Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has found a new religion, reports say. The one-time African dictator, on trial at The Hague accused of crimes against humanity, has decided to convert to Judaism. According to one of his wives, after arriving in the Netherlands “he got to know that he really, really wanted to be a Jew.”


Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is on trial in The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity, has reportedly decided to convert to Judaism.

One of Taylor’s wives told BBC radio that the former warlord, the first African dictator to appear before the international tribunal, “has decided to become a Jew. And he wants to follow the true religion according to him. He wants to know deeply about God.”

According to Victoria Taylor, her husband discovered Judaism after the being put to trial over his alleged war crimes in Sierra Leone.

“When he got to The Hague, he got to know that he really, really wanted to be a Jew,” she told BBC. “And he wanted to convert to Judaism. And that’s what he has done? He wants to know deeply about God and all about creation, and he wants to serve God accordingly and immediately.”

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