Sinead O’Connor says she won’t spend time with ‘disgusting’ white people after conversion to Islam
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Sinead O’Connor says she won’t spend time with ‘disgusting’ white people after conversion to Islam

IRISH singer Sinead O’Connor, who recently converted to Islam, has said she no longer wants to spend time with ‘disgusting’ white people.

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer revealed last month that she had taken the name Shuhada' Davitt as part of her conversion.

Now she has taken to Twitter to say she never wants to spend ‘one moment’ with a white person.

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

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“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.”

In a series of follow-up tweets, the singer – who was once ordained a priest – also took aim at the Catholic Church and accused US President Donald Trump of ‘spewing satanic filth’.

“Interesting to see if Twitter bans this when it allows people like Trump and Milbank spew the satanic filth upon even my country,” she posted in a follow-up to her first tweet.

Sinead O'Connor pictured in 2013 (Image: Getty)
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She added: “No Irish person on earth would disagree. 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’ (sic).”

The singer’s original tweet drew almost 2,000 replies, with many critical of her comments.

One user, who described herself as a white Muslim’, posted that ‘there is never any excuse for racism’.

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In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail last month, O'Connor – identified by her ‘former’ name – revealed she was collaborating with Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Irish actor Cillian Murphy, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and singer Imelda May for a new EP.

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All proceeds raised from sales of the One More Yard EP will go to a cancer charity.