British American influencer Andrew Tate says he has converted to Islam
Andrew Tate, a British-American kickboxer and highly contentious influencer who was earlier this year barred from all social media sites for making misogynistic remarks, has now embraced Islam. The former kickboxer, who was born in Chicago and raised in Luton, once called Islam “the last true religion in the world,” and he has since confirmed that he is a Muslim after a video of him praying in a mosque went viral.
Tate, a self-described “success coach,” announced the news on Gettr, one of his last remaining social media platforms. This is the reason I’m a Muslim. Anyone who considers themselves a Christian and is aware of the real struggle against evil must convert.
Be patient, for Allah’s promise is TRUTH (Quran 30:60),” he wrote in his note. He can be seen in the viral video praying in a mosque alongside MMA fighter and Hollywood actor Tam Khan. Khan captioned the video on his social media sites, “Praise be to God, to receive widespread interaction and the admiration of thousands of followers.” He went on to elaborate on Tate’s conversion and offered his support in a lengthy remark. Brother Andrew has a strong commitment to Islam and is very sincere.
Let me make a few things clear. I recorded us praying, why? Because posting positive things is helpful,” Tate said, mentioning that this was his first time praying. “Andrew could have declined, knowing that this could worsen his already contentious online reputation, but he took the initiative himself. It was a special trip to the mosque, by God.
He wanted it more than I did. He reminded me to go today after we planned it days ago,” Khan said.
We went to the mosque on Saturday night to pray, and I spoke at length about the Qur’an, hadiths, and the deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, as well as misconceptions about Islam, among other topics. This was his first time in the mosque, and what a way to start his journey.
He emphasised how what they did was a means of inspiring young children to not feel ashamed of practising their religion and praying. We decided against airing it on a podcast or anywhere else because of the claims that it was done so to gain favour or a phoney following. While nobody is perfect, Khan said, “Thank God he has a good heart and pure intentions.
Khan concluded by urging his followers to let Tate announce the news in the manner he sees fit. He noted that altering one’s lifestyle takes time, but that it is necessary because tomorrow is never guaranteed, as he put it.