Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:45 AM ET

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National Audio 7:45 AM ET

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NAT052 - (EU-Ireland-Sinead-O'Connor) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-29s. Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt. The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer. She tweeted on October 19th -- quote -- "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant." The singer ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992 as a protest against the Catholic Church. Here's sound of Sinead O'Connor performing "Nothing Compares 2-U. …

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