Amsterdam’s Blue Mosque released photos of someone they claimed to be an 87-year-old Holocaust victim converting to Islam on May 4, the Dutch Memorial Day for WWII victims.
“Mr. Sal van Coeverden, 87 years old, born from a Jewish noble family, has pronounced his Shahada (conversion) today,” the mosque proclaimed.
A Muslim girl said that her brother who was a caretaker of the wheelchair-bound elderly man converted him to Islam. This led to suspicions that the old man was possibly exploited and perhaps even senile.
Newsmen looking into the case failed to locate any such person, however, and the mosque refused to divulge further details.