Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the founders of the terrorist group Hamas (which is also the official branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine, but that’s another story).
Mosab Hassan Yousef spent ten years as an undercover informant for Shin Bet, the Israeli security service, and is credited with helping to prevent a number of deadly terrorist attacks on Israel. Born and raised a Muslim in an “extremist” family, he converted to Christianity, and relocated to California as a political refugee. He eventually wrote an autobiography, Son of Hamas. A documentary film adapted from the book, entitled The Green Prince, has just been released.
Christiane Amanpour interviewed the younger Mr. Yousef on CNN. The excerpt shown below is germane to our work here. The relevant quote:
“I believe that the problem itself is in the Islamic books. And those guys are inspired by the Islamic teachings.
“If you look at the example of the Prophet of Islam — and I don’t mean to insult anybody — you know, he beheaded people. He used a sword. He launched military campaigns. And those people think by following his footsteps, they are going to establish an Islamic state and emancipate humanity, even though they’re destroying it.”
How did that segment slip past the PC scissors-men at CNN? Why didn’t it end up on the cutting room floor?
Anyway, here it is. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for excerpting this video:
Watch the entire interview on Christiane Amanpour’s blog, where you can also read a partial transcript.