Monday, October 25, 2010

Tony Blair's Sister-In-Law Converts To Islam; Says She Hopes It Changes Blair's Views

Yesterday's London Mail reports that Lauren Booth, the sister-in-law of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has converted to Islam after having a holy experience at the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom during a visit to Iran six weeks ago. Booth, the half-sister of Cherie Blair, works for Press TV, the English language Iranian news channel. She says she hopes her conversion will cause Blair-- now an envoy on the Middle East for the so-called Quartet-- to change his views of Islam.  Booth now wears a hijab whenever she is in public, prays five times a day and abstains from alcohol despite her previous craving for a glass or two of wine at the end of each day.