Reports Say Michael Jackson Has Converted to Islam
Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:55 AM PDT

Michael Jackson JacksonConverts200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Michael Jackson has reportedly converted to Islam and changed his name to 'Mikaeel' the UK's The Sun Newspaper is reporting.

Jackson, who was raised a Jehova's Witness, had previously spoken of his interest in converting after his acquittal for child molestation charges, but finally pledged allegiance to the Koran at a friends home in Los Angeles recently, claims the paper.

Michael took the Muslim name "Mikaeel", which is also the name of one of Allah’s angels.

A source who attended the conversion ceremony told The Sun, “Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa — meaning “the chosen one”.

Singer Yousef Islam, who was known as Cat Stevens before he converted, was reportedly present for the ceremony.