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Walid Shuaibat

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
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Walid Shuaibat is a Palestinian writer, American citizen, and (as he describes himself) a “Muslim ex-terrorist.” Shuaibat came to the public eye after he became a critic of Islam and a supporter of Israel. He describes himself as a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who participated in terrorist operations against Israeli targets. He is the founder of the Walid Shoebat Foundation, an organization that advocates combating anti-Semitism and seeking peace in the Middle East. He has appeared on several channels, including FOX News, MSNBC, CBS and the BBC.


his life

He was born to an American mother and a Palestinian father, and according to his biography on his official website, he was born in Bethlehem in the West Bank. His grandfather was Mukhtar Beit Sahour, whom Shuaibat describes as an assistant to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini. In his youth, Shuaibat joined the Palestine Liberation Organization and participated in attacks against Israel, and Israel arrested him when he was preparing to blow up a target and was imprisoned. In any case, Walid Shuaibat's allegations have not been proven by any other source. In a journalist’s investigation of the Anderson Cooper program on CNN, the program was unable to find any evidence of the veracity of Shuaibat’s allegations regarding his being a former terrorist, after the Israeli bank and the Israeli police denied that any bombing had occurred in the bank that Shuaibat claimed had participated in the attack on someone. its branches. The Israeli police and the prison administration, in which Shuaibat claimed he spent weeks in detention after the alleged operation, also denied that he was arrested or imprisoned by the police.


After his release, he continued his activity against Israel until he immigrated to the United States of America, and there he became a member of the Arab Students Organization at Loop College in Chicago, and later worked as a software engineer and became an American citizen. In 1993, Walid converted to evangelical Christianity after he read and audited the Bible prompted by a challenge from his wife, whom he was encouraging to convert to Islam.


After the terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001, Shuaibat became an activist against Islamic extremism or what he describes as Islamism, and appeared as a speaker on several major television stations around the world, including CNN, Fox News, ITN and KNB. NBC, CBS, and ABC, as well as on many radio stations in the United States and around the world. Shuaibat has delivered lectures at American institutions such as Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Concordia University, the University of Georgia, the University of Washington and others, and he is invited as an expert in documentaries dealing with Islamic extremism.


Shuaibat points to what he believes to be the parallel between Nazi power and influence and radical Islam, and tries to prove his point by comparing the term “jihad” (personal-struggle) with the title of Adolf Hitler’s book “My Struggle” (my struggle), and says that “closed movements like Nazism are less It is more dangerous than the Islamic fascism that we see today, because Islamic fascism has a religious priority, as it is based on the principle that “God commanded you to do this”... It is trying to grow in 55 Islamic countries, so perhaps there can be a success rate for many Nazi Germany, If only these people could get their way.”




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