Sinead O'Connor, the troubled Irish singer of such fantastic songs as "Nothing Compares 2 U" (penned by Prince), "Mandinka," and "The Emperor's New Clothes," announced that she has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. Her Twitter icon shows the Nike logo with the words "Wear a Hijab / Just Do It."
"This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she Tweeted. "This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant."
Earlier this year, she had changed her name to Magda Davitt to be "free of the patriarchal slave names. Free of the parental curses."
Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronouncition wrong because emotions took me from my page… but there'll be hundreds of others onstage to come … https://t.co/vDFyheqOOc
— Shuhada' Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 19, 2018
My best friend, Elaine just gave me my 1st Hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on. Not gonna post a photo because is intensely personal. And I'm an ugly old hag. But I'm a very, very, very happy old hag.
— Shuhada' Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 20, 2018