Terrorism

published : 2023-11-11

Hamas Founder's Son Speaks Out Against Terror Group and Its '7th Century Mentality'

Mosab Hassan Yousef reveals the truth behind Hamas' radical ideology

Palestinian-born Mosab Hassan Yousef speaking out against Hamas and their attacks on Israeli people. (Photo taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

The eldest son of Hamas co-founder Hassan Yousef joined 'Hannity' on Thursday to condemn his father's terrorist organization and their relentless attacks on Israeli people.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, born in Ramallah, West Bank, was once considered the successor to his father's role but changed his path after an eye-opening experience in an Israeli prison.

Yousef disclosed that Hamas, although governing the Palestinians, operates not as a political party, but as a religious movement dedicated to waging a holy war.

'If Hamas was a political party, then we [could] apply pressure on them, bring them to the negotiating table where they can compromise. But Hamas as a religious organization, nobody can satisfy their religious ambition because it's a condition in their charter,' he explained.

Following his time in prison, Yousef became an informant for Shin Bet, the Israeli equivalent of the CIA, and later converted to Christianity.

In 2010, his United States asylum request was approved by a San Diego immigration judge.

Mosab Hassan Yousef explaining the religious ambitions of Hamas and their 7th Century mentality. (Photo taken with Nikon D850)

When asked why Hamas harbors such deep-seated hatred for Israel and Jews, Yousef pointed out that their animosity is rooted in religious and political factors.

He described Hamas as having a '7th Century mentality,' while Israel exists as a highly advanced nation in the 21st century, representing order and democracy.

'Hamas represents chaos. This is where they thrive. Israel represents order; democracy – Hence those are the two opposite extremes that have been clashing,' he emphasized.

Yousef further revealed that he is not the only person targeted by Hamas, and accused pro-Hamas protesters of living in denial about the true nature of the terror group.

To counter Hamas' influence, he urged for the removal of the organization from power, emphasizing it as the necessary step to achieve peace.

When questioned about the similarities between Hamas' radical Islam and ISIS' mission, Yousef explained that Hamas draws inspiration from Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Pro-Hamas protesters living in denial of the true nature of the terror group. (Photo taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

'They want to keep trying until they annihilate Israel or get annihilated in the process,' he claimed.

Yousef's father was reportedly captured by Israeli forces in Betunia, West Bank, during extensive anti-Hamas raids last month.

It is worth mentioning that the term 'Hamas' stands for 'Islamic Resistance Movement' and also means 'zeal' in Arabic.

In this critical moment, Israel and its allies must unite to make it clear to Hamas and its allies, such as Hezbollah, that attempts to eradicate democracies will face staunch resistance.

The extraordinary account provided by Mosab Hassan Yousef serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by Hamas and their relentless pursuit of chaos and destruction.