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Irish Artist Sinead O’Connor Announces Conversion to Islam, Changes Name

DUBLIN – Renowned Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor proclaimed her newly acquired Islamic faith on Friday by reciting a creed that declares her belief in and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet.

The artist, 51, appeared alongside the Irish Muslim religious leader Umar Al-Qadri and proclaimed the creed, known as a Shahadah, having earlier this month announced on her Twitter account that she had also changed her name to Shuhada Davitt.

“Shuhada has a truthful soul and has always been connected with God,” he said. “I pray she finds Peace in Islam,” Al-Qadri said.

O’Connor had said on her Twitter account on Oct. 19 that she had converted.

“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she had said. “I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.”

The mercurial artist had changed her name to Magda Davitt a year ago, so the news of her conversion to Islam and new name change apparently went largely unnoticed.

However, as soon as Al-Qadri posted the video of the artist reciting the Islamic creed early Friday, the news went viral.

O’Connor launched to fame in the 1990s following the release of a Prince song, “Nothing Compares 2 You.”

The singer has dabbled in religion throughout her life and controversially tore up a photo of the then Pope John Paul II live on American TV in 1992.

Seven years later she was ordained a priestess by a breakaway church in Lourdes (France), after which she adopted the name Mother Bernadette Mary.

In recent years O’Connor has struggled with depression and has shared her experience of mental health issues very publicly on social media, even publishing a letter in 2015 saying she had overdosed.

 

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