Yusuf Estes (born: Joseph Estes, 1944), is an American from Texas who converted from Christianity to Islam in 1991. He says he served as a Muslim chaplain for the United States Bureau of Prisons during the 1990s, and has served as a delegate to the United Nations World Peace Conference for Religious Leaders held at the UN in September 2000.
January 1, 1944
|Years active||November 8, 2013–present|
|Total views||4.5 million|
|Associated acts||Muslim Speakers|
Updated: 19 September 2021.
Estes has served as a guest presenter and a keynote speaker at various Islamic events. Estes was named as the Islamic Personality of the Year at the Dubai International Holy Quran Award ceremony on 8 August 2012. Estes's Islamic background is Salafi.
Estes is the founder and president of Guide US TV, a free-to-air Internet and satellite TV channel, which broadcasts programs about Islam.
In November 2017, Estes was denied entry into Singapore for having expressed views which were "unacceptable" and "contrary" to the values of Singapore's multiracial and multi-religious society. His "divisive views breed intolerance and exclusivist practices that will damage social harmony, and cause communities to drift apart," according to the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs.
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