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The fake story behind Rowan Atkinson conversion to Islam

The fake story behind Rowan Atkinson conversion to Islam
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We are bringing you information about the prank that was made by the Israellycool website about Rowan Atkinson`s conversion to Islam. This is what they have to say about that: 

Atkinson’s agent denying he converted to Islam.

“My Batsh*t Crazy Claim Of The Day: Rowan Atkinson Converted To Islam” post has quickly become perhaps the most “popular” Israellycool post ever. Traffic has gone through the roof. Tens of Muslims have ‘liked’ our Facebook page. And despite the title and content of the post – in which I clearly point out why the claim is ridiculous – thousands of Muslims around the world have shared, retweeted and linked to the post, as evidence that Rowan Atkinson has converted to Islam! (here is one example)

I guess they will believe what they want to believe.

Meanwhile, no word from Atkinson himself because – as I have made clear – the claim is almost certainly false.

The question is, why did the anti-Israel site start the rumor?

I think I missed this due to the poor auto-translation, but this next video seems to make it clearer: there seems to have be a photo of Atkinson holding his finger up, which is apparently something called the shahada finger. It just looks to me like Atkinson telling someone off, or any number of other things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=we_mVSwaAJg

So Muslim readers, feel free to believe what you want and even spread our blog post to all and sundry. But know we do not believe for a second Rowan Atkinson has converted to Islam.

Having said that, I am glad you have all come to Israellycool. Please feel welcome to have a look around, and engage in some dialogue. Perhaps we can bring some world peace, together!

Kirin says:

Why Rowan Atkinson? Out of all people…sometimes I just do not get get it.

I personally do not hate Jews, their are ultra orthodox jews that are good to the palestinians but its the fanatical zionist of europe who are ethnically cleansing Gaza. Its made worse by the fact that these very same people had the Holocaust and experienced Germans killing Jews as they felt they were superior. Now Isreali jews feel they are superior as the ‘chosen ones’ and kill Gazans and Palestinians off like rats.

If Jews are the ‘Chosen ones’, why would God Jews choose them? Why would God choose to exclude 6 billions others? Specially as we do not choose our race. If its due to Monothesim, Islam is more monotheistic. Current Jews in Isreal drink alcohol, naked on beaches, club etc, when I look at them, I just see them similar to when Moses returned from the mountain with his Commandments from Yahweh. All the hebrews had turned away from their religion except for a few. So Yahweh punished them. I have a feeling Yahweh will do it again, they are heedless.

Also Jews are capable of sinning and being punished. For example when Joseph (peace be upon him) brothers throw him in the well. It was psychopathic act. Yahweh found away of helping Joseph. He had forgiven them according to the Bible (which I doubt because the bible is inherently flawed as their are 72 versions of it). The point is Jews are capable of doing wrong like what they are doing the Palestinian. Arabs generally have not persecuted tge Jews unlike the Europeans, yet Jews take their anger out on Arabs. How ridiculus is that?

Please do not give the lame excuse that its because of the rockets, as the rocket has not killed any jew, yet you guys kill hundreds of people. You guys are not the chosen ones, you are not humble enough. You force prophecies to happen, you guys had to wait for a Messiah before creating Isreal, but guys went ahead anyway. Do you not trust that Yahweh would send you a messiah and create Isreal? You guys were impatient. I believe that means you did not trust god and had weak faith. peace

younaskhokhar says:

it is fact that islam is areligion of peace.thousands of peoples becoming muslims and very rare example that a muslim converted to other relijion.so it is advice to all peoples to study basic book of islam (quran)and sayings of prophet Muhammad and then decide or make opinion about muslims.current media is totally in control of anti islamic lobby.so dont go with media propaganda.try to get facts.I dont know Mr been become muslim or not but i am sure he must think about it even the news is fake or not.

