Jerusalem: Mosab Hassan Yousef, a son of a Hamas leader and spy for Israel, has revealed that he is making a film about the Islam’s Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SAWW) in which he would reveal his “real nature” to the Muslims.
He told about his filmmaking to the journalists when he was on a rare visit to Jerusalem. It is pertinent to mention here that his family has disowned him in the occupied West Bank as he was proved to be spying for Israel.
He held a news conference in Jerusalem and observed, “This is time to free people from the absolute control of religion, by reasoning, by a better understanding.”
He was bombarded by severe questioning as he was challenged for his assertion that Islam is a “religion of war” as compared to other major faiths. He was also tested for his defense to contentious Israeli policies.
During late 1990s and early 2000s, Yousef helped the Shin Bet security service after secretly converting to Christianity; it was the time when Hamas kicked off suicide bombing campaigns against Israel.
“Green Prince” was his codename after the Holy Islamic color and for the fact that his father, Hassan Yousef, led Hamas in the West Bank.
He is now of 34 years of age and proclaimed himself “Son of Hamas” in his book published in 2010. He has been living in the United States of America as a refugee.
He has always maintained his contacts with his Shin Bet handler and never made apologies for his treacherous actions to his nation, Palestinians.
Palestinians see him as a traitor and abhor him for his disloyalty to his motherland and Islam. They believe he deserves nothing but death.
He was attending the Jerusalem event which was hosted by Media Central, a pro-Israel press relations organization. He said at the event, “Usually people are ashamed when they do something wrong. People love to live in the darkness ... I live in the light. I didn't do anything wrong by saving human life.”
When Shin Bet was contacted for the comments, they declined to say anything in the matter of Yousef.
However, two retired senior officials informed that Yousef's account of his double life as a spy and trusted lieutenant to his father was largely true.
In his book, he revealed that he had foiled Palestinian attacks and also arranged for the elder Yousef to be repeatedly arrested in order to spare him assassination by Israel.
The Hamas leader, in Israeli custody, again issued an angry statement to Palestinian media reaffirming that he has disowned his son a long time ago.
Yousef's mother, Subha, formidably stated, “I'm not to be addressed as his mother because he's not my son. He gave his loyalties to a religion other than Islam. We're Muslims and he attacked our religion.”
“He didn't save anyone. These are myths in his own head,” she added.
Yousef said while calling for the freedom of women, security for homosexuals and freer religious debate, “I think Palestinians need freedom and human rights more than they need a state.”
"It's not just a movie for Muslims to learn about Islam themselves, what they cherish, but also for people who aren't from Islam to learn the true culture and history of the religion," he concluded.