Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has converted to Islam

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Islam, Tony Blair
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Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has converted to Islam after having a ‘holy experience’ in Iran.

Broadcaster and journalist Lauren Booth, 43 – Cherie Blair’s half-sister – said she now wears a hijab head covering whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque ‘when I can’.

She decided to become a Muslim six weeks ago after visiting the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom.

It was only a matter of time. Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth has converted to Islam after a dose of “spiritual morphine” in Iran, although she talks about the world’s fastest-growing religion like it was the latest version of the Atkins Diet:

“Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Koran every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in 45 days, the longest period in 25 years,” she said.

And she’s even refused to rule out wearing a burka: “Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me?”

Politically Booth has always struck me as being incredibly naïve, or willfully ignorant of reality. She writes:

Here in Iran they feel proud to suffer in order to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. It’s kind of like the way you express solidarity with America only without illegal chemical weapons and a million civilian deaths.

Presumably being a past contributor to the Iranian regime’s mouthpiece, Press TV, makes it easier for her to overlook Iran’s appalling human rights record, stories of widespread torture, rape and murder following last year’s rigged elections, its role in murdering dozens of dissidents across Europe, and its financing of various homicidal sectarian groups in Iraq.

I’ve written before about the fascination some middle-class Englishwomen have with Islam and the Arab world; the paradox is that many who convert come from progressive backgrounds and would be horrified at the idea of embracing Catholicism or one of the more conservative forms of Protestantism. And yet they’re prepared to adopt a religion far more traditional in its attitude to the sexes, and adopt an item of clothing that Middle Eastern women fought so hard and courageously to get rid of.

No doubt their Islam is partly a reaction to the excesses of the last 40 years, by people too programmed to oppose “Right-wing politics” to become conventionally conservative. Anyone who’s walked through a British city centre on a Friday night and contrasted the behaviour of the people serving the curry with the people eating it can see the attractions of a faith that emphasises family, duty and sobriety. And Islam is also attractive because it’s so demanding, asking great sacrifices of its followers.

But partly it is because Islam is, unlike any other faith, more than just a religion – it is also a political idea. And ever since the decline of socialism and Left-wing intellectuals’ abandonment of the working class, third worldist “anti-imperialism” has become the radical chic of choice, especially so with the Holy Land conflict. And what better way of embracing the politics of the 1968 generation than by submitting to Islam?

origionaly from http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100060687/why-would-tony-blairs-sister-in-law-convert-to-islam/

 

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Comments
  1. salomon says:

    who said pork is allowed to be eaten by christian,it is so written many times,pork and pig are not allowed,this is dirty woman personon grata,but from now u have not to come again to christian ,u will be killed by islam if u converted…..may god punish u,do not criticize christian

  2. salomon says:

    u are slave of arab islam,and tomorrow u will be terrorist…this is one step forwards to commit crimes…

  3. Shamsul huda says:

    Alhamdullillah By converting to islam u r washing out all ur previous sins.may almighty allah forgive u forever n insallah u ll succeed both on earth n in heaven.

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