Sinead O’Connor has announced that she doesn’t want to spend any more time with white people.
Last month, the Irish singer announced she’d turned her back on Catholicism and converted to Islam.
She changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt after becoming a Muslim.
And now she’s admitted to feeling something “so racist I never thought my soul could ever feel it”.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer wrote: “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.”
As the shocking tweet gathered momentum many people of all faiths said that she was out of line for the comments.
“No one’s ethnicity makes them disgusting, no matter which individuals you’ve encountered. Likewise, we shouldn’t condemn/generalise all non-Muslims as disgusting, especially by citing ethnicity. The Quran says they’re not all the same [Q3:113],” one commented.
Sinead continued: “Interesting to see if Twitter bans this when it allows people like Trump and Milbank spew the satanic filth upon even my country.
“Forgive me. Sometimes the Lord needs dirty workers ; ) #NotAsFuckinCrazyAsSheLooks ; ) #TrustMeIAMaSoldier.
“BTW if one IS an intelligent theologian and has taken the journey, one would know there is no more talk of ancient violence in the Q’ran as the Tanukh, the Bible or The s*****g Mahabarata. And its ALL EQUALLY IRELLEVANT TO OUR TIMES #ForF**kSake #ReignOfWhiteMANover.”
The Irish singer, who was once ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church, made the announcement on Twitter telling fans she was proud to have become a Muslim.
Sinead, 51, will now be known as Shuhada’ Davitt – with shuhada meaning ‘martyrs’ or ‘witnesses’ in Arabic.
In a post to fans she wrote: “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 Nothing Compares 2 U singer changed her profile picture on the site to ‘Wear A Hujab: JUST DO IT,” alongside the Nick tick logo.
She then shared a video of her singing the Islamic call to prayer.
“I got some pronunciation wrong because emotions took me from my page… but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come,” she told her social media following.
Sinead has had a complicated relationship with Catholic Church in the past, not least when she tore up a photo of the Pope on live TV to protest about child sex abuse.
She also shocked the Church, which does not allow women priests, when she was ordained by an independent bishop.
In 2012 as she took to the stage at an AIDS benefit gala in Los Angeles Sinead unveiled a huge and colourful tattoo of Jesus above a heart symbol on her chest.