David{who turned into Islam century ago] says:

I am saying this to Non Muslims . Hey mad guys you don’t have brains . Rowan Atkinson will never turn into Islam he Mr.Bean is mad and his stupid name . So my Islam brothers and sisters don’t believe such fake things . I think you will believe me . Salam

me says:

Hey Muslims why are you all arguing ? It’s good for beany if he turned into a Muslim but if he has not then who cares? Do not kill your peace of mind for any Jewish crap ! They don’t have anything else to do but blame Muslims !! They will burn in their own fire for doing bad with innocent Muslims

ammad says:

dear ladies and gentelmens i,m a muslim but i just want to know why are we making diffrence among us just have patience and e humble for one another what atinkson do its his personal opinion we should not comment on each other just get toghether god bless alll of uss

chenkov says:

its atkinson’s personal matter. why should we bother ourselves. i haven’t seen a single line in any religious book that asks people to cause harm to others. good and evil is inside you, don’t blame religions. everybody stay calm, its not a matter of international importance their are other serious problems, we need to solve. THINK!!! :)

chenkov says:

its atkinson’s personal matter. y should v all bother ourselves! no religion teaches hatred. i haven’t ever seen a single sentence n any religious book asking ppl to kill each other, b violent or cause any other harm.

THE YOUSEFATOR says:

Guys just peace out.

Have no hate.

Clear your emotions

May the light side be with you all

Quinn Amina says:

Yes, please read Qur’an’s translation. May Allah give hidayah for all of you. Aameen.

And perhaps in shaa Allah you can find answer in http://www.yufid.com it’s a kind of search engine of islam matters.

Some Muslim says:

I’m a Muslim myself, and to be honest with you guys, I don’t even care if Rowan became a Muslim or not. If he did Allah bless him, if he didn’t, well, may God forgive him. What I do care about though is why nobody but Christians hate Islam. Those hypocrites that say Islam is a religion of hate, violence and all that. They say the Qur’an is filled with garbage and hatefulness. Read the book in translation beginning to end. You can obviously say that no human could write this book, and that only God could. Read the bible from beginning to end and you can probably say part of it is written by man, so why believe it? Anyone could make up the religion (no offense) and write what they want in it. And Christians, when you say Islam is a ‘hateful’ and ‘violent’ religion look at your own religion then talk. All we want is peace, and you can’t give just that? What countries do we bomb daily? When do we curse other religions? All we do which involves you in it, is that we pray for you, for everyone and everything in this world, and hope you have a good life in this world and the next. More people convert to Islam then any other religion. Read the Quran translation.

Maya Hussain says:

Lets get something straight here…muslims around the world are not running from their countries but the terror that has emerged in their countries by the Americans n British…first of all the holy Qur’an does not teach hatred n killing…pls read the Qur’an again…ppl have got the wrong end of the stick about muslims…it only takes one to make a whole community look bad…but if I go back about other religions this will go on forever…if Islam was that bad ppl would not b converting into such religion…and as it stands ppl should look at their own religion and see what’s happening and then talk…but I’m not going to waste my time on extremists like you.

Axad says:

It was a news which at least made me see updated pics of Rowan Atkinson, If muslims fell for it, then no need to blame them since after all they follow a religion of peace and truth, so that being said they do expect others to be truthful too, unlike people or the sect of people who started this prank :)
Psychologically analyzing this prank, well, “A Businessman tries to find and spread business jokes, a warrior spreads, “warrior jokes” and ah, well, “Clown find funny characters and genre to spread their class of clown jokes”? . Have a nice day. :)

Albanian says:

Salam

I am Muslim and Albanian and islam is for me the best religion it teaches me not to stole to hurt anyone … So to be a good person and that s why i love Islam. I love America because they helped us ( Albanian). Even if I don’t like Russians and Israelis I tolerate them. So everybody tolerate each other.
This message is addressed as well
to Muslim as to non muslim

A Muslim says:

The people who hate islam, obviously know nothing about it except what the media tells them.

Phylip Rees says:

Most muslims cannot understand the Quran as they do not speak Arabic, whereas many people who hate islam, hate it because they have studied it and found it to be an oppressive religion of hate.

Wajahat Ali says:

That’s because they’ve read it from a biased perspective. The same could be said about some of the things in the Bible. They are quite controversial. To truly understand the teachings of a religion, you need to set aside your bias and look at it from the mind of a true atheist. Its your choice of course. But it doesn’t make sense to read a religious text for the sole purpose of finding things to hate in it. And this is what is happening today. Everything you find oppressive and hateful may cease to be so if you read it in the proper context. Peace out.

