Saturday, January 24, 2009
From Hizballah to Jesus with love- true story-
As I was watching a talk show on one of Lebanon's tv networks, I came to watch this great interview with a former hizballah member , who was very active and very high ranked member. this guy who is now a doctor and professor at the AUB (American University Beirut ) , he is a lawyer as well, this man told his story and admitted how he was a radical and anti USA, he forced his mom and sister to wear the veil and even when he joined the AUB as a student he was recruiting for hizballah and he was against mixing female students with male students, bottom line he was a fanatic and radical, he talked about visiting one of the shrines of the Lebanese saints and how he met a bishop in lebanon and his life changed completely.he is now a peace activist ,he decided to follow christianity because the message of christianity is love. I was so impressed by this young and educated doctor and lawyer and how he changed and turned his life drastically and put it back on the right tracks .
Yes this true story of the transformation from a fanatic and radical and possibly a terrorist to a peace activist who formed a new youth group and called it "Lebanon Tomorrow", he is focused on the young and educated. Through the program he had a clear and strong message and that is Christianity is the true love and peace. This young professor / Dr. who is very sharp and brave to come on national tv and talk about such experience. I honestly respect this guy as the interviewer tried in many ways to see if he has any motives for this change but the young professor insisted that his life was changed and he is a new person and he found Jesus and nothing is going to change that. I am sure this young professor life is in jeopardy now, I just hope hizballah will not target this young sharp person. my conclusion and moral of this story is there is hope out there even for the most radical ones, and this young professor proved it.
I feel i left out few minor details of this true story that are worth mentioning about this bright brave Dr. who is also a lawyer, his veiled mom was interviewed on the same program and she spoke of how intelligent her son is, he is super sharp and the best of his class. Dr. Rami Alaik talked how hizballah had a top rank call him and ask him when will God guide him (amtan allah bado yehdeek) the answer was he already did, he told the top rank and the he told him i was in your place but God guided me already,maybe u need to be guided, he also shared an interesting story on how he was on a picnic with his family and friends of his dad and they were all religious so they asked him to join them in the prayers so he took his shirt off and he was wearing a cross.and he talked how his dads face turned red.he also talked about his book signing in hizballah neighborhood in Beirut.