Popular German travel vlogger and content creator Christian Betzmann shocked his fans on social media when he announced that he has embraced Islam after spending a year in Pakistan.
Taking to Instagram, Betzmann posted a photo of himself holding a certificate from the Islamic School of Miami accompanied by a caption saying that he “accepted Islam.”
“I started this channel last December and spend almost 1 year in Pakistan. During this time I met so many incredible people and learned a lot about the religion and the lifestyle. Growing up in Europe, the word Islam was always connected with negativity, war, terrorism,” Betzmann’s Instagram post read.
The vlogger went on to say that his best childhood friends are Muslim, calling Islam “the religion of peace.”
“My best childhood friends were Muslims and deep inside we are all human beings in the same simulation we call life. Islam is the religion of peace and I felt a deeper connection and something I want to experience and explore deeper for myself.”
Betzmann has close to 250,000 followers on his Instagram account, and more than 450,000 on YouTube.