ISIS Fighter Converts to Christianity After Allah Rejected Him – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An ISIS jihadist briefly died and later converted to Christianity because Allah denied him entry into Heaven.
This hoax was cooked up by a fake news website.
The bogus claim that an ISIS jihadist converted to Christianity after a near-death experience started with the website World News Daily Report. The website reported that Christian missionaries found the body of the jihadist and believed he was dead until he miraculously came back to life:
“As the man came back to his senses, he reported to priest Hermann Groschlin of the visions he had whilst in the afterlife, an event that profoundly changed the 32-year old jihadist and eventually led to his conversion to Christianity days later.
‘He told me that he was always taught that to die as a martyr would open him the Gates of Jannah, or Gates of Heaven,’ recalled the priest. ‘Yet, as he had started to ascend towards the light of the Heavens, devilish entities, or Jinns he called them, appeared and led him to the fiery pits of Hell. There he had to relive all the pain he had inflicted upon others and every death he had caused throughout his entire life. He even had to relive the decapitations of his victims through their own eyes’, images the jihadist claims will haunt him for the rest of his life, admits the priest.”
Days after the man awoke, the report claims, he converted to Christianity and vowed to help other ISIS fighters convert, too.
The story was shared 60,000 times on social media, and hundreds of readers commented on the story. However, World News Daily Report is a satirical website, according to its disclaimer:
“WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people — are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle”