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Wow, check out this image. Didn't he convert to Islam at some stage?
Great image! Thanks for sharing. Clearly a very young Daniel, and similar in theme to those unlisted YouTube videos of Daniel at Q and A sessions with the late Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV. I don't know the full story about these videos. I'm reluctant to conclude that Tammet converted, because that might have some pretty heavy implications. I think he might have been no more than curious. He did have a keen interest in historical matters and questions and mysteries in his youth (described in his first book and verified by an old school friend), and Daniel had a school friend with I think an Islamic background. I think these two elements of his life at this age explain adequately why he met with this religious leader. Any more interesting images? I don't suppose there were any photos taken of the competitors of the WMC 1999 or 2000?
There's photos and a video of him actually converting as well buried somewhere in Youtube, probably on this channel. Qayoom has written that he converted on 10th June 1995 in Croydon. He has a box of around 300 items of correspondence from Tammet which was given to him when Tammet moved from the UK. I have been researching his early life for years and look forward to the updated edition of your book. Is it out yet?
I know that Qayoom wrote a lot in various places about Tammet quite a few years ago, and I know some of it is no longer available. There's a quite recent version of my book here:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/288635There's another version in the works.
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