Jackson to Build Mosque in Bahrain

Manama: World’s top pop singer Michael Jackson, who recently settled down in Manama has donated a huge amount of money, the figure was not disclosed, for building a state-of-the-art mosque near his luxury palace in the Bahraini capital, according to his spokesman. The proposed mosque would be designated for learning the principles and teachings of Islam, as well as teaching of English language, for which high-standard teachers would be brought from United States under his personal supervision, the spokesman said.
Jackson did so as a token of appreciation to the Bahraini people, who welcomed him and treated him as if he was one of the citizens of their country.
Michael Jackson has moved to reside in Manama after the long-judicial battle, which ended up with being acquitted of the charges of child molestation.
The court hearings were followed up by news agencies for many months, and the number of reporters who attended and covered them was estimated at more than 2000 from all countries in the world.
It is noteworthy that Germain Jackson, the brother of Michael, had embraced Islam at the beginning of 1990s. He was one of former Jackson Five band and the solo singer had felt his brother Michael has great interest in Islamic books. He was impressed by the tolerant spirit of Islam in his dealing with Arab and Muslim personalities for long years. The most prominent among those figures is Prince Al Waleed bin Talal and the Bahraini royal family.


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