When Kids Go Bad :-)

Who says parenting is easy? 

Sometimes, you do your best to raise your kid according to “traditional family values.”  You send him to the best schools, you raise him according to your religious beliefs, get him a job in the organization that you are a leader in, and you try to keep him away from the corruption of the world.

And then something like this happens.  What is a poor parent to do?

Top Hamas Leader’s Son Converts to Christianity

The son of a top Hamas leader has converted to Christianity and prays someday his family will also accept Jesus Christ as their savior, an Israeli newspaper reported.

Masab Yousef, son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheik Hassan Yousef, revealed for the first time in an exclusive interview with Haaretz newspaper that he has left Islam and is now a Christian. Prior to the interview’s publication last Thursday, Yousef’s family did not know of his faith conversion even though he is in regular contact with them.

“[T]his interview will open many people’s eyes, it will shake Islam from the roots, and I’m not exaggerating,” Yousef, who now resides in the United States, said. “What other case do you know where a son of a Hamas leader, who was raised on the tenets of extremist Islam, comes out against it?”

Read the rest of the article here.

This is not quite Saul on the Damascus road, but it is significant that there are a few cracks appearing in the wall of Islam.

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