Yes, Son of Hamas is very informative and the content seems balanced. I gained information about the nature of Islam that I couldn't get from Western writers in a country where being a Muslim automatically disqualifies a person from high office or make him or her a target for physical or verbal assault.
It is written by an highly credible insider who cares about all parties involved and values human life. His honesty about the factions fighting for control of the Palestinian people makes me want to revisit the historical records of the events back then. With better information about what was transpiring behind the scenes, the context, I should be better able to fully understand the reported news which is history in the making.
Since Mosab Hassan Yousef is remembering as well as reading, his narration reflects the emotions that he felt and still feels as he recounts events and his sentiments at the time. There are a few places where he doesn't quite navigate English sentences smoothly, but overall his reading is so compelling because he lived it.
It made me very sad because of the slaughter of innocents but extraordinarily hopeful in the author's commitment, first to a Christ-like lifestyle and then to Jesus Christ Himself. A distinction that gives the author more credibility.
I love this book.
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