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Jackie Chan Didn't Convert to Islam

Omar Fares Omar Fares
1st June 2020
Jackie Chan Didn't Convert to Islam
Khairy Jamaluddin posted a picture of Jackie Chan that was misinterpreted (Getty Images)

The Claim

The famous actor Jackie Chan converted to Islam.

Emerging story

Some images of Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong martial artist and actor, who has been in a cycle of appearing and disappearing since 2015, announce his conversion to Islam. Some claim he converted to Islam in Indonesia and some say in Malaysia.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar’s investigation found that the claim turned out to be misleading. It began in 2015 when the former Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin posted a picture of Jackie Chan with the Dato Medal. The medal was delivered by the King of Malaysia to support important and influential public figures, whether Malaysian or foreign. Chan received the medal for his great popularity in Malaysia, according to The Straits Times newspaper.

Jackie Chan was photographed during the event, including a photo with Islamic preacher Kazem Elias. This suggests it contributed to the misinformation of the claim.

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