Controversial British-American influencer Andrew Tate has said that he has converted to Islam, causing many to raise eyebrows at the former kickboxer who is known for his extremely misogynistic, sexist and hateful remarks.
Tate, who has been banned from almost all social media platforms for his misogynistic views, made the announcement on the last remaining platform he is present on, called Gettr. In a post, he confirmed that he had converted to Islam, saying “This is why I’m Muslim.”
Andrew Tate has now confirmed himself that he is now a Muslim pic.twitter.com/7FjRT2oOzp
— Waasim (@waasim_) October 24, 2022
A day earlier, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Tam Khan had shared a video of him and Tate praying in what seemed to be a mosque, along with the caption ‘Alhamdullilah’.
— Tam Khan (@Tam_Khan) October 22, 2022
People commented on the post, with reactions ranging from shock and surprise, to congratulatory, as they wished Tate the best and prayed for his prior sins to be forgiven.
Tate rose to fame when he began posting ‘self-help’ content on TikTok, and posed himself as a ‘success coach’, who would help people ‘make quick money, pull girls and escape the matrix’. He quickly caught people’s attention due to his extremely misogynistic views, such as believing that women belong in the home and are men’s property.
Many of his videos involve him talking about attacking women, throwing their things out and restricting when they can go out, if at all.
Due to this many people expressed skepticism under the video posted by Khan, and questioned if this was just another stunt by a misogynistic man known for clickbait-y controversial titles.
This led to Tam Khan posting a long thread on Twitter urging Muslims to not be so harsh on Andrew, and saying that everyone makes mistakes and only Allah can judge a person. “I personally know Andrew & mashallah his love for Islam is genunine & it’s real. No PR stunts,” he wrote.
ONLY Allah can judge. The brother doesn’t need to explain to anyone except the creator. We even discussed how ‘heaven lies under a mothers feet’. He isn’t a scholar or dawah guy. So enough of the criticism. We all promote our beautiful religion of Islam but now many are
— Tam Khan (@Tam_Khan) October 24, 2022
An extremely biased article, slandering Andrew tate for being misogynist. I bet the article was written by a feminist. I KNOW it was. Anyhow, women aren’t men’s property that’s just what women imply to get out of their homes. Men want to treat women nicely by giving them comfort of home and do the work for them which both of them are biologically designed to do but if women want to go out and do work then so be it. But women want to work to be rich and get into the parliaments and the governments but the men outside aren’t their fathers or brothers. If they want to work and be equal then do it on all forums, join labour as well. This article is a shame to journalism and a shame to Pakistan.