|'Son of Hamas' film in the works|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:00 PM EDT|
Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of one of the founders of Hamas and author of Son of Hamas (Tyndale Momentum), is working on a movie based on his memoir and another about the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Yousef announced the two projects at a press conference in Jerusalem last month—his first visit to Israel since he left in 2007, the Jerusalem Post reported. He is working with Israeli film producer and actor Sam Feuer (Munich), who will produce a feature film adaptation of Son of Hamas as well as the yet-untitled Muhammad movie—which Feuer said would be a "historical account" faithful to Muslim texts, the Post reported.
"I think this is the time to expose the real nature of Islam," Yousef told reporters. "Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of war and most Muslims don't understand the true nature of Islam. This is the time and I would like to announce it today here from Jerusalem, next to the Temple Mount."
Depictions of Muhammad are forbidden according to Islamic tradition. But Yousef and Feuer insisted they are not frightened by the possibility of violence surrounding the film, the Post reported.
Released in 2010, Son of Hamas is New York Times best-selling book that details Yousef's six-year-long conversion process that originated with a Bible study in Jerusalem and resulted in his departure from the Palestinian terrorist organization. In his memoir, Yousef explains how he worked with Israeli security from around 1996 to 2006 to stop terror attacks against the Israelis. There are approximately 150,000 copies in print of Son of Hamas, Tyndale officials said.