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There’s another convert in the Blair family, according to news reports:

article-1323412-0BBFB05C000005DC-329_233x423.jpgIt could certainly make family get-togethers interesting.

Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth has converted to Islam.

The former prime minister is also a religious convert – he became a Roman Catholic after leaving office in 2007.

Miss Booth, who is Cherie Blair’s half sister, decided to adopt her new faith after what she described as a holy experience in Iran.

She now covers her head with a hijab when she leaves home, has given up alcohol and visits a mosque ‘when she can’.

The 43-year-old mother of two, who has long sympathised with the Muslim cause, described how she had a religious awakening six weeks ago on a visit to a shrine in the Iranian holy city of Qom.

‘I sat down and felt this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy,’ she said. The former reality TV contestant decided to convert immediately on her return to Britain.

There’s more at the link.

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