putting needles under their nails, burning their bodies. And they killed lots of them.

JONATHAN HUNT: Why were they torturing people?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Because they suspected that they had relations with the Israelis and (were) co-
operating with the Israeli occupation against Hamas ... So hundreds of people were victims for this, and I was
a witness for about a year for this torture. So that was a huge change in my life. I started to open my (eyes),
but, the point (is) that I got that there are good Muslims and bad Muslims. Good Muslims, such as my father,
and bad Muslims, like those Hamas members in the jail torturing people.

So that was the beginning of opening my eyes wide.

JONATHAN HUNT: You talk about the good Muslims, like your father, yet you still now renounce the faith of
your father. Could you have not been a good Muslim?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Now, here's the reality: after I studied Christianity — which I had a big
misunderstanding about, because I studied about Christianity from Islam, which is, there is nothing true about
Christianity when you study it from Islam, and that was the only source.

When I studied the Bible carefully verse by verse, I made sure that that was the book of God, the word of God
for sure, so I started to see things in a different way, which was difficult for me, to say Islam is wrong.

Islam is my father. I grew up for (one) father — 22 years for that father — and another father came to me and
told me, 'I'm sorry, I'm your father.' And I was like, 'What are you talking about? Like, I have my own father, and
it's Islam!' And the father of Christianity told me, 'No, I'm your father. I was in jail, and this (Islam) is not your

So basically this is what happened. It's not easy to believe this (Islam) is not your father anymore. So I had to
study Islam again from a different point of view to figure out all the mistakes, the huge mistakes and its
effects, not only on Muslims — (of) which I hated the values ... I didn't like all those traditions that make
people's lives more difficult — but its effects also on humanity. On humanity! People killing each other (in) the
name of God.

So definitely I started to figure out the problem is Islam, not the Muslims and those people — I can't hate them
because God loved them from the beginning. And God doesn't create junk. God created good people that he
loved, but they're sick, they have the wrong idea. I don't hate those people anymore but I feel very sorry for
them and the only way for them to be changed (is) by knowing the word of God and the real way to him.

JONATHAN HUNT: Does it worry you that in saying these things — and given your background and your
words carrying extra weight — there is a danger that you will increase the difficulties, the hatred between
Christians and Muslims in the world right now?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: This could happen if a Christian person will go talk to them about the reality of
Islam. They put Christians on the enemy list anyway, before you talk to them about Islam. So if you go to them
and tell them, as a Christian, they will be offended immediately and they will hate you and this will definitely
increase the vacuum between both religions — but what made someone like me change?

Years ago, years ago, when I was there, God opened my eyes, my mind also, and I became a completely
different person. So now, I can do this duty, while you as Christians can help me do it, but maybe you wouldn't
be able to. (Muslims) have no excuse now.

JONATHAN HUNT: How difficult a process has this been for you to effectively walk away from your family,
leave your home behind? How difficult is that?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Taking your skin off your bones, that's what happened. I love my family, they love
me. And my little brothers, they’re like my sons. I raised them. Basically, it was the biggest decision in my life.

I left everything behind me, not only family. When you decide to convert to Christianity or any other religion
from Islam, it's not (enough) to just say goodbye and leave, you know? It's not like that. You're saying goodbye
to culture, civilization, traditions, society, family, religion, God — what you thought was God for so many years!
So it's not easy. It's very complicated. People think it's that easy, like it doesn't matter. Now I'm here in the
U.S. and I got my freedom and it's great, but at the same time, nothing is like family, you know. To lose your
family —

JONATHAN HUNT: Have you lost your family?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: My family is educated and it was very difficult for them. They asked me many
times, especially for the first two days, to keep my faith to myself and not go to the media and announce it.

But for me it was a duty from God to announce his name and praise him (around) the world because my
reward is going to be that he's going to do the same for me. So I did it, basically, as a duty. I (wonder) how
many people can do what I can do today? I didn't find any.

