Sinéad O’Connor speaks about becoming a Muslim

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor has said although she didn’t realise, she has ‘always been a Muslim’ as she spoke about finding her Islamic faith.

The star, who was talking to Dave Fanning on 2FM, also revealed that she is looking forward to getting back to recording music.

The pair spoke about O’Connor’s life over the past few years, which have seen her convert to Islam.

Sinéad O’Connor

O’Connor was raised a Catholic but denounced the religion and infamously tore up a photo of the Pope on American TV.

She suffered from mental health issues but has worked hard to rebuild her life and even changed her name to Shuhada Davitt. She has been made to feel very welcome by the Muslim community.

O’Connor said: “I never thought I would choose one religion … and I left Islam for last to study because I had prejudices.

“But when I started finally reading it, I realised I’d been a Muslim all my life and I didn’t know it. Being a Muslim is actually a way of thinking.”

She also said that she has missed working in the music industry. It is five years since she last released an album and she told Fanning that she wants to remind people that she is still around.

She said: “I’m missing it, it’s what I do.”

O’Connor’s 11th album is called No Mud No Lotus and is set to be released later this year.

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Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.

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