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Tony Blair’s sister-in-law becomes Muslim

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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posted October 24, 2010 at 7:17 pm

If it makes her happy, so be it. Good thing there are lots of religions to choose from—as religions are not one size fits all (most).

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posted October 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Yes, by all means. Let’s leave the door wide open for Karl Marx quotes. Though if people quote him, then does that mean they find him credible in other areas?
CAPTCHA: toevsky’s spefered

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posted October 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Islam is the natural and default religion of man since time immemorial. Etymologically the root word of Islam means surrendering, submitting and obeying Allah (Almighty God) sincerely and in peace. It is the religion of the great prophets and messengers of God, such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and his final messenger to mankind Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
For the Christians, I can give many proof from the bible to show Jesus (peace be upon him) was a muslim e.g. Gospel of John 5:30 “I can of my ownself do nothing….for I seek not my will but the will of Him that sent me”, also Matthew 26:39 when Jesus has his face on the floor praying to God like the muslims do, he says “Yet not as I will, but as you will” and if we recall the famous lord’s prayer “thy will be done on earth as in heaven”.
Islam is the fastest growing religion (as stated by Times Magazine, CNN & ABC News). This is because it has the answers to all of the problems of mankind which was revealed by the Creator of mankind, God Almighty, who knows us inside out. Those who read the Qur’an sincerely know that this book could only be produced by God.
For those who are interested there are so many videos online about famous converts to Islam (Cat Stevens, Tim Winter, Yusuf Estes, Abdurraheem Green, Yusuf Chambers, Hussain Yee, Bilal Philips) and ordinary people as well. Don’t wait for the media to propogate its wrong view of ISLAM . . . go straight to the sources (the Qur’an, etc)

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posted October 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

That’s what Fr. Zakaria did (in the original Arabic).

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Tom Palmer

posted October 25, 2010 at 2:08 am

To each his own…..weak minds find weak paths of solitude.

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posted October 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

Thats it? a feeling! God, gave you a brain sister. The I got this funny feeling come over me could be a draft through an open window or may be the food from last night isn’t agreeing.

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posted October 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

Ahmed1989 – Jesus Muslim? Note: The muslim religion didn’t exist when Jesus was around. Missed that one I guess, also I can give you many quotes that Jesus wasn’t muslim. The Quran pushes slavery. The Bible,(GOD’s True calling to Men) pushes a Covenent relationship where Jesus is God, High Priest, King, and Eldest Brother to our True Father- GOD through LOVE. Not forced slavery.

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posted October 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

Ahmed1989 – Here’s one to ponder about the muslim faith your a slave too and I a christian who is a slave to God’s love.
Subject: Martyrdom
Muslim Kill others by use of Martyrdom
Christian pray for their killers when Martyred
Christian is love others, Muslim is hate other

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posted October 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Jesus/muslims are Circumcised, ? christians
Jesus/muslims dont eat swine, ? christians
Jesus/muslims fall down on face praying. ? christians
Jesus/muslims fast 40 days anually ? christians
Jesus/muslims pray 3 x daily ? christians
For more detailed elucidation visit the website below. …no. 27 anis shorosh

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posted October 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

For the intellectually inclined ,read the book “The 100″: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History .It is a book by Michael H Hart It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history.[1]
The first person on Hart’s list is Muhammad. Hart asserted that Muhammad was “supremely successful” in both the religious and secular realms. He also believed that Muhammad’s role in the development of Islam was far more influential than Jesus’ collaboration in the development of Christianity. He attributes the development of Christianity to St. Paul, who played a pivotal role in its dissemination….Not for ” weak minds find weak paths of solitude
”.T Palmer.

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Suhood MIY

posted October 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

Lauren Booth is already blessed heaven by Almighty Allah. The day she converted becomes her first birthday. All her sins are forgiven by Almighty. Lauren, please do good deeds, and get the satisfaction of Almighty; you will enter heaven before us. please read and read more about Islam; we are happy about your change of mind. May Almighty be with you always.

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posted October 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

A muslim, a person who follows Islam, is, by definition, a person who has submitted their will to the will of God Almighty. Islam did not begin 1400 years ago at the advent of the final messenger of God, Muhammad (peace be upon him) but rather Islam was the way of life of all of the prophets and messengers of God from Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
Sometimes the rules and laws differed from one messenger to another e.g. according to the bible…differences in the laws revealed to Moses and Jesus such as when Jesus says in Matthew “it was said of the old times thou shall not commit adultery but verily i say unto you whosoever looketh upon a women to lust after her has already committed adultery in his heart”, also laws of divorce, and laws such as “an eye for an eye”.
However, the most essential message of all the messenger was the Oneness and Unity (not trinity) of God Almighty. Refer to Deutronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29 and the Qur’an 112:1-4.
The muslims are the closest of the people on this earth to Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), the Christians as a whole are following the Blasphemous teachings of Paul (like the divinity of Christ) and have left the most important teaching of Jesus Christ such as upholding the laws of the torah (Matthew 5:17-20) and the most important of all the Oneness of God (also check out “Is Jesus God? debates on youtube”

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Mohammad Alam

posted November 3, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Alhamdulillah! Thanks of Almighty Allah, that you got exact absolutely right path which will only be accepted to the Almighty Allah, after Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him)came in this world, and may Almighty Allah Subhanahu Ta’Aala grant you all the success and salvation here and after particularly in eternal life.

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posted November 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

wish you all the best god will help you.

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posted November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm

She has made the best choice in her life.well done.

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Nur el Masih Ben Haq

posted January 5, 2011 at 10:18 am

Europeans are stupid people. They see how Islam destroy the Arabs but they allow the atheists to be weakening Christianity and favoring Islam in return for some bribes. Europe will soon pay for its stupidity!!

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posted November 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Welcome to the straight path. Sis. Only Allah makes Muslims. Another servant called to serve and invite others to this wonderful way of life. Takbir!

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posted September 15, 2012 at 3:44 am

Mohammad and Jesus are friend, the first RELIGION of God was David’s religion the book: Zabur after that God updated by Judaism the book: Torah after that God updated by Christian the book: Gospel after that God updated by Islam book: Koran. so when you are saying I am a Muslim it means you are a Jewish, a Christian too, because God says in Koran belief on my 4 books ( Zabur, Torah, Gospel and Koran)and belief on my prophets ( Adam, Noah, Abraham, Muses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Enoch, Ishmael, Jock, Isaac, Joseph, Zachariah, John, Jesus at the last Mohammad)it is Islam, if Zabur Torah Gospel and Koran come together, the world will change, everything u want you can do like resurrect the deads. if u miss one port of ur body u can make it again, but unfortunately Zabur Torah and Gospel are not original, the enemy of Jesus change the worlds on those books, and the originals of them are with Jesus, fortunately Jesus is alife God Hide him in sky, God says in Koran I will send Jesus Back to land I will bring peace and Justice in all world. Jesus wills come back soon and he makes Zabur Torah Gospel and Koran together. He wills come back soon God willing

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