So, I had to be strong about that. That was very challenging. That was the most difficult decision in my life and
I didn't do it for fun. I didn't do it for anything from this world. I did it only for one reason: I believed in it. People
are suffering every day because of wrong ideas. I can help them get out of this endless circle ... the track the
devil (laid) for them.

JONATHAN HUNT: Have you spoken to your father recently?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: There is no chance to communicate with my father because he's in jail now and
there is (sic) no phones in the jail to communicate with him.

JONATHAN HUNT: Have other members of your family told you how he's reacted?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: They've visited him from time to time. Till this moment, I don't know his reaction
exactly but I'm sure he's very sad (over) a decision like this. But at the same time, he's going to understand,
because he knows me and he knows that I don't make any decisions without (believing strongly in them).

JONATHAN HUNT: Is it making his life more difficult among fellow Hamas members?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Definitely. My family, including my father, had to carry this cross with me. It wasn't
their choice. It was my choice, but they had to carry this cross with me and I ask God — I pray for (my father),
all my brothers and my sisters here in this church, praying all the time for them — 'God, open their eyes, their
minds, to come to Christ. And bless them because they had to carry this cross with me.'

JONATHAN HUNT: Tell me about Hamas and the way it works. Is Hamas a purely Islamic religious
organization as you see it, and that's where, in your eyes, its faults lie, or are there other parts of it which are a
problem for you? Or is Hamas a good organization? What is Hamas to you?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: If we talk about people, there are good people everywhere. Everywhere. I mean,
good people that God created.

Do they do their own things? Yes, they do their own things. I know people who support Hamas but they never
got involved in terrorist attacks, for example ... They follow Hamas because they love God and they think that
Hamas represents God. They don’t have knowledge, they don't know the real God and they never studied
Christianity. But Hamas, as representative for Islam, it's a big problem.

The problem is not Hamas, the problem is not people. The root of the problem is Islam itself as an idea, as an
idea. And about Hamas as an organization, of course, the Hamas leadership, including my father, they're
responsible; they're responsible for all the violence that happened from the organization. I know they describe
it as reaction to Israeli aggression, but still, they are part of it and they had to make decisions in those
operations against Israel, (for) which there was the killing of many civilians.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do you believe Israel blameless in the conflict?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Occupation is bad. I can't say Israel — I'm not against any nation. We can't say
Israelis, we can't say Palestinians, we're talking about ideas. Israel has the right to defend itself, nobody can
(argue) against this. But sometimes they use (too much) aggression against civilians. Sometimes many
civilians were killed because those soldiers weren't responsible enough, how they treat people at the

My message even to the Israeli soldiers: at least treat people in a good way at the checkpoints. You don't
have to look really bad and it's not about nations, it's about just wrong ideas on both sides and the only way for
two nations really to get out of the endless circle is to know the principles that Jesus brought to this earth:
grace, love, forgiveness. Without this, they will never be able to move on, or break this endless circle.

JONATHAN HUNT: You've seen your father jailed, you've been in prison yourself. You've seen Hamas carry
out acts of terror against Israelis, and yet you say everybody needs to rise above that?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Definitely. This is the only choice. Nobody has magic power to do something for
the Middle East. No one. You can ask any politician here in the U.S., you can ask any Palestinian politician or
Arab politician, Israeli leaders; no one, no one can do anything. Even if they believe in peace now: they're part
of the game.

They're part of the trick. They can't, even if you find a brave person, like Rabin, who was called by an Israeli to
make peace with the Palestinians and give them a state, no one, even if you find a strong leader, they can't do
this. You can't force an independent country to give another country independence. (Especially when) the
other country wants to destroy it.

Everybody is hurt. Israeli soldiers, they lost their friends. Palestinians, they lost their children, their fathers.
(There are) many people in prison still, and many people were killed. Thousands. So everybody will never
forget this. If they want to keep looking to the past, they will never get out of this circle. The only way to start (is
just by) moving on. They were born under the occupation as Palestinians.

