Simon Cowell to convert to Islam to marry girlfriend?


2010-03-17 20:20:00
http://sify.com/news/simon-cowell-to-convert-to-islam-to-marry-girlfriend-news-international-kdruucjjedd.html

Mezhgan Hussainy’s family wants music mogul Simon Cowell to convert to Islam before he marries her, says a report.

The ‘American Idol’ judge had proposed to Hussainy last week.

‘They’re very westernised, but no one in their family has ever married a non-Muslim – and they’re not willing for their youngest daughter to become the first,’ digitalspy.co.uk quoted a source as saying about Hussainy’s parents Mary and Sayed.

Hussainy’s sister-in-law Erlene Garcia was also asked to convert before marrying her brother Wahid.

According to Hussainy’s friend, ‘Mezhgan is very reluctant about asking Simon to convert…and she knows how controversial it will be.’

‘Simon might be a big deal in the UK, but there are other people in the Afghan community in Los Angeles who her parents will be more afraid of offending. It would bring shame on their family and community if Simon did not respect their beliefs,’ the friend added.

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5 thoughts on “Simon Cowell to convert to Islam to marry girlfriend?

  1. Being of this community, I am all too familiar with the pressure to “appear Muslim” for the sake of what others will think.

    It’s already the source of a lot of gossip in the community, and the sentiment that keeps coming up is that she should have honor and dignity and not shame her people.

    It’s more about saving face then anything else, and especially because it’s a woman marrying a western man. Often times, the people in the bully bullpen are the least Muslim of all.

    She listened to her family and culture and tried a traditional arranged Afghan marriage at a young age. Now, it’s time to live her life for herself.

    Frankly, what Mezhgan does at the age of 36 is not her parents or the community’s business.

  2. Omg this is cuuuuute!!! I love Simon and if he converted id just laugh lol that’s kinda weird in a cool way every British person would have a heart attack loooool!!! 😄 Muslims around the world would be in hysterics looool!!

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