Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth explains why she became a Muslim
It’s in an article by her in the Mail.
What would be perfect: that Blair’s Israel-hating wife Cherie Booth follows in her sister’s footsteps. Let Blair, the hopeless liberal fool, try to sort that out.
Richard P. writes:
I noticed in her article and a previous one that Lauren Booth had only read about 60 pages of the Koran before converting, and has only read about 100 pages to date. She says she has a “relationship” with a couple of mosques and hopes to eventually “make a routine of going at least once a week.” Her entire article on converting to Islam is about as thoughtful as an explanation for why she has decided to take up gardening.Leonard D. writes:
Let me second Richard P. in a good horse-laugh at Lauren Booth. Rationality had nothing whatsoever to do with her conversion (if it may be called that). I am very much reminded of Chesterton’s famous quote: “When people cease to believe in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” I guess anything can include an alien deity! (What she makes of her new God, she does not say; He doesn’t seem to enter her mind at all. Instead, it is the status of women that seems to consume her. She’s a Protestant Muslim!)Amit G. writes:
Lawrenve, you are a very, very good man. By posting the lauren booth article where she shows everyone how her noew religion is benefiting herself and her daughters, this si a very positive note for vfr. Thank you very much for hi-liting how a religion can be a positife force in the life of a woman who was alienated from life before and now has the sunshine shining on her and lighting up the dark path. You balance the negatif with the positive outstandingly.A. Lee writes:
Having read the entirety of her article, I believe it is easier to explain her conversion as psychological coping strategy for rejection by her father, having been upstaged by her sister, and divorced from her husband. In the article, she freely admits to her children’s delight at her declaration that she would abstain from smoking, drinking, and decolletage. She takes passing shots at her father’s alcoholism, and mentions her broken marriage. By the secular-Western standards, she is a failure, an aging single mother desperate for sexual attention, whose children are ashamed of her behavior. She receives no consolation from the feminist sisterhood, as she has accomplished nothing noteworthy in her professional career, unlike her sister. Indeed, even in this article she is identified as Tony Blair’s sister-in-law. Her primary identity comes through her sister.LA to Daniel F.:
Thanks for this.Daniel F. replies:
You’re welcome. Incidentally, and not surprisingly, you and the First Things site (not that there’s any connection between you, other than being traditiionally Christian) are both far more supportive of Israel than the majority of non-Orthodox American rabbis. I note this sadly, as my late father was a Conservative rabbi.
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