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Self-loathing of the day: Janet Jackson converts to Islam to marry — in Qatar


Some women are apparently full of self-loathing and want nothing more but to make their life difficult. Too many people know nothing about the realities of Islam. Janet Jackson is clearly one of these people.
As soon as Jackson marries in Qatar she automatically becomes a Qatari citizen. Wissam Al-Mana can then take full ‘ownership’ of her if he wants, like a slave master, and he is completely in charge of running her life. She cannot travel anywhere without his permission and he can take all her legal documents (ID, passports, cards) from her. All her accounts and properties are also legally under his ownership. She ceases to be a human being but becomes a slave and an object subject to his whims. If she’s lucky, he’s a good person. If he’s not, she will soon find out because many Muslim men change once they marry a non-Muslim.
Should she want to leave the country she would need a letter of approval from him or else she can’t go anywhere. And if he decides, she cannot even leave her house without his permission or without a chaperon. American laws will cease to protect her and can no longer intervene on her behalf, even if she was born in the U.S. While her freedom is completely stunted, unless he grants her freedom, Wissam Al-Mana can go wherever he likes, and marry as many women he likes. Jackson, however, has no freedom at all to decide over her life or even to decide to get a divorce should she want to.
If the couple have children they automatically become his property without Jackson having any entitlements to them. Jackson’s entire life and future will depend on his personal choice (and her luck) to be a good man, or to be a bad man.
Let’s say, for the sake of example, that he is an abusive husband. If he decides to abuse her, assault her or rape her — there is no law she can turn to for protection that make it illegal for him to do so. She will not be able to apply for a divorce should she want to, granted only under extreme circumstances with Sharia courts, and only by his approval.
On the bright side: Women do, however, have permission to drive in Qatar in the past few years. Only with the husbands permission, however. The Qatari Criminal Code allow punishments such as flogging and stoning. Modern day slavery is still practices as is the death penalty by beheading and crucifixion. Women have recently been given the right to vote – except a new religious duty was put in place that basically force people to vote for a man…

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Janet Jackson’s $20m “dream” (nightmare) Qatari wedding

Singer reported to have converted to Islam

By Bang
Published Saturday, October 06, 2012
Janet Jackson and her uber-Muslim fiancé, Qatari Wissam al Mana. (GETTY/AFP)

Janet Jackson and her fiancé Wissam Al Mana are reportedly planning to get married in Doha, Qatar in 2013.

The couple hope to tie the knot in Doha where the billionaire was born and are making arrangements for the ceremony to take place in 2013.

Janet and Wissam will be wedded in a Muslim ceremony. A renown Turkish author, Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya), is also making the claim that the 46-year-old Janet Jackson has converted to Islam — as did her brother, Michael Jackson — and is choosing to keep her new religion a secret from her fans.

According to an insider the wedding will be “one of the biggest, most memorable extravaganzas in recent history”.

The source added to National Enquirer magazine: “They have tentatively set a late 2013 wedding date. But they are still working out the details and the exact day.”

They will reportedly spend $3 million to fly in their 500 wedding guests from all over the world, while Wissam wants to give all attendees a $10,000 Rolex watch each as a thank you for attending.

The insider added: “Wissam is going to splash big when he marries Janet. It’s going to be the wedding of the century.”

Janet and Wissam allegedly got engaged last year after Wissam, a billionaire whose family has extensive reaches in the real estate and media spheres, proposed to her with a stunning 15 carat diamond ring. The couple met in December of 2009 after Janet gave a special performance in the Middle East and the rest, so it seems, is history. The couple was supposedly shooting for a 2011 wedding, but they ultimately tempered their excitement and chose to hold off for a couple of years so they could have time to plan the festivities.

Janet has been dating Wissam – who is almost a decade younger than her – since summer 2010.

The 46-year-old singer – the sister of the late Michael Jackson – has previously insisted there is nothing wrong with dating younger men as long as the couple is happy.

Janet – who was in a seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri – said: “My mother always raised us to believe that age was just a number. All of us – my sisters, my brothers – we’ll just tell you our ages because it’s all about where you are mentally and how you feel about yourself. It doesn’t matter.”

