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Irish Post: Musician Sinead O’Connor Converts to Islam, Becomes Shuhada’ Davitt

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during day two of the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival on March 21, 2008 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
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Chart-topping Irish musician Sinead O’Connor who scored a worldwide hit with her 1990 single “Nothing Compares 2 U” has undergone a public conversion from Catholicism to Islam, sharing her progress to the Twitter platform, reports The Irish Post.

Writing online, the musician announced that she had converted to Islam, chronicled getting her first hijab, and posted a video of her singing the Islamic call to prayer.

Shuhada’ also posted an image in imitation of the Nike tick logo which implored followers to “wear a Hijab. Just do it.”

The Irish Post reports:

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has revealed she has renounced Catholicism and converted to Islam, taking the new name “Shuhada’ Davitt”.

O’Connor, who last year changed her legal name to Magda Davitt, said she had ditched the Catholic Church for good in a message to fans on Twitter.

The 51-year-old was previously ordained a priest by a breakaway Catholic sect, the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church, in the late 1990s.

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