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Michael Jackson ‘Converts’ to Islam

The King of Pop Michael Jackson has done it again and stories about his alleged conversion to Islam are keeping blogs in the Middle East abuzz with snark comments. Is Jackson's conversion a part of an American conspiracy “to destroy Islam from within,” is it a media stunt or has he finally found his true calling?

The Skeptic from Egypt remarks:

London’s Sun and the slightly more reputable Telegraph report that Michael Jackson has converted to Islam. Both papers run photos of Jackson out and about in Bahrain, dressed in drag.

I think Run CMD said it best over email: “It’s obviously all part of a devious American plan to destroy Islam from within. Michael Jackson is working for Dick Cheney. It all makes sense now.”

From Kuwait, Loft965 notes:

According to this article, Michael Jackson has been converted. These rumors have been circulating for ages now, but this one seems to be true as all the news agencies are talking of it. It started with Jermaine Jackson and then the Bahrain residence and now his name is Mikaeel. I don’t understand why you have to change your name if you convert. It’s not mandatory. And he has the world’s most recognized name. I don’t know what to think of this but he sure looks good in a burqa (a veil which covers the face).

Some Contrast, another Kuwait blogger, also tackles the topic.

And Palestinian-American blog Kabobfest, writes about Jackson's alleged conversion and his court case with a Bahraini prince, Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Bahraini King's son who is suing the King of Pop for $7 million. News is just out that the case has been settled out of court.

In this post, Kalash says:

You may have heard about the latest lawsuit facing Michael Jackson – a Bahraini prince paid him millions of dollars for an album and book that were never produced. What you probably didn't know is that Jacko has an ace up his sleeve…

The King of Pop converted to Islam. I've been hearing rumors ever since he started spending so much time in the Middle East, but the detail in the most recent report leaves little room for doubt. He even changed his name to Mikaeel. I guess he wasn't feeling those Jehovah's Witnesses anymore.

Jordanian blogger Kinzi responds to the post saying:

I almost blogged about this, thought it is better not coming from me.
Mabruk (Congratulations), Ummah of Islam. What a prize. Um, good luck, whoever his handler will be. Piece of work, indeed.

But American Muslim Girl adds:

you know what… I feel sorry for him and definitely he might have some, uh, issues and stuff, but…
I don't know… I wouldnt turn anyone away, especially not someone with a huge mic and many “followers.”

Closer to the action, from Bahrain, which Jackson stayed for a year and where a member of the Royal family is at the centre of the court case which has thrust back the 50-year-old pop star to the front pages of newspapers, Esra'a from Mideast Youth runs the headline: Islam wins: Michael Jackson converts.

She further adds:

This one-gloved thriller star is being sued by a local prince here for going against some “contract” and not recording songs about peace or something. Not that anyone cares what he does. But sometimes I do, because I grew up obsessing with him. Then I wasn’t sure if he was white or black or if it was “forbidden” for me to practically worship because he turned into plastic. Or a woman.

He’s apparently now converting to Islam. I am still in the “not caring” category.

Esra'a also digs up a two-year old sarcastic letter she penned two years ago, in which a fictional Jackson addresses the world. In the letter, Esra'a writes:

I’m afraid I’m legally banned from going near any playground since this whole unfortunate misunderstanding with my trousers. That story has gotten a lot of attention from the media. Speaking of the overzealous media, I don’t know why I’m surrounded with cameras all the time. I’m sure the boys and girls of Bahrain don’t want a succession of blurry photos showing me thrashing around my bedroom with a framed picture of their King.

I started wearing an abaya (black cloak women in Bahrain wear).

Our last stop is with Israelicool, from Israel, who notes:

Islam has a new, wacky recruit […] Mikaeel? Sounds more like he has converted to Russian mob boss.

But if it turns out that Jackson did convert to Islam, I wonder if he will adapt some of his old songs to conform with his new beliefs. I am guessing Beat It may be a prime contender.

