Sunita Williams is an astronaut working in NASA and she is the second woman of Indian origin after the late Kalpana Chawla to go into space after being selected by NASA.

A video is making rounds on internet in which it is claimed that Sunita Williams has converted to Islam.

Video can be seen here


The video, which has been shared more than 5k times on a Facebook page, captioned in Bengali which read that :

মহা আকাশ থেকে ফিরেই কেন' সুনিতা উইলিয়াম ইসলাম ধর্ম গ্রহণ করেছিলেন-
Translation: Why Williams embraced Islam after she saw Mecca and Medina from space.?

In the video, visuals of Sunita Williams and mecca-medina can be seen and a voice over in Bangla can be heard .
The voice over in Bangla is translated with the help of a person knowing Bangla.

There is a caption written with the video stated "Why Sunita Williams adopted Islam after returning from space?"

It can be heard in voice over that "after viewing two stars shining while she was in space and finding those two stars as mecca-median after viewing it with the help of Binoculars. It is claimed that after arriving from space Sunita Williams gave an interview in Hotel Hill Town where she declared to press conference that she embraced Islam".

Fact Check:

Sunita Williams did not accepted Islam as per the claim .

In fact, after returning from Space she mentioned about Bhagwad Gita and Ganesha that she took these two with her there. Allah was not mention anywhere or anything related to Islam was mentioned.

You can watch her full Interview with NDTV below where she clearly mentions about Bhagwat Gita and Upanishads @1:15.

In an interview given to the cntraveller Magazine, when being asked about embracing Islam her answer was so clear :

"I don’t know where that started. It’s not like I mind and I don’t have favoritism for any religion. But my dad is Hindu and I grew up trying to understand, what Krishna, Ram and Sita means? My mother is Christian, so then, what does Jesus mean? "

This clearly states that Sunita Williams did not embraced Islam.

The video claiming Sunita Williams of accepting Islam is fake.