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American Activist Shaun King and Wife Accept Islam

Washington: Shaun King, a famous American writer and activist, along with his wife publicly announced their conversion to Islam, marking the beginning of Ramadan with the declaration of faith (Shahadah).

The decision to embrace Islam was revealed during an Instagram Live session, where the couple recited the Shahadah, the Islamic declaration of faith, under the guidance of prominent US Muslim scholar, Omar Suleiman.

Shaun King, 44, attributed his conversion to the past six months of turmoil and suffering witnessed by Palestinians in Gaza, expressing deep empathy for the resilience and faith exhibited by the Palestinian people amidst ongoing devastation. During the announcement, he donned a Palestinian keffiyeh, symbolizing solidarity with the Palestinian cause and underscoring his commitment to justice.

Known for his vocal advocacy in social justice movements such as Black Lives Matter, Shaun King has been a vocal supporter of Palestine, openly condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza as genocide. His solidarity with the Palestinian plight has resonated globally, fostering a deeper connection with Islam and its principles of justice and compassion.

The journey of Shaun King, characterized by his lifelong activism against racism and hate crimes, has now led him to embrace Islam. Having endured multiple instances of racial discrimination and violence, King’s conversion reflects a quest for spiritual solace and a deeper commitment to social justice.

About Shaun King:

Shaun King is an American writer, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the Real Justice PAC, which advocates for criminal justice reform. He gained prominence for his activism on social media platforms, particularly in advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement and raising awareness about cases of police brutality and racial injustice. King has also written for various publications and is known for his outspoken commentary on issues related to race, police violence, and systemic inequality in the United States.

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