The last two generations, it's not their choice. The new generations from Israel — if we say disregarding the
existence of Israel is right or wrong, what's the guilt of those people who were born in Israel and they have no
other country to go to? It's their country now, that's how they see it. And they are going to keep their resistance
and defense against whomever. (They will) say, 'Get out of this land!' So the only way is for both nations to
start to understand the grace, love and forgiveness of God, to be able to get out of this.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do you believe that Israel can ever strike a peace deal with Hamas?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: There is no chance. Is there any chance for fire to co-exist with the water? There
is no chance. Hamas can play politics for 10 years, 15 years; but ask any one of Hamas' leaders, 'Okay, what's
going to happen after that? Are you just going to live and co-exist with Israel forever?' The answer is going to
be no ... unless they want to do something against the Koran. But it's their ideology and they can't just say
'We're not going to do it.' So there is no chance. It's not about Israel, it's not about Hamas: it's about both
ideologies. There is no chance.

JONATHAN HUNT: Aren't you terrified that somebody is going to try to kill you for saying these things — which
would be approved of according to parts of the Koran?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: They got to kill my ideas first, (and) that's it, they're already out. So how are they
going to kill my idea? How are they going to kill the opinions that I have? ... They can kill my body, but they
can't kill my soul.

JONATHAN HUNT: You're not afraid?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: As a human, you know, I can be very brave now, I'm not thinking about it at this
moment and I feel that God is on my side. But if this will be the challenge, I ask God to give me enough

JONATHAN HUNT: Have you been threatened?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: No, not really. Honestly, most Muslims and Muslim leaders here in the U.S.
community, European communities, they are trying to get ahold of me. They are calling my famiily, my mother,
and asking for my contacts. They are telling her, 'We want to help him.'

JONATHAN HUNT: They think you need help?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Yeah, they think that Christians took advantage of me, and this is completely
wrong. I've been a Christian for a long time before they knew, or anyone knew. I love Jesus, I followed him for
many years now. It wasn't a secret for most of the time, and this time I just did it to glorify the name of God
and praise him.

They're not dealing with a regular Muslim. They know that I'm educated, they know that I studied, they know
that I studied Islam and Christianity. When I made my decision, I didn't make it because someone did magic
on me or convinced me. It was completely my decision.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do you miss Ramallah?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: Definitely. You've been there and you know how a wonderful country (it is). Very,
very beautiful. It's a very small spot and it has everything — this is why people are fighting for that piece of
land. I definitely miss Ramallah. Jereusalem. The Old City.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do you believe you will ever be able to go back?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: I think I belong to that land, and sooner or later I'm going to go back, no matter
what. If they want to kill me, they (will) do whatever they want to do. I have a family there, they love me, they
completely support me now with my decisions. Maybe they don't want me to talk to the media but they believe
that I made a decision that I completely believe in. So they support me, so I love my family. I'm going to go
back there again one day. I love my town.

JONATHAN HUNT: Do you think you'll ever go back to a Middle East living in peace?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: There will be a 100-person peace when Jesus comes back, when he judges
everybody. His kingdom's going to be 1,000 years and it's going to be completely peaceful and it's going to
be the kingdom of God.

JONATHAN HUNT: What is your basic message to any Muslim listening to this right now?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: My message to them is, first of all, to open their minds. They were born to
Muslim families — this is how they got Islam and this is just like ... any other religion, like growing up (in) a
Christian family, or growing up (in) a Jewish family.

So my point is that I want those people to open their eyes, their minds, to start to understand and imagine that
they weren't born for a Muslim famiily. And use their minds.

Why did God give them minds? Open their hearts. Read the Bible. Study their religion. I want to open the gate
for them, I want them to be free. They will find a good life on earth just by following God — and they're also
going to guarantee the other life.

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