Sinead O'Connor says she doesn't 'want to spend time with white people again' as they are 'disgusting'
O'Connor announced to the world that she converted to Islam last month by posting pictures of herself wearing a hijab and a video of her reciting the call to prayer
Legendary Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has started a firestorm on Twitter after she tweeted that she doesn't want to spend time with "disgusting white people" any more following her conversion to Islam.
O'Connor, who now goes by the name Shuhada' Davitt, began the "racist" tweet on an apologetic note but went on to say, "I never wanna spend time with white people again."
The singer then called "white people" or "non-Muslims" disgusting before she added: "Interesting to see if Twitter bans this".
The tweets that the former Catholic priest posted later included hashtags such as #TrustMeIAmaSoldier, #NotAsF*****CrazyAsSheLooks, and #ReignOfWhiteMANover.
The 51-year-old 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer has had mental health issues over the years but that did not stop Twitter users, both Muslim and non-Muslim, from slamming her for her tweets.
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.— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) November 6, 2018
One user commented on the tweet saying: "Youre disgusting too then, because you're are also white." Other users called her a "hypocrite" and a "racist" with one user trying to point out: "You shouldn't stereotype.. ppl are different regardless of colour !!!!"
Muslims immediately took to the social media site and said that she is misrepresenting their religion and one even used the hashtag #notintheirname.
O'Connor announced to the world that she converted to Islam last month by posting pictures of herself wearing a hijab and a video of her reciting the call to prayer.
Her tweet on November 6 read: "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."
One Muslim Twitter user commented on the tweet by saying: "Islam doesn't hate or dislike people on basis of their colour. You must change this thinking Shuhada'. Allah is merciful and Prophet Muhammad (saaw) taught us kindness for all."
Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronouncition wrong because emotions took me from my page... but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come ... https://t.co/vDFyheqOOc— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 19, 2018
Another user wrote: "So you convert to Islam and now you don't want to spend time with white people? If you really think that you're an embarrassment to Islam, and I for one would not want you tarnishing my religion with this hate speech #notintheirname"
Yet another user commented saying: "Islam does not allow u to be a racist. And logically It also does not allow u to generalise. U cant judge millions because of a few, whatever colour they may be."
O'Connor posted again on her page in what seemed like a reference to all the negative comments she was receiving that read: "Forgive me. Sometimes the Lord needs dirty workers ; )"
The mother-of-two was ordained as a Catholic priest in the 1990s and she posted in late October this year: "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada."
The singer also changed her Twitter profile image to that of a Nike tick which had the caption "wear a hijab. Just do it." She also said that she was given her first ever hijab by a friend, Elaine, and said that she "got chills all over" her body when she put it on.