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(Princess) Diana 'converted to Islam'
Brisbane Times ^ | June 9, 2007 | Mark Coultan

Posted on 06/09/2007 11:46:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Diana 'converted to Islam'

Mark Coultan

Herald Correspondent in New York

June 9, 2007

PRINCESS DIANA considered converting to Islam during her relationship with the Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, according to a new book.

An extract from The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown, published in Vanity Fair, says Diana fell for the doctor while visiting a friend's husband in hospital.

"Isn't he drop dead gorgeous!" she said of the doctor after he left the room.

Diana then proceeded to visit the friend's surprised husband for 17 days straight in order to meet his doctor.

Brown writes that in no time, her Kensington Palace apartment "was fragrant with the scent of burning joss sticks".

She became a student of cardiology, got the anatomical textbook Gray's Anatomy and watched the TV show Casualty every Saturday night.

Once caught by a News of the World photographer at the hospital at midnight, she rang the paper's royal correspondent and planted a story that she went there three nights a week to comfort terminally ill patients.

Although Diana's life was been covered in excruciating detail, (there are 14 books coming out to mark the 10th anniversary of her death) Brown provides details of Diana's detachment from reality, such as telling Brown over a lunch that she thought she could solve the conflict in Northern Ireland.

"I'm very good at sorting out people's heads," Brown quotes her as saying. The New York Times reviewed the book, criticising Brown for relying on earlier books about Diana, but also saying: "At its best this book combines gossip, opinion and context in ways that cast new light on Diana's cautionary tale."

The extract in Vanity Fair, which Brown once edited, is focused on Diana's life after her divorce from Prince Charles.

For a while, the relationship between the Princess and the surgeon bloomed, she writes, but he was not interested in high society or fashion, didn't want anything from her, and had a dread of publicity.

Diana intended to turn a former equerry's room in Kensington Palace into a room for Natty, as he was known. On weekends, when her staff were not there, she would cook dinner for him.

"Marks and Spencer have got these very clever little meals that you just put the timer on and press the button and it's done for you!" Diana is quoted as telling her therapist, Simone Simmons.

On his birthday she went out to meet him wearing her best sapphire and diamond earrings, a fur coat and nothing else.

She would also spend the day at his messy one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, where she would vacuum, do the dishes and iron his shirts.

Her trips to Pakistan with Jemima and Imran Khan were covers to ingratiate herself with his family. She once turned up without notice to his family's house in Lahore, where she lay on the floor watching cartoons with the youngest children, but her efforts were in vain. Dr Khan's mother had no intention of letting her son marry anyone other than a Pakistani Muslim girl.

The episode deeply upset Dr Khan, who had concluded that Diana, abandoned by her mother when she was six, needed more love than any man could give her.

Diana's dream was that they would become international humanitarians. They would live somewhere sunny, with a pool - Australia or South Africa, Brown says.

Diana was delusional about the relationship. She talked to Jemima Khan late at night about how to handle marriage to a traditional Muslim man. She got her butler Paul Burrell to ask a priest if it was possible to marry secretly.

Brown writes: "The priest told him it was impossible to marry a couple without notifying the authorities - let alone without notifying the fiance, as it turned out."

Dr Khan was horrified when he found out. He had doubts about the relationship, and at the urgings of his family, met her at 10pm one night in Hyde Park in London and broke it off.

Diana went into a spiral after that. Increasingly isolated, she cut off her former sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson, and her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, who had become an alcoholic, and who had objected to her relationship with "a Pakistani and a Muslim".

She became dependent on Mr Burrell, and paranoid about the royal family. Brown says Diana told an Argentinian friend, Roberto Devorik, that Prince Philip wanted her to disappear.

"They are not going to kill me by poisoning me, or in a big plane. They will do it when I am in a small plane, in a car when I am driving, or in a helicopter."

The book is due to be published in the US next week.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: diana; islam; muslim; pakistan; princessdiana; religionofpeace; rop; royalty; uk; unitedkingdom
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This would be stunning if it is proven to be true...

1 posted on 06/09/2007 11:46:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Obviously, Diana never watched “Married to Mohammed” or was simply insane to go gaga over a muslim man. Did she not know that she would become a slave if she married him?


