Former Arab Terrorist
Apologizes For Trying to Murder Jews
My name is Walid. I was born in Bethlehem, Israel. On the day that I was born it
was one of the holiest days to Islam, that day was the birthday of the Muslim
prophet Mohammad (Al-Mauled Al-Nabawi). This was an honor to my father, for
that he named me (Walid) which relates to the Arabic word (Mauled) in English
(The Birth), to always remember the birthday of the Muslim prophet.
My father was a Palestinian Muslim who taught English and Islamic studies in the
Holy Land, and my mother was an American who married my father during his
studies in the United States in the year of 1956.
Fearing the American way of life with two children and while my mother was
pregnant with me, my parents left to live in Israel in 1960 which was called Jordan
at that time, and when they arrived to Bethlehem I was born. As my father
changed jobs we moved to Saudi Arabia then back to the Holy Land this time to
the lowest place on Earth, Jericho.
I did not forget the first song I learned in school just before the six day war titled
"Arabs our beloved and Jews our dogs." I used to wonder at that time who the
Jews were, but repeated with the rest of the kids the words without any
knowledge of the meaning.
As I grew up in the Holy Land I lived through several battles between the Arabs and
the Jews, the first battle (while we lived in Jericho) was the Six Day War when the
Jews captured old Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine. This was a great
disappointment to Arabs and Muslims worldwide.
The American Council in Jerusalem came just before the war to evacuate all the
Americans in the area, since my mother was an American, but my father refused
and turned them down because he loved his country. I still remember many things
during the war; the noise of the bombing and shelling that went on day and night
for six days, the looting of stores and houses by the Arabs in Jericho and people
running to cross the Jordan river from fear of the Israelis.
The war was called the six day war because it was won in six days and on the
seventh day a Rabbi by the name of Goren blew the ram's horn on the wailing wall
in Jerusalem declaring the victory. Many Jews claim that this was a parallel to
Joshua when he went around the walls of Jericho six times, then on the seventh
day seven times, and on that day the priests blew the trumpets and everyone
shouted with one voice and took the city. To my father in Jericho it seemed that
the walls have crumbled on him, during the war he was always listening to the
Jordanian radio station, he used to say that the Arabs are wining the war, but he
was listening to the wrong station, the Israeli station who was announcing the truth
of their soon coming victory, instead my father chose to believe the Arabs who
claimed that the Israelis are promoting propaganda.
Later on we moved back to Bethlehem and my father enrolled us in an Anglican-Lutheran school as they had a better English course, my brother, sister and myself
where the only Muslims in the school, and being half Americans teachers would
beat us and students would laugh at us, when the Bible class started I would leave
the class and remained outside waiting, one day I walked in the Bible class and the
class 'bully' stood up to fight, he shouted "we don't want this half American and
Muslim to be here", I refused to get out and the Lady who was teaching the class
asked me to sit down, since then I changed the schools policy and for the first time
the school allowed a Muslim to study the Bible, and for the next three years I
studied it despite all the mocking.
Later my father transferred me to the Government school where I grew in the faith
of Islam, in which I was fed the idea that one day a fulfillment of an ancient
prophecy by the Muslim prophet Mohammed will come to pass, this prophecy
foretold a battle in which the Holy Land would be recaptured and the elimination of
the Jews would take place in a massive slaughter.
This prophecy in fact is documented in Mohammed's Book of Traditions which
states the following:
"The day of judgment shall not come to pass until a tribe of Muslims defeat a
tribe of Jews".
When Mohammed was asked of the place this will take place he said: "In
Jerusalem and the surrounding nations".
During my youth like my father I was always tuned to Islam and what our Muslim
teachers taught. Believing in Muhammad's prophecy I offered my life to 'Jihad' or
'Holy War' as the only means to obtain either victory or martyrdom. In Islam
martyrdom is the only way you can ensure salvation and entry to heaven
especially since Allah and his prophet Mohammed promised it, as the Quran states
"Do not think of whom are killed for the cause of Allah (in a Holy War), to be
dead but living with their Lord receiving his blessing".
During school riots against what we called the Israeli occupation I would prepare
speeches, slogans, and write anti-Israel graffiti in an effort to provoke students to
throw rocks at the armed Israeli soldiers. We shouted "No peace or negotiations
with the enemy", "Our blood and our souls we sacrifice to Arafat", "Our blood and
our souls we sacrifice to Palestine", "Death to the Zionists" etc....
I vowed to fight my Jewish enemy believing that I was doing God's will on earth,
and was true to my word as I participated in many riots against the Israeli army,
always trying to inflict harm to them and by all means and methods I could come
up with. I would start and participate in any riot I can make, in schools, streets, and
even on the holiest place (the Temple mount site) in Jerusalem called by Arabs (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa), and all through high school I would always be one of the first to
provoke a riot.
Many others got involved in terror tactics against the Jews using bombs and armed
assaults on Jews as to force them to leave Israel, but they never could pluck them
Nothing could change my heart, I could only die or a miracle needed to happen.
The simplest way to describe myself is that I was one of those whom one would
view on CNN throwing rocks and molotov cocktails in the days of the Intifada or
'The Uprising', I was one of these who Jews would call a terrorist, the interesting
thing is that I was not only terrorizing but I was terrorized by my beliefs, since I
had to gain enough merit and good deeds to go to heaven but never was sure if
my good deeds would outweigh my bad deeds in the scale when I get judged by
God, of course to die fighting the Jews will ease Allah's anger towards my sin and I
will be secured in a good spot in heaven with beautiful wide eyed women to fulfill
my most intimate desires, either way I will win, and terror was the only way.
I remember one time in Bethlehem all viewers clapped their hands with joy in a jam
packed theater watching the movie "21 Days in Munich". The moment we saw the
Palestinians throwing grenades in the helicopter, killing the Israeli athletes, hundreds
of viewers yelled "Allahu akbar" (Allah is the greatest). This is the slogan of joy
used by Muslims for victorious events.
I remember students used to ask the teacher during our Islamic studies in
Bethlehem High school, if it was permitted for Muslims to rape the Jewish women
after we defeat them, his response was "The women captured in battle have no
choice in this matter, they are concubines and they need to obey their masters,
having sex with slave captives is not a "matter of choice for slaves.", this in fact
was written in the Koran, for it says:
"Forbidden to you also are married women, except those who are in your
hand as slaves, this is the law of Allah for you." -- Sura: The Women (al-Nisa, verse 20)
†††††††††And in a different verse the Koran says:
"O prophet; we allowed thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their
dowries, and the slaves whom thy right hand possesseth out of the booty
which Allah hath granted thee, and the daughters of thy uncle, and of thy
maternal aunt, who fled with thee to Medina, and any believing woman who
hath given herself up to the prophet, if the prophet desired to wed her, a
privilege to thee above the rest of the faithful". -- Sura: Confederates (al-Ahzab verse 50)
We had no problem with Mohammed taking advantage of this privilege as he
married 14 wives for himself and several slave girls from the booty he collected as
a result of his victorious battles, we really never knew how many wives he had and
that question was always a debatable issue to us, one of these wives was taken
from his own adopted son 'Zaid', as Allah declared that she was given to the
prophet, others were Jewish captives forced into slavery after Mohammed
beheaded their husbands and families.
In an attempt to change the hearts of Palestinians the Israeli T.V. station would
show Holocaust documentary on T.V., I