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Son of Hamas founder trashes Islam and predicts that it is destined to collapse within ten years

IN an astonishing video posted on the LiveLeak website a couple of days ago, Mosab Hassan Yousef  –  son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef – does to Islam what Stephen Fry did to the Daily Mail. He comprehensively fries it.

Mosab Hassan Yousef

Mosab Hassan Yousef (click on pic for video)

According to this report, Yousef, once President of the Islamic Youth Movement:

 Broke ranks with Hamas in 1997 and began working for the Israeli internal intelligence service Shin Bet. Ten years later, after helping Israel thwart dozens of terror attacks and arrest many members of his former movement, Yousef left for the United States where he sought political asylum and later converted to Christianity.

Shame about the Christianity, though. It kinda detracts from his assertion in the video that Muslims who believe that the Koran is the word of God are “sick”.

 The god of Islam is a god of torture, a god of deceit.

And the god of the Bible isn’t?

He goes on to say that Islam may appear, from the outside, to be growing, but in fact, from the inside, it is “completely collapsing”.

 Within ten years Islam will be over.

When the interviewer suggests “you are going to make millions and millions of Muslims very angry and some will want to kill you”, Yousef replies: “I’m not trying to offend Muslims, but adds that while  some will be offended, many will “wake up”.  He says that while there is a possibility that he will be killed, “they cannot kill my soul or my ideas”.

23 Responses to “Son of Hamas founder trashes Islam and predicts that it is destined to collapse within ten years”

  1. Matt+Westwood says:

    Brave guy, religionut or not. May many more follow his lead. Well, not all the way into xtianity, blindingly obviously, but you know what I mean.

  2. mikespeir says:

    It’s a pipe dream, of course. I am encouraged about this guy, though. He’s shown he’s willing to reconsider his basic metaphysics and move on when they’re found wanting. I expect he won’t stop now. Christianity is just a temporary resting place.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    Within ten years Islam will be over.

    Wishful thinking, me thinks. Yousef knows his former friends will already be trying to kill him because he has committed the ‘crime’ of apostasy (Qur’an 4:89: “…if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them…). And now he’s trashing his former religion to the whole world.

    Good luck, son – I think you’re going to need it!

  4. JohnMWhite says:

    It seems a little creepy that an interview where someone is critical of Islam inevitably turns to “so, now people are going to want to kill you”. I do think the average Muslim tends to get unfairly lumped in with the extremists, but this is a genuine phenomenon and a serious problem that Islam absolutely must contend with. There are violent Christians and Jews, too, including people who might burn a bus rather than sit behind a woman, and there’s plenty of hate for atheists and homosexuals to go around. But Stephen Fry doesn’t need a bodyguard because some Christians put a fatwa on him for writing a book. Life of Brian didn’t result in a bunch of people getting killed in riots that engulfed sections of European cities.

  5. Daz says:

    He goes on to say that Islam may appear, from the outside, to be growing, but in fact, from the inside, it is “completely collapsing”.

    I seem to be running across this claim a fair amount, recently. It’s never much—just the occasional almost off-topic aside—and hard to pin down exactly what’s meant; sometimes it seems to mean all of Islam, sometimes fundamentalist Islam, and sometimes the Islamic theocratic governments.

    I suspect, if there’s anything to it (and rather ironically, given the OP), that Palestine might end up being the last to give up the more militant version. Underneath all the hate-talk and religious intolerance, after all, the Palestinians are actually being oppressed; and religion thrives in such circumstances. (It’s how Christianity started, after all, and Judaism, if the Bible is even remotely accurate about the history of the religion, took a hard turn toward the fundamental at the time of the Babylonian exile.)

  6. gedediah says:

    There are plenty more nutjobs ready to take his place.

    However, I know lots of muslims that are not very religious. Living is the west seems to make reality denial more of a challenge. That must eventually rub off on the folks back home.

  7. Daz says:

    Re Great+Satan’s link. It’s worth pointing out that acid attacks and the forced marriage etc culture is equally associated with Hinduism.

