“We cannot fool ourselves. There is an Islamic problem. Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Boko Haram, all of them are killing by the name of Allah. They’re not killing by the name of Jesus. They’re not killing by the name of Jehovah. They’re not killing by the name of Mahavira, or the Buddha, or Lao Tzu,” said Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a religious leader of Hamas.
Speaking at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference on May 22, Yousef spoke of Islam as an ideology, Israel as the Jewish state, President Barack Obama’s vision of Islamic terrorism, and “political correctness.”
“There is an Islamic problem,” repeated Yousef. “And I think humanity needs to stand against this danger, because this danger is not only against the state of Israel.”
“Political correctness,” said Yousef, was a product of fear. “We don’t want to provoke [Muslims].”
“We are trying not to create a religious war, but there has been a religious war, whether you like it or not. The better way is to face it, to grow up, and to face it with courage,” advised Yousef, receiving applause from the audience.
Delineating between individuals and social systems, Yousef said he did not want to be perceived as being opposed to Muslims as people.
“The problem is not in the individual,” said Yousef. “We are not against the Muslim people. I cannot be against my mother and my father and my people. They’re just people. And there are idiots everywhere in every nation.”
Muslims should be encouraged to abandon slam as an ideology, continued Yousef. He suggested that humanity unify in opposition to Islam as he said was done against Nazism.
"There has been a religious war, whether you like it or not. The better way is to face it, to grow up, and to face it with courage."
Mosab Hassan Yousef
“The Muslim people have a problem, and their problem is in their belief system. They have to face it, and we need to encourage them to fight the good fight, as I did,” said Yousef.
Obama, warned Yousef, was facilitating the expansion of Islamic terrorism through his subscription to “political correctness.”
“Of course, Hypocrisy is coming together with political correctness, because it’s the same. Two faces for the same coin,” said Yousef. “When the president of the free world stands and says that Islam is a religion of peace, he creates the climate, he provides the climate, the perfect climate to create more terrorism.”
Mocking left-wing CNN when discussing “political correctness,” Yousef asked if the Democrat-aligned network had any reporters in the audience.
Having defected from the “Palestinian” national movement and operating as a double agent with Israel’s Mossad, Yousef made his story known in his bestselling memoir Son Of Hamas. The book served as the foundation for a documentary film about his experiences, The Green Prince.
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