Ahmad says:

Proud to be a MUSLIM (MashAllah) and my ISLAM welcomes every one in the heaven and the peace. . . ^_^
there are many celebrities who have converted in ISLAM so its not a big matter that “Rowan” is Muslim or not, if he has converted his religion then he is a Mindful man. We welcome and he take a good step for his Falah(well being) and benefaction for his life in hereafter anyway that day is not so far when ISLAM spread all over the world (InshAllah)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_converts_to_Islam
http://showbizpak.com/news/famous-people-who-converted-to-islam/

dude123 says:

muslim here
both religions taught peace, kindness etc
but the people sometimes dont do what they are told.
once we go back to how we should be, will we find peace
PS:please give the palestinians their homes back, they were there first.

muneeeraa says:

Everyone who made fun of this will see on judgement day and will regret not converting to Islam.

sam says:

No big deal….whos gona have the last laugh….??.
Allah swt is the best of Planners..all who have faith….take heed…and be patience..

Mohammed says:

Muslims r total retards full of double standards

GO ISLAM says:

i dont think u have the right to say that….
plus Muslims r true we have proof that every thing in the Quran is true ( Our prophets stuff, his house, and his grave…)

Lizza says:

It’s wouldn’t even be a great honour to Islam that he converted to it.(if he did) Stop making him a big deal.. -.-

Nour muhammed says:

when he meet God he would wish that he became muslim :)

Muhammad Rafay Dar says:

Well the thing is that no one should be allowed to make fun of any religion. And yes, israel has crossed the limits of torture can be inflicted upon Palestinians.
Let’s do to israel for one day what they have been doing to Palestinians for all these years and then ask them how thy feel …..

dave riley says:

Israel is doing to the palestinians what the nazi’s did to the jews. I hate israels arrogant attitude. Their rime will come.

danyal khan UsafXai says:

you Israel !! The thing is that we Muslim will welcome any one that comes toward islam

azhar says:

why people spread these type of rumors. this only brings bad name for islam

Person says:

lool i’m muslim but this is just ridiculous. ii can’t believe the amount of people that fell for that

abdurraheem ahmed says:

What if it was set up and he has really converted to islam?
What if they areee lying?
If they are then they trolled us
also if they did then they are lying and hey should know it won’t make their lord happy.

girlswhowasbornbyhermother says:

I like how you write this article :) Lets bring peace together . Maybe we do have different religions but our religion always thought us about being kind to others :)

Taleb says:

This is the best comment I have read so far. Totally agree with you

AJ K says:

You have no proof of any of the dumb irrelevant shit that you are saying stop being a dumbass and stfu, what an uneducated

Ghada says:

just because you’re afraid of islam doesn’t mean that you have the right to say that muslims are ridiculus.
and you may not see it but islam has start to spread all over the world and your bullshit won’t change anything :)

seapearl says:

The ‘ridiculous’ refers to he claim, not islam. Why are you moslems so defensive? Nobody is scared of islam. All religions teach good things and be kind to others I believe, so I think you should reflect that. If you say that islam has spread over the world then it should bring peace, not hatred as you indicate in your writing.

Sonum Tmob says:

Very well said! :)

and that’s coming from a Muslim

bkn says:

We are defensive probably because of the fact that YOU non Muslims tend to blame the Muslims for every little thing going on this world!
No one sees when the innocent Muslims get killed …in Palestine, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan etc…
Funny how you don’t see the real terrorists.

Amr says:

fear and personal feelings aside, a good knowledge of Islam is enough to know how ridiculous it is. Muslims themselves are immigrating allover the globe to escape their Islamic countries, not really a good argument for Islam.

trueMuslim says:

oh really? i think not. they recruit Muslims because they are hard working and intelligent. dont u see (or u hav no eyes) on wt basis america is killing innocent children,women and aged people by drones in Muslim countries?? is it not a terrorism (or u hav no mind to think)? let ur children or family be killed by drone then see…

rocco says:

When you European colonists leave the Palestinian lands we can have indeed a dialogue and bring peace to the world. Salaam

Jiří Čížek says:

What “european colonists” are there in Palestina? Go and read your Quran – there is no peace, there are hate, violence, vengeance and killing only.

Ahmad says:

my dear son #Jiří Čížek you and you small mind are so damn shit, it’s your wrong perception you should Just go to here and read your silly lesson more up :p

Phil says:

the muslims make it up as they go along, and the tragedy is that they come to believe their own lies.

David [I'm a convert to Islam from York] says:

Yo,Phil. Do me wee fav my man. Read the Qur’aan once. You’ll find an English copy of it. Just once. Maybe not now,but hey,some time soon.
Mahalo

OMG says:

that means they have just been ‘trolled’ at