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No, a Top ISIS Leader Has Not Converted to Christianity.

No, a Top ISIS Leader Has Not Converted to Christianity.

A story reported on a number of Christian and conservative news outlets this week tells the story of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s brother, Mohammed Bakr al-Baghdadi, who allegedly “repented” and “converted to Christianity” earlier this week. It was first reported in the World News Daily Report and has since gone viral, with money quotes from the ISIS leader like, “[al-Baghdadi] is no more my brother then the miscreant American pigs we slay everyday.”

Sadly, the story is a complete hoax. The World News Daily Report is yet another of the terrible, miserable faux-news sites poisoning the Internet which claim to be “satire” and yet serve mostly to troll those who don’t check their sources. The ruse isn’t even a particularly good one since, as Antiviral reports, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi isn’t even the ISIS leader’s real name, and the photos in the story are ripped from an old video of 9/11 hijackers. In any case, it’s a pretty mean-spirited, inept, silly prank. If you see it floating around out there, shut it down …

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