Video: Watch the Moment an American Converts to Islam in Saudi Airport


JAFFA, Israel – Saudi news websites on Saturday highlighted a video of an American employee at Jeddah’s international airport converting to Islam.

In the video, also posted to YouTube, a group of Saudis surround the American employee, whose name was not published. The Saudis exclaim the “Shahadatain,” an Islamic pillar of faith, meaning, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is the prophet of Allah.”

After the American employee himself declares the “Shahadatain,” his Saudi colleagues shout, “Allahu Akbar,” meaning Allah is great, and they are seen hugging and kissing the unnamed American over his conversion to Islam. It was not immediately clear when the video was taken.

Tourki Alzib, the public relations director for the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, told the Saudi news website Al Twasul on Saturday that the American employee was working in the airport’s emergency services department.