Commenting on this post, TechyNews notes:

Oh no poor Islam, I am sure they didn't want Wacko Jacko to join their ranks. Also was this just his excuse to wear a Burka instead of the hospital mask to cover his face? Silly Jacko, Burkas are for Chicks.

29 comments

  • Veteran A. Momin

    Michael Jackson is a converted Muslim or not, if he is a Muslim then he shall not dance-dirty any more if not he can go on what he is but to join the Oil-Sheiks he is not clever enough to take their money but to play a double standard as usual.

  • B,Ebrahim

    It is interesting to note that when the chips are down famous people want to re-evaluate their lives and search for the truth in this case religion of Islam.Michaeel Jackson like his counterpart (boxers)Muhammed Ali,Tyson,and Malcolm X etc embraced Islam.Sometime it is to regain their self-esteem,transform weakness into strengths,rebuild character.Or it maybe in pursuit of a divine forgiveness.Persecution,,. mental or otherwise by state trials make them seek some form of redemption and ultimate truth

  • Jon Haven

    Michael Jackson is NOT a Muslim.

    ————————————-

    Jackson’s New York lawyer, Londell McMillan, took the opportunity to trash a British press report that Jackson has become a Muslim. “That’s rubbish. It’s completely untrue,” McMillan told reporters.

    source: NY Daily News:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/11/24/2008-11-24_michael_jackson_and_prince_of_bahrain_se.html

  • Veteran A. Momin

    Who is Muslim or Who is not Muslim dose it matter, every one is he/she as he/she is religious or non beliver but it is true we are in this planet-earth 1/3 population are Muslim living with, may be Michael Jackson is NOT a Muslim or may be convert to Muslim in near future but who cares but Let there be light of natural-humanity as a humanbeing to progress in PEACE in HAPPY Ending!

  • deepak

    Islam attracts the insecure, and the wackos of the west. Islam offers a certain security to these individuals who cannot take personal responsibility. This explains why Richard the retard shoe bomber, John Walker the American Taliban, Omar Brooks the British terror recruiter are all coverts.

  • Abdullahi Nasarawa

    Alhamdulillah if it is true that micheal jackson has converted to islam. It is a nice news to here, Allah have started showing to the mankind that islam will be the dominant religion before the world will come to an end. Christians i want you to go back to your book (Bible) to do serious research you will find alot of areas where God has spoken about the coming of prophet Muhammad the last messanger of God check this please Old testament (Deuteronomy 18:18-23) and so many others.

  • sujatha

    Praise the lord in the name of jesus
    we pray to god for Michael Jackson health our lord is living god he will cure from the death. :Amen”
    if michael jackson realise what mistake he did going away and converted himself into Islam? if he accept his mistake infront of jesus then our lord will forgive him.

    we pray for him am sure our lord will listen prayers. “Amen

  • B,Ebrahim

    One can say that Micheel Jackson has reverted to Islam.The Islamic belief is that everyone who is born ,is born a Muslim .But they may convert to other religion or consequently revert back into Islam.The word Islam simply put means “submit to the will of one God.Every prophet in Judaism ,Christianity and Islam “submitted to the will of one God”So in essence Islam is a logical extension of the Worlds universal religions which removed all the cobwebs of doubts and led to the ultimate truth.Therefore people should be glad that Michaeel Jackson found the ultimate Truth .

  • Dr. A. Momin

    It is foolish to speak about Micheel Jackson while he is not a christian nor a muslim, just a pop-dancer/singer, good muslim/christian do not dance or lies, if he would be honest he could speak to public openly, what ever!

  • muslim girl

    I find it funny that some non muslims in here think that michael jacksons previous decisions had anything to do with Muslim values. Some of you morons forgot that he made bad decisions, did bad things, but guess what he did it all AS A CHRISTIAN. But he’s a changed, better person now, therefore he embraced Islam which will restrict him from making such decisions anymore.
    So suck on it losers, he’s a Muslim and you’re just pissed now :)

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