20 thoughts on “Self-loathing of the day: Janet Jackson converts to Islam to marry — in Qatar

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  2. Your argument is thought provoking, however, I disagree with most of your assumption. For example, I do not think that your assumption that once a woman marries a citizen of Qatar, she will become his ‘slave’ is grounded by Islamic Law. I do think that Janet Jackson is smart enough to know what she was getting into. There are documents that she needed to sign under law about what her rights are as a wife of Wissam Al-Mana. Although Muslim men can have up to four wives as long as he looks after them and treats them equally, it is not longer being followed as more women are becoming more independent as they strive hard to gain their rights. Also, under Sharia Law, women are given rights to retain their own name if they wish to do so. You are right about in case of breakdown of marriage, the children are usually kept by the men on his home country. However, your assumption of “children [will be] automatically become his property without Jackson having any entitlements to them” can be challenged in court and custody is granted accordance with Islamic Law. Younger children are typically under the custody of the mother until the child reaches adolescence. Also, being someone famous, in case Janet Jackson will become a battered wife, I do not think she will kept mum about it and will not bring it to court. Honestly, I do not know where you get most of your assumptions, however, I hope that in your next blog post, it will be somehow well-researched and not just throwing some information that will either anger your readers or scare those who are not well-informed about this subject matter.

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  3. Your argument is thought provoking, however, I disagree with most of your assumption. For example, I do not think that your assumption that once a woman marries a citizen of Qatar, she will become his ‘slave’ is not grounded by Islamic Law. I do think that Janet Jackson is smart enough to know what she was getting into. There are documents that she needed to sign under law about what her rights are as a wife of Wissam Al-Mana. Although Muslim men can have up to four wives as long as he looks after them and treats them equally, it is not longer being followed as more women are becoming more independent as they strive hard to gain their rights. Also, under Sharia Law, women are given rights to retain their own name if they wish to do so. You are right about in case of breakdown of marriage, the children are usually kept by the men on his home country. However, your assumption of “children [will be] automatically become his property without Jackson having any entitlements to them” can be challenged in court and custody is granted accordance with Islamic Law. Younger children are typically under the custody of the mother until the child reaches adolescence. Also, being someone famous, in case Janet Jackson will become a battered wife, I do not think she will kept mum about it and will not bring it to court. Honestly, I do not know where you get most of your assumptions, however, I hope that in your next blog post, it will be somehow well-researched and not just throwing some information that will either anger your readers or scare those who are not well-informed about this subject matter.

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    • I do not underestimate the knowledge of the critics or anyone responsible of this blog. The argument I have presented is a universal truth that non-Muslim women who marries a Muslim man is not treated as slave. Though maybe your arguments were true years ago, we live in a world where people are constantly wanting to have their freedom completely. To be honest, today in class I just watched a documentary about Islam. And I may quote, “the Qur’an eradicates many negative attitudes toward women” and that includes a wife being treated as a property and not as an equal.

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  4. @ sarah
    go read your quran and explain to us the 164 verses of hate and death against us non muslims, dont just write BS for the sake of taqueeya

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  5. Janet, do not idolize money. Money means nothing. Money will evaporate someday. Surrender ur soul to our lord and saviour, Jesus christ who shed his blood to buy ur soul back from satan. Come to Jesus christ. Leave this muslim billionaire alone. Repent and turn to Jesus christ.

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  6. Janet do not marry a muslim because of money. Do not trade ur soul to satan because of temporary enjoyment in satanic religion of islam. Cancel ur marriage plans to this muslim. Islam is a false religion. There is no salvation in islam. Jesus christ is the saviour of the world. Do not follow the bad example of ur muslim brother, Jermaine. Prophet muhammed is in hell now with ur brother michael jackson.

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  7. Janet Jackson u are a lost soul. You are going to hell if you fail to repent from your evil ways. U were in jehovah witness cult before and now u are in fake religion of Islam. Islam will lead u to eternal hell. Acknowledge that u are a sinner in need of salvation. Jesus christ shed his precious blood for your sins. Accept Jesus christ into ur life as your lord and personal saviour. Repent from ur immoral lifestyle. Islam can never save ur soul from hell. Only Jesus christ can save your soul from hell. Hell is real.

