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Colin Kaepernick: I'm Not Muslim, Rumors Fueled By Islamophobia

American Football player Colin Kaepernick denies rumors of his conversion to Islam, says rumors are due to Islamophobia

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Colin Kaepernick, Mike Morbeck/CCBY

Football star Colin Kaepernick has been the talk of the media as of late after his refusal to stand during the American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, before the start of his football games. 

A part of the reasoning behind Colin's refusal to stand is due to America's current racial tensions and violence from police officers towards African-Americans.

Since Colin's refusal to participate in the patriotic ceremony of standing during the singing of the national anthem he has been put under the spotlight by media outlets as well as fans.

Most recently, there has been rumors circulating about Colin Kaepernick converting to Islam, after a photoshopped picture of Colin wearing a black shirt which featured an ISIS logo began circulating the internet.

Colin Kaepernick has made a public statement regarding his rumored conversion and blamed the fueling of the rumors is due to Americas growing Islamophobia, he told USA Today, "I have great respect for the religion, I know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people. But I think that comes along of people’s fear of protest, as well as Islamophobia in this country. People are terrified of them to the point where (Donald) Trump wants to ban all Muslims from coming here, which is ridiculous."

The rumors are being further fueled due to Colin's Girlfriend, Nessa Diab being a follower of Islam.