The obligatory “Jacko converts to Islam” post
posted at 5:00 pm on November 21, 2008 by Allahpundit
Good news for Muslims: Your image problem is solved.
Jacko sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to officiate — days before the singer is due to appear at London’s High Court where he is being sued by an Arab sheik…
The source said: “They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.
“An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.” Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah’s angels.
“Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa — meaning “the chosen one”.
Brit singer Yousef Islam, 60 — who was called Cat Stevens until he famously converted — turned up to help Jacko celebrate.
Jermaine’s been after him to do it for years. Best-case scenario: An end to compulsive crotch-grabbing in concert peppered with occasional appearances as a goodwill ambassador a la Muhammad Ali. Worst-case scenario: A 20-year hiatus from recording peppered with occasional death wishes for heretics. Exit admission: They had “Thriller” playing when I was at the gym recently, and trust me when I say that if you haven’t listened to it in awhile, dude.