  8. asquith says:

    What are all the twats who slagged Dawkins off going to do now? Say he’s racist against himself, or he isn’t truly an Arab, or what?

  9. asquith says:

    Mind you, it could be problematic that he’s only taking these stances because he hates his dad. Granted his dad deserves to be hated, but letting his head get clouded (and that’s where his Christianity comes in…) means he isn’t going to be the best arguer.

  10. Matt+Westwood says:

    “Life of Brian didn’t result in a bunch of people getting killed in riots that engulfed sections of European cities.”

    No, but some deeply unpleasant shit went down in Greece last year over something similar.

  11. Matt+Westwood says:

    Bear in mind, of course, that most of the violence committed in the name of Islam is actually against other Muslims, and the charge of collapsing from inside (wishful thinking that it of course is) sort of rings true a bit.

  12. barriejohn says:

    I lost interest in this article as soon as I found that he had converted to Christianity. I don’t have confidence in anything that he says.

  13. mikespeir says:

    “But Stephen Fry doesn’t need a bodyguard because some Christians put a fatwa on him for writing a book.”

    Not in this day and age, he doesn’t.

  14. L.Long says:

    Islame, xtians, etc will never end because the number of woman hating, xenophobic, bigots wanting to get to heaven are too numerous to count.

  15. Gary says:

    I don’t know why he’s being applauded – it’s just derived from the all too typical ‘My imaginary friend’s better than yours’. And the claim that Islam will collapse in 10 years is plain nuts.

  16. Gary says:

    “Life of Brian didn’t result in a bunch of people getting killed in riots that engulfed sections of European cities.”

    No, it was just banned instead – in half the UK, in Norway, Northern Ireland etc. Religious authorities deemed it unsuitable for grown adults to watch…. and this was just a few decades ago! Meanwhile, there is plenty of non-Islamic religious inspired violence going on all over the world. Islam’s just the worst iteration of a pernicious human desire to control the lives of others.

  17. Gary says:

    “Bear in mind, of course, that most of the violence committed in the name of Islam is actually against other Muslims, and the charge of collapsing from inside (wishful thinking that it of course is) sort of rings true a bit.”

    Except that Islamic sects have been committing violence on each other since not long after the death of Mo. Likewise, Christians committed vile acts on each other for centuries, and it doesn’t seem to have caused them to collapse.

  18. Nancy says:

    I’ve read his book. He says it’s the “love your enemies” quote from the Jesus of the bible is what convinced him that Christianity must be true. That’s a pretty radical thought. Probably one that Christians struggle with. But in light of what the Koran asks Muslims to do, must sound pretty refreshing.

  19. 1859 says:

    As an apostate of islam Mr. Mosab has signed his own death certificate. If he had ditched ALL religion and embraced the vision of a free-thinking individual, I might have more interest in what he says. Islam imploding in 10 years? My cat will give birth to a gorilla first.

  20. NKironcal says:

    Yeah if he had left all religion it would have been a better step, but I believe he will come to that conclusion soon too, but Islam is really the religion of torture and their imaginary god is nothing but a deceit to permit every kind of atrocities and promote discrimination in society. Its futile, religion will have to perish if humankind are to live a peaceful and meaningful life and generations ahead are to go on advancing instead of degrading to some stone/iron age level.

  21. 1859 says:

    Maybe I’m being a bit sensational and pessimistic, but the whole of the arab world seems to be imploding. But what a toxic mix! There’s the tension between the two islamic sects sunni/ shiite(?); there’s the tension between the secularists and the brotherhood fundies; there’s oil revenue; there’s Syria; there are bombs going off all over the place in Iraq; there’s repression in Iran (a potentially nuclear state)…every day it seems to get worse?

  22. Robster says:

    The main problem for the muzzies is themselves. Muslims kill more muslims than any others (from what I’ve read, I know it’s an assertion, but it does seem rather obvious). There’s those sunny muslims and the shee eyte version. They hate each other more than they hate those of a jewish disposition and they all love hating jews. They’ve got lots of bombs and guns too. They’ll take care of themselves for us without even realising or needing our assistance.