A leading journalist has announced on Twitter that he is becoming a Christian.
Sohrab Ahmari, editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, announced on Twitter that he is converting to Catholicism.
A tweet referring to the death of Fr Jacques Hamel, murdered by two Islamlists in his church near Rouen, read:
He subsequently deleted this and pinned to the top of his profile:
To new followers: I deleted my tweet professing my conversion, to avoid drawing Internet-crazies' attention to my church. Otherwise, Welcome— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) July 27, 2016
According to ChurchPop, Ahmari was born in Iran and moved to the US when he was 13. He studied law in Boston and began working as a journalist after the 2009 election in Iran and the subsequent protests.