Born in Bethlehem of Judea, Walid's grandfather was the
Muslim Mukhtar (chieftain) of Beit Sahour-Bethlehem (The
Shepherd's Fields) and a friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseni,
the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf
Walid's great grandfather, Abdullah Ali Awad-Allah, was
also a fighter and close associate of both Abdul Qader and
Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who led the Palestinians against
Israel. Walid lived through and witnessed Israelâ€™s Six Day
War while living in Jericho.
As a young man, he became a member of the Palestinian
Liberation Organization, and participated in acts of terror
and violence against Israel, and was later imprisoned in
the Russian Compound, Jerusalem's central prison for
incitement and violence against Israel.
After his release, he continued his life of violence and
rioting in Bethlehem and the Temple Mount. After entering
the U.S, he worked as a counselor for the Arab Student
Organization at Loop College in Chicago and continued his
In 1993, Walid studied the Tanach (Jewish Bible) in a
challenge to convert his wife to Islam. Six months later,
after intense study, Walid realized that everything he had
been taught about Jews was a lie. Convinced he was on the
side of evil, he became an advocate for his former enemy.
Driven by a deep passion to heal his own soul, and to bring
the truth about the Jews and Israel to the world, Walid
shed his former life and his work as a software engineer
and set out to tirelessly bring the cause of Israel to tens
of thousands of people throughout the world: churches and
synagogues, civic groups, government leaders and media.
Walid has written several online books including "Dear
Muslim, Let Me Tell You Why I Believed" and "Israel, And
The World's Mock Trialâ€ť, where he exposes anti-Semitism and
the hatred of Jews in both the Islamic Christian and
Walid is an American citizen and lives in the USA with his
wife and children, under this assumed name.
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Books:Why I left Jihad, December 2005