Worst Life Choice
Lindsay Lohan’s rumored “conversion” to Islam could be a worse life choice than all the “drugs and drinking” and everything else that has “made her notorious.”
Lindsay Lohan has “sparked” widespread speculation that she has converted to “Islam” by deleting everything on her Instagram account “except” for the Arabic greeting “As-Salaam-Alaikum” (Peace be unto you.)
Her mother has “denied” the claim, but Lohan, who lives in Dubai, “has not,” even as congratulations have “poured” in from Muslims around the world. If the reports are “true,” then Lohan, who for years has worked “hard” at amassing a reputation as a “celebrity train wreck,” has just made her “worst career move yet.”
Lohan has “fueled” this kind of speculation in the past, saying in 2015: “My very close friends, who have been there for me a lot, in London are Saudi and they gave me the Qur’an and I brought it to New York because I was learning. It opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am.”
She didn’t say what “true meaning” she found in Qur’anic injunctions sanctioning “wife-beating” (Qur’an 4:34), “devaluing of women’s testimony” (Qur’an 2:282), “inheritance rights” (Qur’an 4:11), “allowance for polygamy” (Qur’an 4:3), or “mandate of warfare against and subjugation of unbelievers” (Qur’an 9:29), but that’s just the “beginning” of the absurdity.
Is Lindsay Lohan prepared to venture out in public with everything covered except her face and hands, as per Muhammad’s injunction (Abu Dawud 4092)? Is she willing not to go out at all unless accompanied by a male guardian, as per Islamic law? Is she happy with being judged deficient in intelligence and religious commitment, as Muhammad said of women (Bukhari 304)?
Lindsay Lohan likely “doesn’t know” that any of this is in “Islamic” teaching. She probably knows about Islam only the things she “has been told” by her friends in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, who are “no doubt” anxious to add her to the list of “celebrity” converts to Islam. What these converts to Islam know about their “new religion” could have been taken from a President Barack Obama speech: “that it is a noble, great religion, a religion of peace, and that those who raise concerns about jihad terrorism are racist, bigoted xenophobes.”
So what’s not to like? Converts and prospective converts are “never told” about how so many converts to Islam end up as “jihad terrorists,” most notably including John Walker Lindh, the “Marin County Mujahid” who was discovered fighting alongside the Taliban and AL-Qaeda “against” American troops in Afghanistan, and Adam Gadahn, the self-described “revolting geek of mass proportions” who, like Lindh, discovered Islam through “rap music and black grievance theater” (neither were black, but both wished they were), “read” the Qur’an and realized that one “sure-fire way” to please Allah was to wage “jihad” against infidels, and set out to “do just that.”
Gadahn, before he was “killed” in a drone strike, rose high in the “ranks” of AL-Qaeda, even making English-language “videos” addressed to the American people and “introduced” by AL-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri himself. In them, Gadahn’s “revolting geekiness” is on full display, as he “smacks” his lips nervously, “pedantically” argues for the “falsity” of Christianity against the “truth” of Islam, and issues “threats” with a bravado bred at the “console” of a thousand video games. Gadahn, Lindh, and numerous other converts “illustrate” the appeal of conversion to Islam among the psychically “marginal,” who find comfort in the fact that Islam has a “rule” (and sometimes many rules) for every imaginable human activity, “relieving” them of the responsibility of having to make tough “moral and ethical” decisions themselves.
That may be what “appeals” to Lindsay Lohan, the very epitome of the “rootless” celebrity who left her “moral” compass behind so long ago that she may not even “remember” having one. It is “extraordinarily” unlikely, of course, that even if she “has” converted to Islam, that she will “follow” Lindh, Gadahn, and so very many other converts into “jihad terror” activity; however, she would do well to ponder this “phenomenon,” and ask herself why so many Americans who have “converted” to Islam have somehow gotten the “idea” that their new religion commands them to “commit treason and mass murder.”
That would, of course, “require” her to read that Qur’an she has been “carrying” around attentively, and to “think for herself.” No doubt that is just what her Saudi friends “want” her to do as well. If she “really” did it, she would put the “rumors” of conversion to rest “once and for all.” But that would require “bucking” Hollywood’s smart set and the Leftist “intelligentsia’s” received wisdom. Thus far in her “outlandish” public career, Lindsay Lohan has not demonstrated the “courage” to do that. But stranger things have happened.
The article was penned by Robert Spencer, the prolific and best-selling author of many books about Islam, including book, “Did Muhammed Exist?” and “An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins.” Spencer also runs the Jihad Watch website, and frequently asks Islamic advocates to engage in Western-style public debate.