Tony Blair’s sister-in-law converts to Islam
Iran trip prompted journalist Lauren Booth to become a Muslim and wear a hijab
*, Sunday 24 October 2010 14.25 BST 
Lauren Booth, who has become a Muslim. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian
Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has converted to Islam after having what she describes as a “holy experience” during a visit to Iran.
Journalist and broadcaster Lauren Booth, 43 – Cherie Blair’s sister – now wears a hijab whenever she leaves her home, prays five times a day and visits her local mosque whenever she can.
She decided to become a Muslim six weeks ago after visiting the shrine of Fatima al-Masumeh in the city of Qom.
“It was a Tuesday evening and I sat down and felt this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy,” she said in an interview today.
When she returned to Britain, she decided to convert immediately.
Booth – who works for Press TV, the English-language Iranian news channel – has stopped eating pork and reads the Qur’an every day. She is currently on page 60.
Booth has stopped drinking alcohol and says she has not wanted to drink since converting.
Before her spiritual awakening in Iran, she had been “sympathetic” to Islam and has spent considerable time working in Palestine, she said, adding that she hoped her conversion would help Blair change his presumptions about Islam.

3 thoughts on “SO WHY DIDN’T SHE STAY IN IRAN?

  1. She’s waiting for her muslim masters in Britain to give her a job. Being Cherie’ s sister, she is endowed with the same vicious, greedy, treacherous traitorous genes. Cherie fought for terrorists and sought their freedom. Cherie openly and happily pocketed donations from controversial plutocrats, including the Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, the Indian Hinduja brothers, and the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal. In all cases, there were allegations of favours exchanged.

    The family own properties worth a total of £15 million comprising their £3.7 million home in central London and an £800,000 mews house attached, a £5.75 million country home in Buckinghamshire, Mr Blair’s old constituency home in County Durham, flats in Bristol and Strasbourg, and London homes for each of their three eldest children. Nicky Blair, 24, who works as a sports agent, co-owns a £1.13 million town house in London with his mother.

    Lauren wants all that and more too. Cherie had husband Tony Blair to do the stealing and plundering for her. Lauren now has to depend on muslims to achieve that, she hopes.
    Both the Booth sisters are avowed Feminists.

  2. Read what Julie Birchill has to say about Lauren Booth’s conversion.

    It’s hard to know where to start when describing the sheer ickiness of Booth. That she works as a paid stooge for the murderous Iranian regime’s television channel has to come pretty near the top. A woman, choosing to act a front for a gang of thugs who uphold the punishment of death by stoning for adulteresses! This is surely Stockholm Syndrome gone gaga.

    Her entirely inappropriate addiction to the spotlight, although she was obviously designed as one of Nature’s plus-ones, is another stand-out feature. A failed actress, a mediocre hack, it’s pretty fair to say we would never have heard of her had her half-sister not married a man who became Prime Minister. And now her meal-ticket is Mohammed.

    Yes, it seems that even the faith she was raised in isn’t narrow-minded, patriarchal and oppressive enough for the sensation-hungry Booth, who having tried everything else is so jaded that she can only get a kick from self-denial. (There does seem to be a particular affinity between Catholics and Muslims – Jew-hating is a great bonding agent.) And a kick it is – she describes her engagement with faith in terms that veer between the drooling of a clammy adolescent (“this shot of spiritual morphine, just absolute bliss and joy”) and that of a recovering alcoholic clinging desperately to the wreckage of her sobriety (“I haven’t had a drink in 45 days!”)

    We’ve all done embarrassing things, but the spectacle of Booth attempting to rap in the celebrity jungle does seem to indicate that she is the sort of dweeb who would do anything to get in with the tough kids – who she now perceives as being the Muslims.

    Maybe like a lot of Western cowards, she thinks that if she sucks up to Islamism hard enough she will be spared its rage. Personally, I prefer to aspire to the words of the great Spanish anti-fascist activist Dolores “La Pasionaria” Ibarruri; “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

    As I pointed out in this column a while back, the website, a voice of the country’s exiles, recently ran a photo of Miss Booth in full modesty drag, with the headline HAS THIS WOMAN GONE MAD? and the comment “in donning the hijab, she is kowtowing to the very fundamentalism that holds the fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in its hands … To use the language that Booth might to describe Israel’s excesses, it is shameful and disgusting that she a) works for Press TV, and b) agrees to wear Islamic headgear on screen.”

    What sort of woman freely converts to a religion which supports the oppression, torment and murder of thousands of Christians, homosexuals and spirited women, worldwide, every year? The sort of woman who writes love letters to a serial killer, I reckon. Still, might as well look on the bright side. Go on, Lauren, treat yourself to a full-face and – most essentially – mouth-covering burka!

    If your Iranian paymasters and puppet-masters won’t spring for it, I’d be more than happy to.
    Julie Burchill.

    Now the reader should also understand that her sister Cherie Booth-Blair also has a love for muslims, terrorist muslims. She fights for their freedom

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