Lindsay Lohan might be converting to Islam, but how is that our business?

Published: January 18, 2017
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Actress Lindsay Lohan rehearses a scene from "Speed-the-Plow" by David Mamet at the Playhouse Theatre in London in this file photo taken September 30, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

A blogger posted a screenshot of Lindsay Lohan’s new Instagram bio. She had deleted all her posts and the bio read “Alaikum salam” which translates to “peace be unto you.”

As a joke, I took a screenshot of the bio and put it up as my cover photo on Facebook. One of my friends asked in the comments,

 “What?”

Another one commented,

“All she has to do is be herself.”

Lindsay Lohan has been the poster child for Hollywood’s influence gone wrong on child stars. From her shopping habits, to friendships, to her drug addiction; everything about her has been considered public property. Her dirty laundry was never hers in the first place. It was tabloid fodder from which media outlets could just cause a buzz and find something to talk about. Lohan’s life had never been hers. But over the past couple of years, things have been changing. Maybe it’s because social media enables celebrities to post pictures of the parties they go to before they hit the tabloids, or maybe it’s because we’re slowly becoming more aware of how the paparazzi culture affects celebrities and their lives, and things are being done about it. Lohan has managed to rise above the past and evolve into someone who’s staying out of trouble.

That is, until this screenshot happened and I got those comments. I think a part of me wanted to know how the world would react to this, so I posted it. And the comments I got really helped prove to me why Lohan’s updated bio matters.

The two comments I got on the picture really explain everything that’s wrong and right in our minds and how we perceive people. Let’s talk about the ‘what’ comment first. We question every step and every intention of every person and have made it become an integral part of the conversationalist culture we are growing up in.

  • vinsin

    Nope it is important to know, if she ever try to change her religion from Islam once accepted then she must be killed for apostasy. Religion being a personal matter is completely against Islam.

    Your thinking is like that of a Hindu not Muslims. Being a Pakistani you should be supporting Mapilla riots and Noakhali riots.Recommend

  • Everlast

    Maybe because you have started writing about it!Recommend

  • Huzur

    Converting to faith of her choice is a personal decision.however she should also accept the current unpopularity and it consequences.Recommend

  • Farhan Khan

    Yeah but ‘Amir Khan (Boxer) sex tape leak’ is surely our business… pathetic EXpress TribuneRecommend

  • Ahmar

    We are not judging and frankly no one really cares. You are the one who decided to write a full blog over this and bring her alleged conversion into spotlight.Recommend

  • liberal-lubna-fromLahore

    fake pakistani liberals just cant digest the fact that people from a place, that they so desperately worship and seek asylum to, are being attract to the religion of truth and peace.

    Fake pakistani liberals must be really banging their heads against the walls right now of how something like this could happen in such chaotic times.
    A liberal westernized open minded free spiritied white woman has converted to Islam on her own free will and shunned all critics. On the other hand, you have the blessed ones in Pakistan, pretending to be oppressed and desperate for a free enjoyable in the west, submitting asylum applications in record numbers.

    What a sad state of affairs this is.

    Proud to be muslim and proud to be a conservative Pakistani yet a real liberal.

    #banFAKEliberalsRecommend

  • Milind A

    Looking at the title it appears the author is making a valid argument. However the moment he selectively presents those comments opposing it, his intentions are clear and a closet Islamist comes out. Had the author touched upon the fact that moving out of Islam, invites death penalty, the blog would have made sense.Recommend

  • Fahim

    Please report this article to authoritiesRecommend

  • Sane

    Also tell some thing about Gujarat (India) Massacre of thousands of Muslim in recent past.Recommend

  • Saad

    What’s your business to look around what other people’s businesses are?Recommend

  • shiva the destroyer

    Haha

    Even the poorest muslim in Gujarat has better living standards than the most prosperous muslim in PakistanRecommend

  • lodhi.ee.uet

    We should not be in the business of looking at other peoples’ businesses; we should mind our own business and let others mind their own business. Let us create a world where everybody can go about their business without worrying somebody may become unnecessarily interested in their business.

    #MindYourOwnBusiness
    #StayAwayFromMyBusinessRecommend

  • Jameel

    Don’t be a day dreamer and don’t forgot that India has the most number of poor’s in the world.Recommend

  • Milind A

    Not fake liberals, its the fake momins who hate the West, burn their flags, call for their destruction, but queue up in front of their consulates to get a visa, to rush in kafir lands at the first opportunity. Multitudes of Westerners convert to Buddhism, Hinduism or Eastern spiritual paths, but only conversion to Islam raises hackles? Do you know why?Recommend

  • hore choopo

    Ignorance is a bliss.Remain happy in Fantacies.Recommend

  • shiva the destroyer

    Most number of poors huh….

    Haha….seems like the truth has bitten you hard

    Compare Gujarat cities like Surat Ahmedabad Gandhinagar GIFT city Dholera to the best cities you have in Pakistan

    Compare the infrastructure and living standards…..Even ur most prosperous are beggars compared to the poorest ones

    Why dont you take a tour of Gujarat and see for yourself how Modi haz transformed his home state?Recommend

  • liberal-lubna-fromLahore

    it does raise hackles darling
    its all in your headRecommend