Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel. Well, the King of Pop is soon to be a King of Bahrain living in the Kingdom. At least that’s the story coming out of that small kingdom today.
American pop star Michael Jackson has officially announced that he has been following the five tenets of Islam and intends to convert to Islam, according to a report on the website of Arab-Israeli newspaper Panorama. The Arab-Israeli newspaper Panorama claims Jackson has announced the move and revealed plans to move to Bahrain, where he has bought property.
The singer’s Muslim brother JERMAINE today claimed the THRILLER hit maker had taken interest in the religion since he converted in 1989 – and had been considering converting himself following his acquittal on child abuse charges in 2005.
The report is based on information elicited from sources in Bahrain.
According to the report, Jackson’s announcement noted he is moving to Bahrain and has purchased some real-estate on an artificial island there. The singer said he decided to convert to Islam because he is convinced it is the closest religion to his personal beliefs.
Jackson is heard saying that “they’re like leeches…I’m so tired of it. They start out the most popular person in the world; make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything. End up penniless. It is a conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose.”
The story of Jackson’s conversion to Islam continues,
Jackson also noted he intends to soon move all his assets and his studio from the U.S. to Bahrain, and expressed his hope to be rid of various legal troubles and enjoy the kind of freedom he says he does not have in America.
Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah’s angels.
“Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa meaning “the chosen one”, the source added.
Ultimately, its up to people to decide: Did he try to be a good Christian first before discarding his faith? Or is this just a ploy to try and sell Arabic music now that he doesn’t sell that much in USA?