Jack Sparrow from the most famous movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” and common cinematic embodied the actor Johnny Depp. But in fact beyond what we saw in the film until the movie has been marred by this fact and blocked it here.
Here are some facts about the real Jack Sparrow !!
Jack Sparrow the character who has been played by Johnny Depp was, in reality, a Muslim Person, known as Jack Ward one of the famous pirates. He was sailing in the Mediterranean Sea at the Ottoman Empire age in the 16th Century. Jack Ward is known as “Jack Birdy” or Jack sparrow, which means “Jack the Bird” because he was addicted to breeding little bird. At his period in Tunisia and that’s why the locals call him Jack Sparrow and he is also known as “Yusuf Reis” after being converted to Islam. Jack was born in a poor family in coastal areas and spent years of his youth in the swamp fishing, became the most dangerous pirate in the region and the most prestigious in the world after the invasion of the Spanish Armada! For England in 1588.
Jack was elected by his teammates as a Captain and it was the first time in the history when someone has been elected by as a Pirates Capitan then with his crew started attacking commercial ships for 2yrs in a row.
Jack and his all ship crew converted to Islam, he stopped drinking alcohol and got married an Italian woman named “Jasmine” who converted to Islam too, otherwise, he didn’t stop sending money to his previous English wife, he lived the rest of his life in his Castle in Tunisia. Islam Jack, with his new Arabic name, was considered as a scandal in Europe several writers attacked him on their books by saying he was the sea Jihadist or The Christian Apostate.
Jack played a big role in saving many Muslims and Jews lives who were forced and burned to left their religion to become Christians after Andalucia state fall down. After Jack’s conversion to Islam, his popularity dropped down in Europe, especially between English Pirates who was expecting him to help the getting PO River Mediterranean Sea control.
A sailor who met Jack in Tunisia described him and said… “Short person with little front head hair, really white skin with a dark black beard, he is always drunk from the morning until the evening”. Jack Sparrow or Yusuf Reis is a character who has been played in many Hollywood movies, but all these characters are just fictional and away from the real one.
In 1612 a theatre show was established by the English Drama writer “Robert Daborne” titled “A Christian turns into Turkish” which talked about the Muslim Jack Sparrow.
So, next time you watch the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Don’t forget Captain Yusuf Reis.
Author: Noushad Ansari