Jermaine Jackson , Michael’s eldery brother has claimed that Michael Jackson had taken interest in Islam.Jermaine himself converted to Islam in 1989 and when to pelgrimage to Mecca. In 2005 when Michael was accused once again of child molestation and he was acquitted by that , Michael considered to follow the steps of his brother Jermaine.
Jermaine said, “When I came back from Mecca I got him a lot of books and he asked me lots of things about my religion and I told him that it’s peaceful and beautiful.
“He read everything and he was proud of me that I found something that would give me inner strength and peace.
“I think it is most probable that Michael will convert to Islam.
“He could do so much, just like I am trying to do. Michael and I and the word of God, we could do so much.”
It was no secret that after Michael was accused of the child molestations he was fed up with the states and moved to Bahrein , where he lived in peace the last years of his life. It was only for the rehearsals of the THIS IS IT concert that Michael decided to move back to LA just for rehearsing. He also donated a lot o money to built a state of the art Mosque in Bahrein as token of his love towards Islam.
ccording to an article in a British newspaper, the Telegraph, Michael Jackson followed the example of his brother, Germaine, and embraced Islam last year.
Here is an excerpt from the Telegraph’s article by Graham Tibbetts, dated November 21, 2008:
[...] According to The Sun, the ceremony took place while Jackson, 50, was recording an album at the home of Steve Porcaro, a keyboard player who composed music on his Thriller album.
The former Jackson 5 star was counselled by David Wharnsby, a Canadian songwriter, and Phillip Bubal, a producer, who have both converted.
A source said Jackson had appeared a “bit down” and added: “They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.
“An imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.” [...]
He wanted to do something back for the Muslim community that has welcomed him with so much love and let him stay with them as if he is family. Michael who got fed up by the western media , who even ridiculled him more after he was acquitted , run away from the US and lived in peace in Bahrein , where he would return back to withh his children . Also Michael had a special bond wit Europe , especially England, as why he decided to do his last tour there…