"This is why I'm Muslim" - Controversial influencer Andrew Tate announces his conversion to Islam

Andrew Tate confirmed today that he identifies as a Muslim (Image via Instagram)
Andrew Tate confirmed today that he identifies as a Muslim (Image via Instagram)

Former kickboxer and highly controversial influencer Andrew Tate has announced his conversion to Islam. The de-platformed influencer previously described Islam as the last true religion in the world and has now confirmed that he is Muslim himself.

Tate, a self-described "success coach" who is also well known for his radical beliefs on gender relations, encouraged Christians who "believe in good" to convert to Islam as well. He preached:

"This is why I'm Muslim. Any Christian who believes in good and understands the true battle against evil must convert."

Andrew Tate announces his conversion to Islam

Despite being de-platformed, Tate's views can still be found making rounds across social media. Recently, Andrew even managed to land a TV interview with English journalist Piers Morgan, who has been willing to give him and other provocateurs a platform in the past.

Recently, Tate was reportedly spotted in Dubai with former MMA fighter Tam Khan. In a video that made its way onto social media, Khan seemed to be teaching Tate about Salah, or Prayer, considered to be one of the five core pillars of Islam.

Today, Andrew Tate made a statement on one of his few remaining social media accounts, and confirmed that he is now a Muslim while also encouraging other Christians who support his message to convert to Islam as well.

He previously stated in an appearance on the Full Send Podcast that he believes Islam to be the last true religion. He claimed that it's the only faith where its core tenets are still respected by followers. Tate opined:

"I think it's the last religion... It's the last one, because no other religion has boundaries which they enforce. If you will tolerate everything, then you stand for nothing...99% of Christians are ignoring every single rule in the Bible, every single day. They'll try and say they interpret it differently... Only Muslims follow their book, so they're the last religion."

Although Andrew Tate has publicly shared his favorable views of Islam in the past, as well as his distaste for modern Christianity, this is believed to be the first time that he's openly made a claim about himself to be Muslim.

Andrew Tate's prominence

Most of the world has heard of Tate and his beliefs by now, as he surpassed former U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian combined in terms of Google searches in July.

The infamous influencer's message was spread in clips posted on social media sites like Instagram and TikTok, eventually finding himself in a livestream debate with popular Twitch streamers Adin Ross, Trainwreck, and xQc. When the lattermost challenged his polarizing beliefs, Tate angrily left the Discord call. The stream went viral, propelling the former kickboxer to the forefront of the public consciousness.

As public outrage surrounding Andrew Tate and his controversial messages grew, many large social media companies banned him from their platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.