British-American kickboxer and highly controversial influencer Andrew Tate, who was banned from all social media platforms earlier this year for his misogynist remarks, has now converted to Islam.
Born in Chicago and grew up in Luton, the former kickboxer previously described Islam as ‘the last true religion in the world’ and he has now confirmed that he is Muslim himself after a video of him praying in a mosque went viral.
Tate, a self-proclaimed ‘success coach’, made the announcement on one of his remaining social media accounts called Gettr. “This is why I’m Muslim. Any Christian who believes in good and understands the true battle against evil must convert. So be patient, indeed the promise of Allah is TRUTH Quran 30:60,” read his note.
The viral video sees him praying in a mosque with the Hollywood actor and MMA fighter Tam Khan. “Praise be to God, to receive wide interaction and the admiration of thousands of followers,” Khan captioned the video on his social media sites.
In a lengthy comment, he further explained the reasons for Tate’s conversion and vouched for him. “Brother Andrew is very sincere and his heart is with Islam. Let me clarify a few things. Why did I record us pray? Because it helps to post positivity,” stressing that it is the first time that Tate has prayed.
“Andrew could have said no, he knows this could hurt his already controversial situation on social media, but he did it himself. By God, it was a special visit to the mosque. Only he and I wanted it. We planned it days ago, but today he reminded me to go,” Khan said.
“I am glad that we did this so that people could see the real side of him, and this was his first time in the mosque, and what a way to start his journey, as we went on Saturday night to the mosque to pray, and I spoke at length about the Qur’an, hadiths and the actions of the Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and misconceptions about Islam, and so on.”
He pointed out that what they did was a way to motivate young children not to feel ashamed of being religious and praying. “We agreed that it shouldn’t be shown on a podcast or anything else, because people would claim it was for influence or a fake following. No one is perfect, but thank God he has a good heart and pure intentions,” Khan said
Concluding, Khan called on his followers to allow Tate to announce the news the way he wants, pointing out that changing the lifestyle is not a quick thing, but accepting the truth and believing that it is necessary, because tomorrow is never guaranteed, as he described it.