British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes Hajj pilgrimage after converting to Islam

Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia has been inundated with congratulations from across the Islamic world after it emerged that he converted to Islam and carried out the first Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca ever performed by a senior UK diplomat.

The conversion of Simon Collis, the UK envoy to Riyadh, became public after pictures posted on Twitter showed him and his wife Huda wearing the traditional white garments of Muslim pilgrims in front of the British consulate in Mecca.

The 60-year-old diplomat, who speaks fluent Arabic, confirmed the news in response to messages on Twitter.

  • Alain

    Talk about “going native”, it is time to release him from all ties to Great Britain and let the Saudis hire him since he is more their diplomat than one of the U.K.

    • I agree, no way should he ever be trusted.

    • Clausewitz

      This Peckerhead needs to be forced to resign. He’s gone over to the enemy and the next stop is him becoming a full blown traitor.

  • African

    He is a fool!

  • Dana Garcia

    He should stay in Saudi. Clearly he is no longer British.

  • Clink9

    Pig ..

  • Martin B


  • tom_billesley

    Disingenuous media hacks. You can’t have a Syrian muslim wife and live in Saudi Arabia if you’re not a muslim yourself.

  • tom_billesley

    Add his name to the list of illustrious converts such as
    “Doctor Death”, the Butcher of Mauthausen, Aribert Heim

  • Hard Little Machine

    Can you imagine the screams if the UK ambassador Israel became a Jew? He would be recalled, fired, arrested and tossed in a black hole in the ground.

  • cestusdei

    Living in Saudi Arabia, a dysfunctional society if there ever was one, and he converts? How much did they give him? If the Saudi ambassador to the UK converted to Christianity he would be recalled and then executed for apostasy. Doesn’t that tell us something?

  • ontario john

    Someone should check his bank account and see how much Saudi money flowed into it.

  • JaedoDrax

    Why is he wearing a bathrobe? also, why does the British government have a consulate in Mecca? is it only staffed by muslims?

    • Exile1981

      i would assume so since it’s illegal and punishable by death for non muslims to enter mecca.