Li Yang and Kim Lee in happier times.
Li Yang, the celebrity English teacher who is now better known around China as a shameless wife-beater, announced his decision to convert to Islam past midnight on November 6, which happens to be Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
In a tweet on Sina Weibo, Li said,
I have decided to learn and to believe in Islam because of a verse in the Quran which says the ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs. Let us all understand the true Islam! I am ashamed of my previous misconceptions on Islam! There is no God but Allah.
As a person of faith, I am very happy that you have found religion, even if it is a different faith than my own. The five daily prayer times of Islam will surely lead you to a more peaceful and content life. I hope you will find an excellent Imam to guide your your conversion
Other angry tweets from Kim today:
2 WEEKS. You have not accepted divorce papers. Religion does not excuse crime and you committed a CRIME. A crime for which you were not punished. Here is a reminder. I was doing this: [inserts picture of x-ray taken at a Beijing hospital]
I am done waiting for you to face your responsibilities as you continue promoting yourself! I didn’t post all the photos, but you seem to have forgotten how unacceptable your actions were. Only your hands are stronger than mine Li Yang. My character is kindhearted but not weak!
You brag on TV that you flew back to Beijing from Guangzhou to beat me when I was seven months pregnant, face no consequence. You don’t answer the police phone calls for 11 days when you beat me this time, now you don’t answer the judge? Does fame give you this right?
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