2 posted on 06/09/2007 11:50:16 PM PDT by Howard Jarvis Admirer (Howard Jarvis, the foe of the tax collector and friend of the California homeowner)
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To: DogByte6RER

If true, and for the reasons given, Diana was as vapid as Paris.


3 posted on 06/09/2007 11:51:53 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer

Did she not know that she would become a slave if she married him?

Apparently she did. The story reports:

“She would also spend the day at his messy one-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, where she would vacuum, do the dishes and iron his shirts.”

Wow. Imagine a lady like Diana performing menial house chores for a slob from Pakistan whom she was infatuated with.


4 posted on 06/09/2007 11:54:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer

So Diana had a thing for Muslims.
It appears she was a troubled girl.


5 posted on 06/09/2007 11:57:35 PM PDT by since1868 (Fred Thompson the real deal!!)
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To: DogByte6RER; Lijahsbubbe
Brown says Diana told an Argentinian friend, Roberto Devorik, that Prince Philip wanted her to disappear.

Gee I can't imagine why. The royals didn't need to plot to eliminate Diana, she was a disaster waiting to happen. Just another Anna Nicole or Paris Hilton, but with the ability to look classy and dignified in front of the cameras.

6 posted on 06/10/2007 12:03:24 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: since1868

Somebody told her it was the religion of peace.


7 posted on 06/10/2007 12:03:25 AM PDT by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt)
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To: DogByte6RER

“...such as telling Brown over a lunch that she thought she could solve the conflict in Northern Ireland.”

Yes, convert them all to Islam. It’d put that notion of Protestants vs. Catholics right out the window.


8 posted on 06/10/2007 12:04:32 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Well she did die with Dodi Fayyed, although I still have to wonder, based on the grammar in the sentence below, if this was really written by a journalist.

Although Diana's life was been covered in excruciating detail...

9 posted on 06/10/2007 12:05:38 AM PDT by Saint Reagan
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To: DogByte6RER
This would be stunning if it is proven to be true..

I suppose it would be stunning if Clifford Irving had met Howard Hughes, or if Joseph Smith had been visited by angels.

10 posted on 06/10/2007 12:07:26 AM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I doubt it, she really loved hot dogs.


11 posted on 06/10/2007 12:17:29 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: DogByte6RER
"Brown provides details of Diana's detachment from reality, such as telling Brown over a lunch that she thought she could solve the conflict in Northern Ireland."

I guess if it can be proved she was going insane beforehand, then it's possible she was getting sucked into the cult by her new boyfriend. Many American women get sucked into that cult when they hook up with a seemingly "charming" Muzzie guy as well. Unfortunately many of those women don't live to tell others what kind of mistake that was after charmiing turns into beatings and locked up out of sight when they go to Muhammad land.

12 posted on 06/10/2007 12:21:40 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

Every other version of this story (including such wonderful sources as Reuters and AP) is she ‘considered’ turning to Islam, not that she did.

I think there’s some embellishing going on.


13 posted on 06/10/2007 12:25:20 AM PDT by Lightfinger (Those that are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it. Progressive = National Socialist.)
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To: Lightfinger

14 posted on 06/10/2007 12:28:31 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Lightfinger
I think there is some lying going on. But it serves its purpose. The author sells books and Freepers can come and have a field day bash her.

All in the name of good fun of course... because there is nothing more entertaing than smug and self-righteous Freepers ripping into someone they hold in contempt.(/sarcasm off)

Why not just let her rest in peace. (not you)

15 posted on 06/10/2007 12:29:51 AM PDT by carton253 (And if that time does come, then draw your swords and throw away the scabbards.)
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To: Howard Jarvis Admirer

The “World’s Princess” was an inconsequential, empty headed, twit and her death was none too soon.

I can’t believe ANYONE cares enough about this useless sack of skin to STILL be talking about her pointless, empty life.


16 posted on 06/10/2007 1:06:00 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: carton253

... by the way, may last was just for you.


17 posted on 06/10/2007 1:06:40 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Well, I see your mother raised you with class and dignity.


18 posted on 06/10/2007 1:11:16 AM PDT by carton253 (And if that time does come, then draw your swords and throw away the scabbards.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Isn’t she dead? Why bring up this garbage now for?


