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    Jewish American moves to Israel, and converts to Islam, backs Hamas

    Jewish American moves to Israel, and converts to Islam, backs Hamas

    Thu Jul 25, 2:36 PM ET

    JERUSALEM - Joseph Cohen moved from the United States to Israel as a devout Jew in 1998, but within three years he had converted to Islam and become Yosef Mohammed Khatib, a supporter of the militant Hamas, according to a report broadcast Thursday on Israel TV.



    Now he refuses to say the word Israel, choosing instead to call the area "Palestine." His four children study the Quran, the Muslim holy book, instead of the Torah, its Jewish counterpart.

    It was while living in the desert town of Netivot that Khatib met a sheik from the United Arab Emirates through an Internet chat about Israel. Khatib said he spent hours corresponding with the sheik, discussing theology. Gradually he began to see Judaism as racist and turned toward Islam after reading the Quran, he told Channel 10 TV. The report did not say where he lived in the United States or give his age.

    Last year he told his wife of 10 years, Luna, also a devout Jew from the United States, that he wanted to convert to Islam.

    "I said, `Listen, I love you very much ... and I have to be honest with you,'" Khatib said in the TV interview. "I read the Quran and I agree with everything it says in the Quran, and if I continue saying that I'm a religious Jew, I would be a liar."

    The family converted together and moved from Netivot to an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem. The children went from being top in their classes on Judaism studies to being well-versed in Islam, he said.

    Instead of supporting the Israeli Orthodox Jewish political party Shas, Khatib now supports the radical Islamic Hamas and believes an Islamic state should be set up where Israel and the Palestinian areas are now located.

    He praised Hamas for setting up social services for Palestinians but dodged questions about the other side of the Islamic group suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis. The United States has declared Hamas a terror group.

    Khatib differed from most Israelis and Americans in his views about Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites), the top suspect in the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York and Washington.

    "I think that he's number one, Muslim number one," Khatib said with a strong New York accent about bin Laden. "But I don't think that he's responsible for the World Trade Center (attacks)."

    Wearing the white skullcap and robes of a religious Muslim, Khatib denied his Jewish past, insisting that he is 100 percent Muslim. He made a parody of a blessing that observant Jews say every morning, in which they thank God for not making them gentiles.

    "Blessed are Thou, Lord Our God," Khatib began in the traditional Jewish blessing, but ended it with, "for not making me a Jew."




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    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
    (11:55-56)

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

    #2

    mashAllah te subhanAllah...
    thanx 4 posting te sharing kaki-S...

    God bless u all...

    DerVaisH

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    Ai khuda jazba-e-ehsaas na bakhsha hota...
    Acha hota ager pather ka tarasha hota...
    Waja-e-tehQeer hon insanon mein insan ho ker...
    Pather ka hota to inhe insanon ne pooja hota...

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      #3
      Its good he became Muslim... But he shows disprespect for the Jewish faith. Disagreeing with political views is one thing, but insulting an entire relgion is another.

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        #4
        He's not insulting anyone. He's blessed that he is not a Jew. If you disagree with a religion you disagree with it, that is why he reverted to Islam because he disagrees with Judaism.
        I am Muslim and i disagree with other religions, it doesn't mean i disrespect them. If i agreed with them then i would be one.
        Diasagreement doesn't mean disrespect.

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          #5
          Subhan'Allah .

          thanx 4 sharing sister.

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            #6
            mujhey yeh sunkey bohat kushi huwi,........ Allah (swt) une aur unke bachoun aur unke ke bachoun ke bachoun ko kush rakay

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              #7
              Being born a muslim is easy but becoming one is hard.

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              Jitna Diya Sarkar Nay Mujko, Itni Meri Auqat Nahi, Yeh Saab Tumhara Karam Hai Aqa, Mujh Mein Aisi Koi Baat Nahin.


              It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
              Rabul MashriqaiN wal MaghribaiN

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                #8
                yeah saw it a couple of days ago on sky,
                mashaAllah

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                "i LoVe ThE SOUND Of A BrEaKiNg gLaSS"
                ..walking on eggshells..

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Sadiaa:
                  Instead of supporting the Israeli Orthodox Jewish political party Shas, Khatib now supports the radical Islamic Hamas and believes an Islamic state should be set up where Israel and the Palestinian areas are now located.

                  He praised Hamas for setting up social services for Palestinians but dodged questions about the other side of the Islamic group suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis. The United States has declared Hamas a terror group.

                  Khatib differed from most Israelis and Americans in his views about Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites), the top suspect in the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York and Washington.

                  "I think that he's number one, Muslim number one," Khatib said with a strong New York accent about bin Laden. "But I don't think that he's responsible for the World Trade Center (attacks)."
                  Sure, yeah I will give him a thumbs up. Not!
                  I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
                  - Robert McCloskey

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by s_H_e_I_k_H:
                    He's not insulting anyone. He's blessed that he is not a Jew. If you disagree with a religion you disagree with it, that is why he reverted to Islam because he disagrees with Judaism.
                    I am Muslim and i disagree with other religions, it doesn't mean i disrespect them. If i agreed with them then i would be one.
                    Diasagreement doesn't mean disrespect.
                    I suppose your right, and I have to hand it to the guy.. But he does some pretty bitter.
                    Go figure..

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