View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Monday, September 08, 2003

Our Palestinian Friend

No, really. We had the pleasure of hosting Walid Shoebat as a guest this weekend, for a whirlwind speaking tour of pro-Israel Denver. Mr. Shoebat comes from a long line of Palestinian Muslim anti-Semites. His grandfather, for instance, was a good friend of Haj Amin Al-Husseni, the Nazi Mufti of Jerusalem during WWII. Mr. Shoebat himself grew up in Jericho and Bethlehem, and was eventually recruited for a bombing of the Bethlehem branch of Bank Leumi. He changed his mind at the last minute and threw the bomb on top of the bank, rather than in it, to avoid hurting anyone.

So what's a guy like this doing in a nice place like Denver? Turns out his family moved to California, where he met and married a nice Mexican Catholic girl. When the time came for her to convert, she said she would, if he could prove to her that the Koran was true, and Bible corrupted, as he claimed. Fired up to do his homework, he instead found himself persuaded by the Bible, and he underwent a religious conversion to Evangelical Christianity, and now wholeheartedly supports Israel and the Jews.

Here's a picture of Walid speaking at a "Disarm the Terrorists" rally. Disarming the terrorists is, of course, the one thing that the PA can never do.

Mr. Shoebat's site is Answering Islam. Of course, we'd also like to see actual Muslims supporting Democracy, but the stories this guy tells stand on their own.

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