19 posted on 06/10/2007 1:13:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: DogByte6RER

i doubt this claim


20 posted on 06/10/2007 1:13:12 AM PDT by wardaddy (on parole)
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To: carton253

My Mother was a saint. She taught me when other people are useless sacks of human skin. She would have been mad at me, though, for saying that I was glad Lady Die was Dead. She would have scolded me for investing enough emotion in that useless piece of garbage to even care she was dead. I feel chastened now and will remember to invest no more emotion in any level of Lady Di(m)’s life. Thanks for bringing me to my senses.


21 posted on 06/10/2007 1:47:39 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: DogByte6RER

Diana = Paris, I seee no difference.


22 posted on 06/10/2007 1:51:39 AM PDT by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzzle..M.. velocity)
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To: VR-21

Emotional adolescent. Clumsily put, the synapses don’t ‘go all the way to the back of the brain’ — so she made poor decisions over and over and over. Delusional, paranoid, and stupid. When you consider how the US media portrayed this woman, well, they do the same with Hillary. No warts anywhere, a walking, talking saint/genius/thinker/etc..

And with the filly, Rags to Riches, winning the Belmont yesterday (glorious epic race, great filly!) Hill’s campaign will announce that it’s a sign. Hillary wins in ‘08!


23 posted on 06/10/2007 2:12:04 AM PDT by hershey
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To: hershey

I didn’t mean to imply that Diana was just stupid, delusional, etc., she was more complicated than that, of course. But what you get in the MSM is propaganda to sell papers, magazines with little or no resemblance to reality. Life with her must have been impossible. Of course Charles and the royal family/household, didn’t handle her well at all.


24 posted on 06/10/2007 2:19:40 AM PDT by hershey
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To: DogByte6RER

This person was a “friend” of Princess Diana? I guess the loyalty of her friendship ended at the rim of the grave. I wonder, does she really need money that badly?


25 posted on 06/10/2007 2:36:50 AM PDT by Mila
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To: DogByte6RER

“”Marks and Spencer have got these very clever little meals that you just put the timer on and press the button and it’s done for you!” Diana is quoted as telling her therapist, Simone Simmons.”

She’d never seen a tv dinner before? Really? No, REALLY??


26 posted on 06/10/2007 2:42:19 AM PDT by COgamer
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To: COgamer

>>”Marks and Spencer have got these very clever little meals that you just put the timer on and press the button and it’s done for you!” Diana is quoted as telling her therapist, Simone Simmons.<<

Yup...t.v. dinners!

I hear she was also ASTOUNDED when she discovered the existence of such other quotidian items as WAITING LINES, MUNICIPAL BUSES, GROCERY STORES, etc.

I recall having recently read that Tom Cruise’s children were once puzzled by the presence of non-family members in an airplane they were flying in (1st Class, of course), asking “Who are these people?” It seems that, until then, these kids had always flown only in private aircraft.


27 posted on 06/10/2007 3:01:58 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: DogByte6RER
Tina Brown just another airhead writer writing for airheads who like reading about other air headed airheads.
28 posted on 06/10/2007 3:04:39 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, DUNCAN or THOMPSON 08, ELECTION 2008, MOST IMPORTANT OF MY LIFE TIME)
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To: DogByte6RER

There seems to be an organized effort to claim the British royals as muslim. There are many stories claiming that Prince Charles is muslim.

If the muslims want the royals, they can have them.


29 posted on 06/10/2007 3:06:45 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Kirkwood

Is that Dr. Khan ??

NOT BAD !!

What a shame he is Muslim !!


30 posted on 06/10/2007 3:07:59 AM PDT by W-Girl
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To: DogByte6RER

If anything, Princess Diana considered converting to Catholocism. If I remember correctly, she was visiting a Catholic church often to pray and was being counseled by Mother Teresa, who she became friendly with because of her charity work.


31 posted on 06/10/2007 3:11:57 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: alexander_busek

Life of the rich and famous, slummin’ in first class.


32 posted on 06/10/2007 3:18:50 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
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To: alexander_busek

“I hear she was also ASTOUNDED when she discovered the existence of such other quotidian items as WAITING LINES, MUNICIPAL BUSES, GROCERY “

You do remember that she was a teacher or teacher’s aid before she married. I am pretty sure she new all about the mundane things in everyday life.


33 posted on 06/10/2007 3:49:12 AM PDT by heylady
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To: W-Girl
Is that Dr. Khan ?? NOT BAD !!

And, that's how it starts. Next think you'll be shopping for burkas.

