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Sinead O'Connor shows up on TV wearing rainbow hijab, says she's always been Muslim but didn't know it
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Sinead O'Connor shows up on TV wearing rainbow hijab, says she's always been Muslim but didn't know it

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Singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor appeared on Monday's "Good Morning Britain," where she spoke about her conversion to the Islamic faith.

O'Connor, 52, announced her conversion in 2018, changing her name to Shuhada Davitt. She explained that her decision to convert to the Islamic faith "is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey."

"All scripture leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant," she explained at the time.

O'Connor has been open about her struggles with depression and suicide attempts.

What did the say on the show?

The entertainer insisted that she's "been a Muslim [her] whole life," but she "just didn't realize it."

"As soon as I read chapter 2 of the Quran, I was like, 'Oh my god I've been a Muslim my whole life and didn't even know it,'" she told co-hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

"In Islam, you don't call it conversion. You call it reversion," she continued. "The idea is you were born Muslim."

She later pointed out that the Muslim community has been very welcoming of her.

"[I've had a] very nice reaction," O'Connor said. "Muslims are lovely people, Muslims are very tender and very loving people, despite what anyone may think. You're a sister."

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The entertainer apparently isn't too concerned over criticism and judgment she's received in response to her "reversion."

"It makes me laugh. It actually makes me laugh," she said. "I suppose I'm used to it as a woman, and as a bit of a controversial woman, I'm used to putting up with abuse. In a strange way it makes me proud, I can't really explain why, if somebody hates me because I'm a Muslim, I stand up a bit taller actually. It did at first make me angry."

What has she said in the past?

O'Connor has previously announced that she was a member of the LGBTQ community.

During a 2014 interview with Pride Source, the performer addressed her 2005 remarks that she is mostly straight, but also a little gay.

"I'm three-quarters heterosexual, a quarter gay," she told Entertainment Weekly in 2005.

"I don't believe in labels of any kind, put it that way," she said in 2014. "If I fall in love with someone, I wouldn't give a s*** if they were a man or a woman ... What I'm trying to say is, I'm old enough not to be going by my d**k. It's not about what gets my d**k hard or not. I'm old enough for that to not be the point. But I think maybe females are different — what makes us want to have sex with someone is that we like their personality. Guys, whether they're gay or straight, you all just like to f*** and think later."

In 2000, she said she was a lesbian, but she has also married several men throughout her life.

What else?

During the Monday's "Good Morning Britain," the legendary and controversial singer-songwriter gave an impressive performance of her hit 1990 song, "Nothing Compares 2 U."

Sinead O'Connor Performs Nothing Compares 2U Live in the Studio | Good Morning Britainwww.youtube.com

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