Wednesday, 2 October 2013

No, We do not believe Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean Converted to Islam

Israeli Website Claim: 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’ their  Facebook page.

And despite the title and content of the post – in which they 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) they guess their viewers of sites will believe what they want to believe.

Meanwhile, no word from Atkinson himself because – as they already made clear – the claim is almost certainly false. The question is, why did the anti-Israel site start the rumor?

They think they 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 them like Atkinson telling someone off, or any number of other things.