Exclusive: Zacharia Anani Quits the Walid Shoebat Foundation
This morning, we received a comment from Zacharia Anani stating that he was no longer one of the “Three Ex-Terrorists” and that he would NOT be attending the upcoming scheduled Walid Shoebat Foundation (WSF) event in Florida on Monday, the 25th of February.
After verifying his story with a phone call to Keith Davies (the Director of the WSF), I contacted Mr. Anani on the telephone and had a pleasant conversation with him. During the course of which, I inquired as to why he was leaving the Three Ex-Terrorists. Here is my summation of his reply in the order of importance it had on his decision to quit:
First, and of the utmost importance in his decision, he is a Spiritually charged Christian and felt the WSF was not addressing his spiritual needs and goals. Instead, the WSF (from Mr. Anani’s viewpoint) was centering more on materialistic achievements.
Secondly, he has a point of contention concerning the use of the word Terrorist to describe himself. He views himself more as a soldier; in his day, a suicide bomber more accurately described what one became when fighting an enemy on the battlefield and all hope was lost, so one would be forced to kill as many enemy combatants as possible in a suicide mission. He never believed in the killing of innocent men, women, and children. So, the term Terrorist does not accurately describe his self-perception.
Finally, he mentioned that there were some financial reasons, but stresses this was the least important reason of all.
So, there you have it. Zacharia Anani has decided to quit touring as a speaker with the Walid Shoebat Foundation. I enjoyed our conversation over the phone and firmly believe that God has commissioned him to do great works in the future.Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized