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Former PLO terrorist to speak at Northwoods

This Sunday at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m., Northwoods Assembly Church in Perham will be hosting Waled Shoebat, a former terrorist with the Palestine Liberation Organization, or PLO.

Shoebat was born in Bethlehem and raised in Jericho in a strong Muslim family. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who conspired with Hitler to liquidate the Jews, was an occasional guest in Shoebat's home as a friend of his grandfather.

Shoebat, like so many others, joined the PLO and became indoctrinated with the group's goal of murdering Jews and destroying Israel. He spent time in a Jerusalem jail.

Eventually, his 'career' took him to the United States, where he was placed under the guidance of the same Imam (Islamic scholar) who mentored Osama bin Laden.

Married to a Hispanic Catholic, Shoebat constantly tried to convince his wife to convert to Islam. In 1993, she agreed to read the Quran on one condition - if he agreed to read the Bible. He saw this as the opportunity he had long been seeking to convert his wife to Islam, so he quickly agreed.

Convinced the Bible was full of lies, he began studying it.

After a lengthy study, he came to believe everything he was taught about Christians, Jews and Israel was wrong.

Believing God had touched his heart and transformed him, Shoebat gave his heart to Christ, and renounced Allah and Islam. This facilitated death threats against him and his family, but he embraced his new faith and decided to share what he had learned with others.

Shoebat made an incredible transformation from wanting to murder Jews and destroy Israel to understanding God's plan for Israel and the Jewish people. Thus, has become one of Israel's most passionate defenders.

With his knowledge of the Quran and Islam, Shoebat represents an imperative perspective that western Christians rarely hear, which is essential for all who thirst to understand prophesy in this critical hour.

Shoebat has written several books, including "God's War on Terror," and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Hannity and Colmes, The 700 Club, Sid Roth and dozens of other TV programs. He has also spoken at many prophesy conferences.

For more information, call Northwoods at 346-5433.