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Lauren Booth, the half-sister of Mr Blair's wife Cherie, said she had converted from Christianity after a "holy experience" six weeks ago following a visit to the shrine of Fatima al Masumeh in Qom, Iran.

Ms Booth, 43, a journalist who works for Press TV, the Iranian English-language broadcaster, announced her conversion at the Global Peace and Unity Event in London on Saturday. To cheers, she told the meeting: "What I wanted to share with you today is that I am Lauren Booth and I am a Muslim."

She told The Mailon Sunday newspaper that she now wears a hijab whenever she leaves her home and had not ruled out adopting the burqa. She said she prays five times a day, visits her local mosque "when I can", and has given up pork and alcohol....She was a vociferous opponent of the Iraq War and has publicly accused Mr Blair of being pro-Israel.

1 posted on 10/27/2010 8:18:35 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

another blown mind


2 posted on 10/27/2010 8:20:51 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Alex Murphy
has publicly accused Mr Blair of being pro-Israel.

"Accused"? "Asserted" or "stated" I can see. But "accused" is generally a term reserved for claiming that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime. How did this get past the editors?

3 posted on 10/27/2010 8:23:08 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Alex Murphy

Churchill, Nelson, Harris, Montgomery, Alexander, and Dowding are all spinning in their graves.


4 posted on 10/27/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Alex Murphy
Also here and here and here and here and here.
5 posted on 10/27/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: Alex Murphy

When it comes to the Brits, nothing surprises me. The vast majority of the country is Christian by default or in name only. It is the same for nearly all of Europe. Europe is a spiritual waste land.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 8:40:11 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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She must meet the requirement that you be "dumb and uneducated" like the muslim faith wants for their women.
10 posted on 10/27/2010 8:58:51 AM PDT by kbobdelux (Small business reality - Must see)
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Ms Booth said that she had been sympathetic to Islam ever since working in Palestine.

There was no "holy experience". Her liberal ideology already predetermined her to become a muslim.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 10:39:08 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To be fair here, I don’t think people are thinking this through. In England, and maybe a slightly lesser degree the U.S., it’s pounded into people’s heads how bad Christianity is.


17 posted on 10/31/2010 1:33:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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