The Irish singer formerly known as Sinead O’Connor has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt, CNN reports.
O’Connor announced the move on Twitter on Oct. 19, writing: “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.”
CNN notes: “She spells her new name, which means ‘one who bears witness’ in Arabic, with an apostrophe at the end. Shuhada’ comes from the Arabic word Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith in which Muslims state (or bear witness to) their belief that there is only one God and Mohammed is his final prophet.
“The name also means ‘martyrs’ in Arabic.”
The singer has been posting under her new name on Twitter, including the photo of herself below …