April 7th, 2009 13:43 EST
Obama Playing Right Into Al Queda's Hands?
When politicians are asked about the extent to which they are willing to go against threats, a common response is "all options are on the table`. While in Turkey this week, President Obama took the opposite approach, saying the U.S. will never be at war with Islam.
Former Muslim terrorist and current Christian, Walid Shoebat, says this is an extremely dangerous approach. For example, " says Shoebat Speaking in such absolute terms has seemingly limited America`s area of focus on al Qaeda. This plays right into the militants` hands. "
As a former Muslim terrorist, Shoebat claims that the reason there are so many different Islamic groups is to deceive and cause confusion. Islam is the banner under which different militant groups share a common alliance. When you single out only one of those groups as the enemy, the others basically get a free pass, or at least much less attention. "
When asked to clarify what he means, Shoebat responds rhetorically, What about Hamas? Hezbollah? The Muslim Brotherhood? They are not al Qaeda yet they seek the destruction of the United States and the west. There are countless other examples. Groups that are smiling right now because the president of the United States has basically decided to single out al Qaeda as the only Islamic threat to America. "
ABOUT WALID SHOEBAT "
Born in Bethlehem of Judea, 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.
Walid`s great grandfather, Abdullah Ali Awad-Allah, was also a fighter and close associate of both Abdul Qader and Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who led the Palestinians against Israel. Walid lived through and witnessed Israel`s Six Day War while living in Jericho.
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, 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 Tanach (Jewish 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 to bring the truth about the Jews and Israel to the world, Walid shed his former life and his work as a software engineer and set out to tirelessly bring the cause of Israel to tens of thousands of people throughout the world: churches and synagogues, civic groups, government leaders and media.
Walid has written several online books including "Dear Muslim, Let Me Tell You Why I Believed" and "Israel, And The World`s Mock Trial ", where he exposes anti-Semitism and the hatred of Jews in both the Islamic Christian and secular worlds. His latest book is titled, God`s War on Terror "
Walid is an American citizen and lives in the United States with his wife and children, under this assumed name.