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Troubled pop star Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.

Jackson, 50, was dressed in the Islamic garb as he pledged his allegiance to the Koran at a friend's house in Los Angeles. He sat on the floor as an Imam was called to officiate the ceremony.

Jackson, who was raised a Jehovah's Witness, decided to convert after discussing religion with a music producer and songwriter on his new album - both of them converts to Islam.

"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, and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief," a source was quoted as saying.

Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah's angels.


What a fruit. I hope he decides to blow himself up for the cause.

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King Bizarro becomes Islamic Mikaeel.

The Prince of Puzzlements, Michael Jackson, has converted to the Islamic faith at a ceremony in LA.

Reportedly, Jacko has changed his name to Mikaeel and taken the shahada -- a declaration of belief -- as part of his conversion to Islam, Al-Arabiya.

The ceremony was attended by Yousef Islam, the singer formerly known (and beloved) as Cat Stevens.

The religious rites is said to have taken place at the home of Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro, who composed for Jackson's best-selling Thriller album.

Meanwhile Jackson's lawyer says the newly converted Mikaeel will travel to England to testify in a $7 million breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against him in London's High Court. The suit was filed by the king of Bahrain's son, Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa for alleged failure to collaborate on tunes with the Arabic songsmith. The Sheik advanced Jackon $ and got nada the suit alleges.

Just when you thought MJ couldn't get any weirder ...

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