;^)

34 posted on 06/10/2007 3:54:22 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“This would be stunning if it is proven to be true...”

It’s even more stunning that anybody reads this stuff.


35 posted on 06/10/2007 4:02:22 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: VR-21

Please, don’t insult Paris by comparing her to Dianna.

Paris is brain dead, she has an excuse.


36 posted on 06/10/2007 4:03:46 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: DogByte6RER
Everything I’ve ever learned about Diana has convinced me of two things:
1) she wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, and;
2) after her separation, everything she did was designed to hurt or humiliate her estranged husband and his family. The one night stands with bodyguards and whoever else passed through her life plus her public revelations (usually through third parties) about how badly she had been treated during her marriage. An expressed interest in converting to Islam would fit the pattern of trying to cause distress, especially to her mother in law, who is the official head of the Church of England.
She was a beautiful woman with the emotional maturity of a child.
37 posted on 06/10/2007 4:17:49 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: DogByte6RER

There is no way to prove that Diana had such low self-esteem that she joined a death cult which abuses, rapes and kills women.


38 posted on 06/10/2007 4:27:57 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (expel members of the death cult)
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To: Kirkwood

He has fat lips.


39 posted on 06/10/2007 4:33:00 AM PDT by Mrs. P (I am most seriously displeased. - Lady Catherine de Bourg)
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To: MediaMole
I don’t have the up to date conspiracy info, but I remember a story that a “knights Templar” type group is set up to protect the royal line to the throne of England.

One of their supposed mandates is NO Arab or Muslim can have Any Access to the throne of England. So the story goes that Diana was killed by this group to protect the throne of England from having any kind of Arab claim on the throne. Some stories even claimed that Diana was pregnant at the time of her death, but I really can’t remember, nor do I really care.

Sincerely

40 posted on 06/10/2007 4:48:25 AM PDT by ScubieNuc
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To: DogByte6RER

For a western woman to have a “thing” for muslim men indicates, to me, a suicidal streak. I’m not saying the car crash was suicidal. Obviously. She wasn’t the one driving. I’m just saying that for a western woman, knowing everything we know about islam, to want to submit and become absolute chattel, owned outright by a man whose culture teaches that all women are property, to me it shows a suicidal streak.


41 posted on 06/10/2007 5:06:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: DogByte6RER

The Princess Ho. There’s a story you’ll never read in a children’s book. Of course, being married to a bird brain like Charles would drive anyone to the brink.


42 posted on 06/10/2007 5:11:45 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Current tagline banned under hate speech laws.)
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To: since1868
It appears she was a troubled girl.

That was obvious when she "married" Charles.....

43 posted on 06/10/2007 5:21:03 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Just the facts ma'am)
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To: DogByte6RER

The simple life-Britain?


44 posted on 06/10/2007 5:25:35 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Honesty is not appreciated! And i learned a new word.
Vociferous. I like it.


45 posted on 06/10/2007 5:38:27 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity)
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To: DogByte6RER

I thought this lady was dead.
What is the purpose of going over details of such silly matters in her life.
In fact why did I even open the article.
Oooops! My dumb.


46 posted on 06/10/2007 5:40:59 AM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! Palestinians are,...well,... Palestinian.)
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To: ScubieNuc

Any fantasy of why any child of a divorced wife would have any claim on the “throne” of England? Not that any throne counts for anything anymore, mind you.


47 posted on 06/10/2007 5:43:17 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity)
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To: samtheman

and masochistic, as in...when he takes their children away to his pathetic, backwards, dog’s hind leg of a country, and tells her she’ll never see them again.
I’d not only get my children back, I would never rest until such a man had expired, preferably at my hands. But then I’d never have mated with such a man either.


48 posted on 06/10/2007 5:45:36 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity)
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To: carton253
Well, I see your mother raised you with class and dignity.

I want to say thank you for writing this. Not because it chastens the poster, but it should remind us all being rude and nasty is just pointless, empty fodder, of which I have been CHIEF in many of my writings!

49 posted on 06/10/2007 5:53:49 AM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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I doubt very much she was going to mary let alone convert.

She was a rich divorcee living a “beautiful people” lifestyle. This speculation is just fodder for the media and faed’s delusion that his son was not just another amusement.


50 posted on 06/10/2007 5:56:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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