Ex-Muslim Terrorist Walid Shoebat speaks at Bethel College

Ex-muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat will speak on unmasking terror, Sunday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Bethel College and Church of the Heartland are partnering together to host the event.

Walid Shoebat was born in Bethlehem of Judea to a Muslim family, with ties to people such as Adolf Hitler. Throughout his life, Walid witnessed much fighting between the Palestinian and Israeli worlds. He lived through Israel's Six Day War while living in Jericho. As a young man, he was involved in the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and spent much time committing acts of violence and terror against Israel. He was eventually imprisoned for his actions against Israel. When he was released from prison, he continued his former life of crime; even after moving to the U.S., he was persistent in his anti-Israeli activities. At that time he was a counselor in Chicago at the Arab Student Organization at Loop College. Finally, in 1993, while attempting to convert his wife to Islam, through his intense study of the Jewish Bible, he was convicted of his evil lifestyle and found himself becoming an advocate for his former enemy. He then set about to tell the world of his newfound cause. Walid has written such books as, "Dear Muslim, Let Me Tell You Why I Believe" and "Israel, And The World's Mock Trial," in hopes of exposing anti-Semitism and the hatred of Jews in both the Islamic, Christian and secular worlds. Walid is now an American citizen and lives in the United States with his wife and children, under this assumed name.

For more information please call Heath Hiatt at 574.231.8180. More information about Shoebat is available at www.shoebat.com.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 1,960 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.