South African professional cricket player Wayne (conversion name Whallid) Parnell isn’t exactly the kind of person I normally feature on here – for one, his hair isn’t gray and/or falling out, for two, he’s a public figure who isn’t involved in politics or clergy. Why is he on here then? He’s a prime example of Islamic hypocrisy.
Parnell converted to Islam in 2011, likely as a stunt for publicity. Ever since, he has drawn a massive Muslim following simply because he converted to Islam, akin to how celebrities who come out as LGBT automatically garner a gay following. After his conversion, he has refused to wear jerseys with logos of alcohol brands on them because substance abuse is against his religion. What his Muslim following would be shocked to find out, however, is that Parnell is a lying hypocrite.
Now playing for a cricket team in India, Parnell decided he wanted to have a little more fun than his religion allowed him to. At a party, he and numerous others used cocaine, MDMA, and cannabis. When the party was raided by police, he was apprehended. He denies any wrongdoing, though he tested positive for the presence of drugs in his system. Parnell also kissed a dog, which none of his Muslim following would be pleased to see – dogs are considered “ritually unclean” in Islam, like pigs. Sorry, Wayne, or Whallid, or Wall-E, or whatever it is you want to be called. The cover has been blown on your little publicity stunt.