Sinead O’Connor says she ‘never wants to spend time with white people again’ following conversion to Islam

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Sinead O’Connor says she ‘never wants to spend time with white people again’ following conversion to Islam

The artist formerly known as Sinead O’Connor has said she “never wants to spend time with white people again”.

Last month, the Irish popstar announced that she had changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt and converted to Islam.

In a string of messages posted to Twitter, the 51-year-old – who shot to fame in 1990 for her version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” – called all those who are not Muslims “disgusting” and criticised Christian and Jewish theologians.

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“What I’m about to say is something so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it,” she wrote. “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.”

Davitt went on to question whether Twitter will allow her messages to be posted while they also allow Donald Trump to use the social media service.

“Everyone says the Poor Americans are the victim of Trump,” she continued. “But you hired him. So fire him. Otherwise you’re complicit. It is the same with all so called Islamic Terrorism. Which is exactly what the devil wants and loves.”

“No Irish person on earth would disagree,” she added. ”We didn’t fire the church. We let them please themselves in our children right under our noses and there is no recompense. No balm in gilliad for Irish human beings under ‘civiliasation’.”

She concluded with: “Final word. If its ‘Crazy’ to care. Then by all means, spank my ass and call me Fruity loops.”

Davitt has courted controversy throughout her career, as an outspoken critic of the Catholic church, but also has history of mental health issues. In June 2016, she dismissed reports she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge, labelling the claim “false and malicious gossip”.

In December 2015, she wrote on Facebook she had been detained in hospital for a mental health evaluation.

A month earlier, she wrote another Facebook post, claiming she had overdosed on pills in a hotel room in Ireland. She was later found safe and taken to hospital.

Davitt was ordained as a priest in 1999 by a Catholic group not connected to the Roman Catholic Church.

She ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992.