As an Islamic terrorist attempted to blow up a U.S. commercial airliner in Detroit on Christmas day, Americans grapple with the question, why do they hate us so much? Who better to ask this to than a former terrorist himself?
In the case of the foiled Northwest bombing, the self-styled terrorist claimed he was given the bomb by al Qaeda operatives in Yemen. Walid Shoebat, who once detonated a bomb in an attempt to destroy a bank in Israel, will take us deep inside the inner workings of terrorism and how terrorists communicate with one another.
Born in Bethlehem, Walid’s grandfather was the Muslim Mukhtar (chieftain) of Beit Sahour-Bethlehem (The Shepherd’s Fields) and a friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf Hitler.
As a young man, he became a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel, and was later imprisoned in the Russian Compound, Jerusalem’s central prison for incitement and violence against Israel.
After his release, he continued his life of violence and rioting in Bethlehem and the Temple Mount. After entering the U.S. (yes he will talk about how he entered), he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization at Loop College in Chicago and continued his anti-Israel activities.
Driven by a deep passion to heal his own soul, and to bring the truth about the Jews, Israel and the threat of fundamentalist Islam to the world, Walid shed his former life, and his work as a software engineer. He set out to tirelessly bring the cause against the evil of Islamic Fundamentalist to tens of millions of people throughout the world: churches, synagogues, civic groups, government leaders and media.
Walid is now an American citizen and lives in the USA with his wife and children, under this assumed name. Walid has the unique insight so as people can now fully understand the issue of terrorism from the perspective of someone who was once a terrorist.
Walid is the author of several bestselling books including “Why I Left Jihad,” “Why We Want To Kill You” and “God’s War on Terror.”
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