American activist Shaun King converts to Islam

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American activist Shaun King and his wife announced their conversion to Islam on Monday, with the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the Arab and Islamic worlds.

King and his wife appeared in a video clip he posted on Facebook reciting the Shahada taught to them by a Muslim imam, and he attached this to a post in which he talked about his conversion to Islam on Sunday evening, coinciding with the beginning of the month of fasting.

King said in his post: “My wife and I just returned home after the evening prayer at our mosque in the Dallas area, Texas, where we said the Shahada and converted to Islam to begin the month of Ramadan. It was a beautiful, powerful, and meaningful day for us that we will never forget.”

He added: “I will pray for you and ask you to continue to pray for us. We will begin fasting this morning with more than a billion Muslims around the world,” referring to the start of fasting on the first day of Ramadan.

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Regarding what is happening in the Gaza Strip, King said: “My heart goes out to my dear friends in Gaza, and I am proud that we were able to provide meals tonight to thousands of families from northern to southern Gaza, and we will do so every day of the month of Ramadan.”

Shaun King is an American writer and activist and one of the prominent voices supporting the Palestinian cause on social media platforms.

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza on October 7, King has devoted his publications to sharing the atrocities committed by Israeli forces against the Palestinians in Gaza, and demanding an end to the war of extermination and the liberation of the Palestinian territories from occupation.

King announced late last December that the American “Meta” group had disabled his Instagram account because of his posts in support of the Palestinians.

Since October 7, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving tens of thousands of civilian victims, most of them children and women, in addition to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, massive destruction of infrastructure, and a famine that has begun to afflict a number of areas, which led to Tel Aviv appearing before the International Court of Justice on charges of “genocide.” Collective.”