Is Lauren Booth A Home-Wrecker?

Last week I posted how antisemitic Muslim convert Lauren Booth had apparently found a new husband.

Now the man’s (still) wife is claiming Booth is a home-wrecker who stole him from her!

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Faiza Ahmed has fled her home in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and taken her three children to her brother’s house in Texas to recover from the collapse of her 16-year marriage.

The 37-year-old childminder and bilingual teaching assistant claims that Ms Booth – the half-sister of Cherie Blair – has betrayed her newly acquired Muslim faith.

She accuses her of openly flirting with Sohale in front of her, spending the family celebrations of Ramadan and Eid with him, and marrying him in secret.

Speaking from the house in a gated community where she has taken refuge, Mrs Ahmed said:

‘Lauren destroyed my home. You can’t just put on a hijab and say you are a good Muslim woman – it’s about having boundaries with men, and love and respect for women.

‘She came into my house as my and my husband’s guest and did this under my nose. Her behaviour appals me, and other Muslim women – the very people she professes to support – must now judge her.’

Her words are a major rebuke to Ms Booth, 45, whose Facebook announcement of her marriage was revealed by The Mail on Sunday last week.

It followed a jokey advert placed on the social networking site last year saying she was hunting for a husband, and that ‘Mossad agents, secret drinkers, CIA stooges, men who don’t pray and men who don’t pay’ need not apply.

Last night Mrs Ahmed told how her marriage to Sohale, 49, faltered as he devoted increasing amounts of time to promoting Muslim charity and fundraising events involving Ms Booth.

She knew they were business associates and Sohale described Ms Booth as his ‘sister’ – a Muslim term of respect.

Mrs Ahmed first met Ms Booth, who is now recognised across the United States, Asia and the Middle East as a public speaker, when she came to stay at the Ahmed family home in March 2012.

Mrs Ahmed said: ‘I cooked for her and then I stayed at home with the children while my husband and Lauren went out together. They came home late and I saw how open she was with him

‘She was joking around doing silly accents, Scottish and Asian. It was funny, but in the presence of a supposedly strange man, it was wrong.

‘This is not the way Islam tells a woman to be. Usually reverts [as Muslim converts are called] are even more strict and zealous. They see Islam in black and white, unlike those of us who are born to it.’

Later that evening, after demanding that her husband come upstairs to bed, Mrs Ahmed claims she was shocked to see him emerging from Ms Booth’s room.

‘He said he’d just popped in to collect something and brushed aside my suspicions but I was shocked and furious with him,’ she said.

‘They looked like more than friends or business associates. I was devastated. It was killing me. I told Sohale that even though I knew he was not going to stop seeing her, she was not allowed back into my house.

‘He started going away on business for three and four days at a time, and sometimes being in London at weekends.’


Ms Booth later wed Sohale in a secret nikah, or religious ceremony. Such a ceremony is significant in faith terms but is not recognised as legal in Britain unless it takes place in another country where it is considered a legal way to marry.

Technically, Sohale’s faith permits him to take up to four wives but it is becoming more culturally acceptable to have just one.

Islamic law states a first wife should be informed about subsequent unions and while she cannot object, she should be given the opportunity to ask for a divorce.

But Ms Booth and Sohale kept their nuptials secret from Mrs Ahmed until February this year when she says he asked her for a divorce in a telephone call.

He also sent a text to say he was married.

Read the whole thing.

If this is true, it would just reinforce what we already know about Booth’s character.

Meanwhile, it looks like Booth has removed her Facebook pages.

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  • Jim from Iowa

    You never know; maybe he’s a good cook.

    • Starofdavidscotland

      Flirting with another wife’s man. Under sharia that’s a hanging offence right?

      So Booth must hang!

      • E Pluribus Beagle

        More of a stoney thing I gather.

  • adz

    Israellyycool – a – Lauren is not Antisemtic – Because standing up against Israel is not actually anti semtitic…

    B – The ex wife is off her rocker…. Lauren did not do anything!

    • Aussie Dave

      She has demonstrated she is an antisemite time and again. Here’s just one example.

      True, not everyone against Israel is antisemitic but when you dig deep enough, it is often the case.

      • F Callen

        Why would anyone be against Israel if not for reasons of anti-semitism?

      • Travis

        And every anti-Semite is anti-Israel.

    • Starofdavidscotland

      Adz. Ur either a Palestine floof or an inveterate liar. She’s a Jewhater through and through

    • Starofdavidscotland

      To echo what someone else posted. Why would she stand up against Israel as opposed to , say, apartheid Palestine Saudi Arabia Bahrain Kuwait Iran Afghanistan Egypt Mali Nigeria Sudan Jordan Iraq. Apartheid regimes- either racial sexual or gender apartheid or often all three

    • Cassandra

      Adz, you are a muslim and you are confusing semitic with semtex…(or semtic as you put it)

  • copyleft

    Oh! The horror of it!Couldn’t have even thought that the washed out old hippie currently experimenting with the latest fad to hit half-wits in the West could do anything of this sort!

    With all due respect, Mrs.Ahmed is either the most asinine person in her hemisphere, and/or is delusional in the extreme.

    M/s.Booth and Ahmed apparently ‘run a charity’ for Palestinians -a very rewarding profession,so much so that Mr.Ahmed left his erstwhile job to join Ms.Booth in her chosen line of trade.The next time Ms.Booth decries Israeli policies which she accuses of ‘starving Gazans’ one might as well ask, how many pounds she has gained ever since starting her ‘charity’.

  • jpl

    I read the whole story (thanks for link) and especially many of the reader comments. Not much love for Lauren there. But you have to wonder what hidden talents she may have, considering that wife #1 is way better looking and younger.

    • Irit

      Maybe it is the fact that she has proven herself to be such a loyal and devoted wife in the past. After all, when her husband was badly injured she waited at least a week to walk out on him and get a divorce.

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  • Cassandra

    Obviously the ex wife knows little of her own cult:

    Qur’an (2:223) – “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…”


    “Ibn Ishaq (970) – “The adulterer must be stoned.” These words were a part of Muhammad’s farewell address to his people on the occasion of his final pilgrimage to Mecca.”


    Quran (4:3) – “Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess.” (

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  • moshe

    bla bla bla bla….. poor people…

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