The Mind of Terror: A Former Muslim Sniper Explores What Motivates ISIS and Other Extremist Groups (and How Best to Respond)

The Mind of Terror A Former Muslim Sniper Explores What Motivates ISIS and Other Extremist Groups and How Best to Respond 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

  • Title: The Mind of Terror: A Former Muslim Sniper Explores What Motivates ISIS and Other Extremist Groups (and How Best to Respond)
  • Author: Tass Saada Dean Merrill
  • ISBN: 9781496411877
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 atWhat 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.

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    1. Tass Saada Dean Merrill

      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.

    499 thoughts on “The Mind of Terror: A Former Muslim Sniper Explores What Motivates ISIS and Other Extremist Groups (and How Best to Respond)”

    1. I gave up on this in the end. I had the same issues with this as with the author's auto-biography Once an Arafat Man although at least that contained an interesting story. The first few chapters defining different terrorist groups and how they link back to Islam was worth reading. Unfortunately, the author then heads off down his favourite path--God's plan for Isaac AND Ishmael. He reinterprets historical and biblical events to support the idea that the descendants of both men are blessed but in [...]


    2. This is a good book and well-written, but not exactly what I was expecting. While you can't mention terrorism and what's going on with ISIS without delving deep into religion, most of this book was focused on how Christianity is the end-all solution to the problems going on. As a Christian myself, I agree with this standpoint, but as someone looking for a book onwell, the mind of terror, the topic fell short of what I was expecting. It's still a good and worthy read though.


    3. This is an excellent book! It really opens the western mind to how Muslims think. Tass was not derogatory toward any culture (Jewish, Christian, or Muslim). It was definitely worth my time to read it!


    4. Tass Saaada was a terrorist. He was a sniper for Yasir Arafat's Fattah organization. Since those days he converted to Christianity, and founded a non-profit, Hope for Ismael, that works to bring reconciliation between Jews and Arabs, and now spends a bunch of the year ministering to children in the Middle East. He wrote Mind of Terror (with Dean Merrill) to describe what motivates terrorists, and how we ought to respond to it.978-1-4964-1394-9Part one describes the terrorist mindset, and the roo [...]


    5. Great book on why Muslims become terrorists and how to stop them. It is told by a former sniper for Arafat's Palestinian group who became a Christian. I learned more about how the Muslim thinks and some insight into how to combat terrorism. Muslims are motivated by honor and a tribal mentality. If you dishonor them, you will be marked for death. That is the only way to save face. Mr. Saada is now a devout Christian. He heads a school in Jericho which teaches all children of all faiths. His most [...]


    6. Hour by hour we are bombarded with news about outbreaks of terror in our own country and around the world. For many of us, it makes no sense and tests our theology as well.Opening the pages of The Mind of Terror by Tass Saada goes beyond the headlines into the Middle East through the eyes and heart of a onetime sniper with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah government who at 42, experiences a transformed life through the power of the gospel.Few individuals can likely give such a unique view as Tass Saada. [...]



    7. "The Mind of Terror" describes possible motives for terrorist activity, how people may respond, and how Christians can respond. The author (Tass Saada) was once a sniper for a terrorist group, so he knows firsthand what motivates terrorism. He provided a balanced, realistic view of people's motives and was sympathetic to certain reactions as being understandable even though they aren't desirable since they don't lead to a solution.The author described the leading terrorist groups (which are not [...]


    8. Tass Saada's book, The Mind of Terror, is the first book I've read in a very long time that has re-shaped my thinking on any topic at a fundamental level.Though I still believe (and Saada confirms) that the teachings of Islam are, at their core, incompatible with peace, I now understand why military action - although necessary from time to time - will never have the effect needed to bring about true long-term change.Though written from a Christian perspective for a Christian audience, The Mind o [...]


    9. This book was utterly fascinating and intriguing, trying to get into the idea behind terrorist and why they do what they do. I feel like this book really gives one a good glimpse at what motivates those people to do the things that they do. Especially in light of recent terrorist attacks this book is so important and enlightening.Written by a former Muslim who was a sniper and converted to Christianity at 42 this book provides some very valuable insight. I like how the author addresses the probl [...]


    10. This is an excellent book on understanding the minds behind the terrorists, exposing why they do what they do and offering insight on solutions for how to help them overcome that mindset.Written by a former Muslim sniper who converted to Christianity in his early 40's, Tass Saada helps the reader to see what motivates extremists and how one can respond to them. I found this book incredibly interesting and informative, with his having come from that mindset himself. I have felt rather confused an [...]


    11. - 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 t [...]


    12. A helpful perspective on the current prominent international terror organizations, the key issues that motivate them, and what Christians can do in the pursuit of peace.(note: I work for the agency that represents the author and this book)


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