UK’s largest paper characterizes Muslim convert as “reverting” to Islam

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A hadith depicts Muhammad as saying: “No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist.” (Sahih Muslim 6426)
So it is Islamic doctrine that everyone is born Muslim, and that people who convert to Islam are “reverting,” that is, returning to their original religion, rather than adopting a new one.
So when Metro says that Lisa Mercedez has “reverted” to Islam, it is assuming the Islamic view that all people are originally Muslim. It looks as if Metro itself has “reverted,” or is at very least bowing in its own way to Britain’s new masters. This would be like saying that a convert to Christianity had “received the light of Christ” or some such. This kind of language has no basis in objective journalism, but of course objective journalism is a thing of the past on both sides of the Atlantic.
“Dancehall star Lisa Mercedez trying to ‘cover up more’ after reverting to Islam,” by Alicia Adejobi, Metro, April 22, 2020:
Dancehall star Lisa Mercedez reveals how she is making great effort to ‘cover up more’ and ditch the skimpy outfits after reverting to Islam.
The Jamaican-born rapper has celebrated the life change by releasing her new song, Shahada, just two months after reverting…

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