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August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong never converted to Islam!

August 25, 2012

August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong, 82, the first man to ever step on the moon, died today. While many Arabic websites and media outlets covered his long and fruitful life, some still circulated the long-living rumor: Armstrong converted to Islam after hearing the Moslem call for prayer (Azan) on the moon. The rumor lived for years and was even employed in convincing Westerners to convert; a young Moslem student approached Professor Armstrong at Purdue University and asked him about the conversion story. The renowned astronaut denied. "I told him that the story was false. But obviously he did not believe it. Someone had told him that I would be lying". There a was a funny side to the story: Armstrong moved to Lebanon following his conversion.
The American Astronaut had in fact spent many years in a farm in Lebanon, Ohio (not the Middle East). He died a Christian.


I don't understand these rumors. He could've easily, publicly announce his true faith and denied such rumors, why didn't he?

Wikipedia says he's a deist.

He has denied publicly in Malaysia in 2005.

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