Theodore Shoebat is the son of Walid Shoebat, former PLO member and Muslim Brotherhood activist. At age 16, Ted released his first book, In Satan's Footsteps. He grew up in the US and attended public schools. Because of his conservative and religious upbringing, he often struggled with his teachers and fellow students. He personally witnessed Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the schools and his defense of Israel and the Jewish people made him a target of ridicule and mockery.