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Old 09-18-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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From MTV to Mecca

In the early 1990s Kristiane Backer was one of the very first presenters on MTV (Europe).

(in 1995), after travelling more widely in the Islamic world and knowing that she had discovered her spiritual path, she embraced Islam in a London mosque.


http://kristianebacker.com/images/stories/backer/muslima/images/z01_HAJJ_0506_Y-_Mecca_266__261__337_450_100.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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My condolences to her.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Do you have some question or point of discussion?
Otherwise people will just give their own thoughts on why you posted this.

I think you posted this because you feel bad for the poor lady.
I will add my condolences to ditchlights.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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If she's happy and not hurting anyone that's fine for her.

I think it might be better though if we just had a unified "celebrity conversions" thread. Along with a "celebrity apostasy" thread for those into "de-conversion" stories. Having a new thread for every MTV presenter or rapper who becomes Muslim or whatever kind of starts becoming too much. I mean unless you know the person does it really merit a discussion?
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'd like to know what the point of the OP is. Yes, condolences to the woman.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:09 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'd have to read the article, but I don't think anyone put a gun to her head and said "be Muslim." Or even said "become Muslim or I won't love you anymore." She's a grown woman making her own choices. Even if one thinks their terrible choices I don't think "condolences" are anything except condescending.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Cat Stevens did, too. And you'll notice that he never had another hit record.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Cat Stevens' time in the Top 40 was well over by the time he became a Muslim. I don't think he cares about hit recordings. To his credit, he publicly protested Muslim terrorism.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Mike Tyson at Mecca Holy Land
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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Mike Tyson at Mecca Holy Land
Mike Tyson's elevator doesn't go all the way to his penthouse.
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