First Michael Jackson, now Paris Hilton?
As Nicole Ritchie might say, Islam is hot. It should be noted that according to at least one pundit, Paris Hilton’s embrace of Islam might well be as revolutionary for the faith as Malcolm X was. Truly momentous!
(Yes, I am joking. No, that probably isn’t Paris Hilton. And yes, Michael Jackson’s publicist has denied the conversion thing, too. Though I am unsure about Brian Lara’s status…
UPDATE: That really IS Paris Hilton – during an episode of Simple Life, where she and Nicole Ritchie were hosted by a Pakistani family in Los Angeles. Blogger Bilal Zuberi caught the episode on TV and had some commentary:
The two women certainly left an impression on The Ghauris – Mr. Ghauri shuttered his eyes when the go-go-girls started grinding with him at the night club, and the young Ghauri boy kissed a girl and learnt the art of don’t-kiss-and-tell. Mrs. Ghauri definitely tried her best to teach these women a thing or two about being a good wife, passionately claiming her son would never do such a thing! Never in a million years.
And the heiress: well, she was her usual stupid self (though I must say she looked kinda cute in the Pakistani shalwar kameez!). When the host asked them what the religion of Pakistan was, they gave blank stares. When given the hint that “its the religion most talked about since 9/11″. Paris replies flirtatiously,”kabbalah?”. Could it get better! Oh yeah, and she found the call to prayer ‘sexy’.
And that pretty much justifies adding the “stranger than fiction” category to this post…
Related: with apologies to Right Said Fred…