London: Inspired by Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah, a former Islamophobe named Ben Bird announced reversion to Islam. Ben is a UK national.\n\n\n\nAccording to The Guardian, attributing the change in him to Salah, Ben wished to meet and thank the footballer for \u201cguiding him towards the right path.\u201d\n\n\n\nBecause of his misleading ideas about Islamic culture, Bird used to be a Muslim-hating extremist. Salah\u2019s \u201cinspirational behaviour removed his misconceptions about Islam.\u201d\n\n\n\nBird told that the first time he met a Muslim during college, he had thought Muslims were evil people with weapons to kill others. However, later he found them to be among \u201cthe most genuine people he has met.\u201d\n\n\n\nBird was very much impressed by the way Mohamed Salah lives his life and talks to people. The incident which touched him the most was when Mohammed Salah featured in a picture with a fanboy with a broken nose.\n\n\n\nBird decided to do his research in college about his role model, Salah. During his research he came to know that Salah donated US$3 million towards the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help restore its facilities after a terrorist attack took place near the building on Sunday midnight, August. He also donated 5 pound sterling million to the Tahya Masr Fund in January 2017. Whenever Salah scores any goal, he offers \u2018sajda (prostration)\u2019 thanking God, which influenced Bird tremendously.