Former Palestinian involved in terrorist cells to speak in Brundidge

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian American Christian, will present a prophecy from a Middle Eastern perspective on Israel at two services at Brundidge United Methodist Church on Sunday.

Walid Shoebat

Walid Shoebat

Dan Fraley, program coordinator, said Shoebat was a radicalized Muslim who was willing to die for the cause of Jihad until his conversion to Christianity in 1994.

“Walid Shoebat is a strong supporter for the state of Israel and will lecture on the dangers of Islamic radicalism,” Fraley said.

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Shoebat was born to a Jordanian Muslim father and an American mother. He lived the early part of his life in the village of Beit Sahour near Bethlehem.

He has been interviewed as a terrorism expert on several television programs including CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS and ABC, as well as numerous radio shows including BBC, Fraley said.

When interviewed on the O’Reilly Factor, Shoebat said, as a PLO terrorist, he began to question why he hated Jews and began to study and research in a quest to find the answer.

His conversion to Christianity was individual. He did it on his own.

Shoebat said his terrorist activities included demonstrations, throwing Molotov cocktails and throwing stones at rabbis at the Wailing Wall and a bomb at a bank. He ended up in prison.

Shoebat told program host Bill O’Reilly that he came to the United States and was involved in terrorist cells.

The cells, he said, were to train and prepare for future terrorist missions.

“We are blessed to get Walid Shoebat here,” Fraley said. “We were able to get him between his lectures in Montgomery on Saturday and in Opelika on Sunday. “Come, bring a friend and be blessed and be a blessing to Israel.”

The public is invited to attend the services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at BUMC on North Main Street in downtown Brundidge.

For more information, contact Fraley at (334) 389-4692.