Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Mind of Terror by Tass Saada Review
What motivates Islamic terrorists? What is in the mind of terror? Our news reports from the Middle East cover events―bombings, massacres, and suicide attacks. Our newscasters take time to explain who the players are―from Hezbollah to the Iranian Quds, from ISIS to the Palestinian National Authority.
But there is something underneath these events and players that fuels atrocity after atrocity in the Middle East. What is it? Tass Saada provides the answer to that question as he delves into the mind of terror, explaining what motivates extremist groups throughout the Middle East.
A former Muslim and a onetime sniper with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization, Tass has lived it himself. At age 42, he steered his life in a radical new direction, committing it to Jesus. Tass not only describes the motivations and aspirations of those who live in the Middle East, he also outlines a peaceful solution. We can plant seeds of hope that will transform not only the Middle East, but also our increasingly diverse neighborhoods at home. Discover the mind behind terror and how to oppose its grip.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon.
Tass Saada is a former Muslim and the founder of Hope for Ishmael, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reconcile Arabs and Jews. Born in 1951 in the Gaza Strip, Saada grew up in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He worked under Yasser Arafat as a Fatah fighter and sniper. Years after immigrating to America, he became a Christian. He and his wife, Karen, now spend much of each year in the Middle East guiding a ministry to children.
Cassandra's Review Q&A-
- What did you like about the book and why? The truth and answers that most people are trying so hard to find are included in an honest and straightforward way. It is hard for me to cover topics like this and especially feature this type of book or read it in my home, but information in power in a world like this.
- What did you not like about the book and why? It is so controversial of a topic that I fear most will never pick up the book.
- What did you learn? So much more then what is given to the public. The book is great for closed minded people and people who act only out of ignorance.
- To whom would you recommend this book and why? Anyone mostly older in age as it would be hard for younger kids to read this and it is not made for youth.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.