Sinead O’Connor has claimed she doesn’t want to spend any more time with ‘disgusting’ white people. The singer recently announced she has converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. However, in the midst of her tweets about her practice of Islam, the 51-year-old made a statement which she acknowledged was ‘so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it’. The Nothing Compares 2U singer wrote: ‘I’m terribly sorry. What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it. But truly I never wanna spend time with white people again (if that’s what non-muslims are called).
Not for one moment, for any reason. They are disgusting.’ The majority of those replying to Sinead’s tweet – many of them Muslims themselves – called her out on the post.
One person wrote: ‘Good and bad people are everywhere be it any cast or creed or religion’, while another replied: ‘No one’s ethnicity makes them disgusting, no matter which individuals you’ve encountered.’
And one reply read: ‘My sis this is just a handful of ppl who’ve treated you this way. Not all non-Muslims will mistreat you. Just as not all Muslims will treat you well. As a revert myself (over 22 years), I have experienced prejudice from Muslims who have very narrow minded views about reverts.’