Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life

Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life

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by Tass Saada, Dean Merrill
     
 

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At age 17, Palestinian Tass Saada ran away to become a PLO sniper, onetime chauffeur for Yasser Arafat, and a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. As a man he moved to America, started a family, and eventually became a Christian. Then he risked retribution as he returned home to share his faith with his family and former boss. Once an Arafat Man is a story

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At age 17, Palestinian Tass Saada ran away to become a PLO sniper, onetime chauffeur for Yasser Arafat, and a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. As a man he moved to America, started a family, and eventually became a Christian. Then he risked retribution as he returned home to share his faith with his family and former boss. Once an Arafat Man is a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, of reconciliation over divisions. It’s a story that can inspire us all to overcome the conflicts in our own lives.

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At age seventeen, Tass Saada was carrying a high-powered Simonov rifle. He had run away from home and become a PLO sniper and chauffeur for Arafat.
His experience growing up as a Palestinian refugee in Saudi Arabia had taught him to hate. And like many other Palestinians, he had his hatred—and his rifle—aimed squarely at Israel.
Tass Saada’s story could have ended tragically, another casualty of the centuries of hatred brewing in the Middle East. But Tass was destined for better things. His story will give you an intimate look at
  • the world of Yasser Arafat;
  • the life, struggles, and heart of a Palestinian refugee;
  • a Muslim who converted to Christianity and faced retribution at the hands of his relatives; and
  • the transformation of hatred into love and hope.
This is more than the story of a Palestinian refugee making something good of his life in America. It’s a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, reconciliation over persistent divisions. It’s a story that can inspire us all to overcome the divisions and conflicts in our own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414327525
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
313,324
File size:
830 KB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of how God can work in the lives of people. Now, when I pray for Islamic people, I pray with greater compassion and understanding. I highly recommend this book to Christians who want to do more to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Def recommended reading to anyone who wants to learn history, different points of view, and how God reconciles through His love.
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PriscillaAZ More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book about the power of the Holy spirit. Intriguing story about one man's journey to faith and beyond. Shows God's love for muslims.
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"once an arafat man" is an amazing story and very hard to put down. tass saada grew up to be a very violent terrorist in the middle east and was even a plo terrorist and a driver for arafat and filled with hatred and murdered countless civialians until he left the islamic religion and his terrorist organization and found a far more powerful faith christianity. I was really fasinated to see how he was able to leave his hate and violence behind this a fasinating memoir truly one I will never forget. great gift idea for a family member or friend. please share with your church friends and your pastor
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