Irish singer Sinead O’Connor, who famously tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992 as a protest against the Catholic Church, says that she has converted to Islam.
The “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer who now goes by the name Shuhada’ Davitt, revealed the news via Twitter on Oct. 19, writing, “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.”
O’Connor’s spiritual journey has seen her speak out against the sexual-abuse scandals in her home country and be ordained as a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church, an independent group.
In 2000, she announced she was a lesbian in an interview, only to walk that back later, saying that although she had had a few relationships with women, “I am not in a box of any description.”
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SOURCE: USA Today, by Jayme Deerwester