Listen as former terrorist Walid Shoebat presents an insider’s view of the evils of Islamic fundamentalism and his passion to present the truth about Israel.
A group calling itself Hizb ut-Tahrir that has ties with Al-Qaeda recently held a conference at a hotel in Chicago. The name of the conference was, “The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam.”
Former Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat has been insisting for some time that Islamists view liberalism and political correctness as a tool to help them achieve their goals. He sees the conference in Chicago as yet another example.
Shoebat insists that if America is to win the war on terror, it must cease waging war on a tactic that its enemies use and more plainly identify the enemy using them.
He points to an interesting contrast between a group with alleged ties to the enemies of the United States and how American citizens are sometimes treated. “Here you have a group sympathetic to the likes of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi holding a conference at a hotel in Chicago, yet local authorities all across this country have been issued a DHS report warning them of right-wing extremists. This is what happens when political correctness trumps truth. You have absurd realities like this rearing its head.”
Shoebat is very familiar with Chicago, having spent time there training with other Muslims before converting to Christianity in 1993.
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, Shoebat became a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. He participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel for which he was imprisoned in the Russian Compound in Jerusalem.
After his release, he continued his life of violence and rioting in Bethlehem and the Temple Mount. After entering the U.S, he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student Organization at Loop College in Chicago and continued his anti-Israel activities.
In 1993, Walid studied the Bible in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam. Six months later, after intense study, Walid realized that everything he had been taught about Jews was a lie. Convinced he was on the side of evil, he became an advocate for his former enemy.
Driven by a deep passion to heal his own soul and disclose the truth about Israel and the Jews, Walid shed his former life and work as a software engineer. He has relentlessly set out to expose the evils of Islamic fundamentalism to people throughout the world, communicating his message to churches, synagogues, civic groups, and the media.
Walid is the author of several best-selling books, including “Why We Want to Kill You: The Jihadist Mindset and How to Defeat It” (co-authored with Joel Richardson).