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  8. Wow! The blogger who wrote the article with some knowledge on Islam really knows not much on Islam at all! And why are you using the word slave? Just Google Islam and you will find that a Muslim woman when she marries another Muslim, what she comes into the marriage with, property, etc remains hers. Unless the man gives his wife money before a divorce, in case of a divorce, what he has remains his as well. I really hate stupid ignorant bloggers!

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  9. yes MANYYYYY. I beg you, buy a ticket, come see. lol. My own teacher was a jew, my friends CEO at the company was a jew. There are jewish temples in Syria. There are even Bahraini Jews, etc. This is a known fact. The only jews the middle-eastern hate are the ones who murder and try to take land from the Palestinians and some how try and justify it. Yet if someone did the same to them they wouldn’t accept. Lets face it, since birth of religion jews and muslims have issues. This isn’t something new. But no one has problem with the jews that speak of peace or are kind hearted and not full of hate. There are quite a few israeli jews that i met in Chicago and New York during a conference who are against what their country is doing to Palestine. Even attended a conference in the UAE on this issue. NOT all see things BLACK AND WHITE like you

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    • @ Sarah,
      If u believe Jews were also created by God then why dont u love them, why dont muslims let them leave in Israel? I’m not an expert in this but i always wonder why dont they( Jews and muslims) live in peace in the middle east!! May the good Lord bless the troubled part of middle east with heavenly peace.

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  10. Funny cuz i’ve lived for a few years studying abroad in Syria, Dubai, and Lebanon. Most of my friends were Christian, a few indians, and of course the Americans that were with me. We went to beaches, had shisha at the local cafes, watched them go to church and pray during their Diwali traditions of india (which don’t even worship GOD) So i suggest you come try it out then decide. Perhaps you can do a survey. GO ahead and GOOGLE these countries and im sure you’ll see normal people. I CAN NOT BELIEVE i even have to explain this to someone in this day of age and that im even wasting my time.

    Continue your pathetic site. SURE lost some of my precious time trying to explain chinese to a deaf man it seems

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  11. If you know history, which i doubt you do you will know that in Lebanon, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, etc…indeed there are numerous churches, temples, etc…. In Bab Touma in Syria the first church and first mosque are right next to each other where people have been praying for thousands of years
    And in the US when people go in an shoot classrooms, or when a dad rapes and murders his own daughter, or when a mental ill man shoots his associates, (the list goes on and on) they aren’t considered crazy terrorists?

    Unfortunately it’s ignorant people that are racist and only see hate and negativity in anything that is not 100% of what they want or believe.

    The true fact is that GOD created black, white, red, chinese, hindu, muslims, jews, christians, etc…so i think GOD Loves ALL! it’s the people who have to learn to be good faithful worshipers and good to mother earth and it’s people. FOR EVERY HATE you teach……and preach…has a domino effect. One that will continue to bring negativity back and back to you forever.

    At least ISLAM has more rights for a woman than any other religion. But you can’t read between the lines as u only want to see what you want to see. You can’t judge an entire religion on some fanatics? I’m sure you’ve seen some crazy backward christians or jews.

    OPEN A BOOK

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  12. tisk tisk tisk….and your hate comes out….you can have no love for anyone or anything or stand for anyone to have an opinion other than yours with hate like that…

    too funny. ENJOY! :)

    And by the way my last name isn’t abdul. is yours berg? lol

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  13. hahahah where the HELL do you get your facts from????? Is this what you think people in the Gulf live like??? close-thick minded people like you only believe such stereotypes like what you’ve mentioned below. Are you also from the “people” who believe no one but your kind have a soul loool.

    FACT: YES SHE IS ENGAGED TO THE QATAR GUY

    PATHETIC FALSENESS: BELOW
    As soon as Jackson marries in Qatar she automatically becomes a Qatari citizen. Wissam Al-Mana can then take full ‘ownership’ of her like a slave master, and he is completely in charge of running her life. She cannot travel anywhere without his permission and he can take all her legal documents (ID, passports, cards) from her. All her accounts and properties are also legally under his ownership. Should she want to leave the country she would need a letter of approval from him or else she can’t go anywhere. And if he decides, she cannot even leave her house without his permission or without a chaperon.

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