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    Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-45987127

    Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam.

    The artist, who is best known for her 1990 hit version of the song Nothing Compares 2 U, said she had changed her name to Shuhada'.

    In a message on Twitter, she thanked fellow Muslims for their support.

    She has said that her decision was "the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey" and uploaded a video of herself singing the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer.

    On Thursday, Irish Imam Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri posted a video of the singer saying the Islamic declaration of faith.

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    So.

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    She can do a duet with Yusuf Islam!

    [fixed, sheepishly]
    Last edited by Koreabruce; 10-26-2018 at 12:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    So.
    +1
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    Well, you had to figure Catholicism was out when she tore up a pic of the Pope on SNL.

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    "nothing compares to jew".

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    I bet she will be a hindu or a buddist in a few years.

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    This thread will die.

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    I don’t know (well, actually I DO know) why she and her publicity team felt that this was an event that merited a press release.....
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    Well, that's interesting. Gonna get some popcorn now and see how this thread develops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreabruce View Post
    She can do a duet with Yusuf Israel!
    Um... That's Yusuf Islam...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Um... That's Yusuf Islam...
    His previous name was Dog Stevens ?

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    This reminds me of the time George Michaels made an official press announcement that he would no longer be making "popular records" ... years removed from his last charting release.

    She'd better mind her P's and Q's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    His previous name was Dog Stevens ?

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    This news ranks right up there with what the Kardashian's will be wearing for Halloween or what shoes some Hollywood starlet is wearing.

    But when you think about it.... This is considered news in the same vein that illicit drugs are so popular: It there wasn't an audience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    This news ranks right up there with what the Kardashian's will be wearing for Halloween or what shoes some Hollywood starlet is wearing.
    Or Meghan Markle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I bet she will be a hindu or a buddist in a few years.
    For her sake I hope not. I'm no expert but it's my understanding that Islamic apostates are severely punished.

    I wasn't going to post in this thread but since it's been up for seven hours now I suppose the moderators are ok with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartellb View Post
    I suppose the moderators are ok with it.
    For now, perhaps.
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    It's not surprising, poor Sine-aid has lost her once stunning looks, been very isolated and alienated, had been having a lot mental problems lately (I mean more than usual), depression, she was even suicidal I understand. That's when people "see the light" and get sucked into religion (the biggest con in the history of humanity).

    As Fire Sign Theater once put it "I used to be all fucked up on drugs. Now I'm all fucked up on The Lord".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    For now, perhaps.
    Ah yeah but perhaps not much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    So.
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    This thread will die.
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    Well, that's interesting. Gonna get some popcorn now and see how this thread develops.

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    We could all be over thinking this. It could be a marketing scheme to sell music to a different demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    We could all be over thinking this. It could be a marketing scheme to sell music to a different demographic.
    The demographic that actually still buys music?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    It's not surprising, poor Sine-aid has lost her once stunning looks, been very isolated and alienated, had been having a lot mental problems lately (I mean more than usual), depression, she was even suicidal I understand. That's when people "see the light" and get sucked into religion (the biggest con in the history of humanity).
    Or, you know, they find comfort in believing in something bigger than what the material world offers.

    You're a nice guy and all, but you clearly have a real axe to grind against religion of any form -- which is fine, that's your opinion. But can you at least keep it out of these discussions please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    It's not surprising, poor Sine-aid has lost her once stunning looks, been very isolated and alienated, had been having a lot mental problems lately (I mean more than usual), depression, she was even suicidal I understand. That's when people "see the light" and get sucked into religion (the biggest con in the history of humanity).

    As Fire Sign Theater once put it "I used to be all fucked up on drugs. Now I'm all fucked up on The Lord".
    Ok then. This sums up why religion isn't discussed here.

    IMO, religion/spirituality is a personal thing. To me this is a non-story, but she and her press team made it one and it will no doubt open her up to scrutiny. Fortunately for us that's why God created Facebook.
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