ISIS Fighter Converts to Christianity After Allah Refuses Him 'Entrance to Gates of Heaven'

Rumor: An ISIS jihadist converted to Christianity after being left for dead and rescued by Christian missionaries.

Claim:   An ISIS jihadist converted to Christianity after being left for dead and rescued by Christian missionaries.


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Example:   [Collected via Facebook, March 2015]


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ISIS Fighter Converts to Christianity After Allah Refuses Him 'Entrance to Gates of Heaven'


 

Origins:   On 23 February 2015, World News Daily Report published an article positing that an ISIS jihadist converted to Christianity after being left for dead and rescued by Christian missionaries:



An ISIS jihadist has recently converted to Christianity after being left for dead near the Eastern border of Syria where he was finally rescued by Christian missionaries from the region, reports the Aleppo Herald this morning.

The man, that has miraculously survived multiple gun shot wounds after an altercation between ISIS and Syrian Army forces, was rescued by members of the Saint Dominican Catholic Presbytery of Ayyash hours after the conflict had erupted.

The members of the Christian organization wanted to give the man a proper Christian burial and carried him over 26 kilometers before the man miraculously came back to life as he was believed to have died from his wounds.


While many readers took the claim at face value and subsequently shared and republished it, the article was just a bit of fiction from World News Daily Report, whose disclaimer page states:



World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction.

World News Daily Report‘s prior fake news articles includes a widely shared story about an eyewitness account to Jesus’ miracles, another claiming loggers mistakenly cut down the world’s oldest tree, and a hoax involving a “prehistoric shark” purportedly discovered in Pakistan.

Last updated:   9 March 2015