The "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer, who revealed she was Muslim in 2018, explained on "Good Morning Britain" on Monday, "In Islam, you don’t call it conversion. You call it reversion — the idea is you were born Muslim in the first place, that any person with any logic would realize they were born Muslim all along."
"That's actually what happened to me, by being a theologian all my life. I never thought that I would join any particular religion, but because I grew up in a theocracy, I was very interested in theology," she said. "So I studied all the different religions, and I actually left Islam until last, because I had such a huge amount of prejudice about it actually, you know? But as soon as I read chapter two, I was like, 'Oh my God. I've been a Muslim my whole life and didn't even realize it.'"
O'Connor says that the second chapter of the Koran exists to confirm all previous scripture and "to complain about how all that scripture had been tampered with."
She added that Muslims are very "tender" and "very loving people, despite what anyone may think."