And why exactly do Muslims get better jail food?
“Brown’s Islamic Conversion,” from PR Inside, with thanks to Nick:
Former STONE ROSES frontman IAN BROWN told prison authorities that he was Muslim so he could get better food in jail.
The rocker, who in 1999 served two months in a Manchester, England, jail for threatening an air stewardess, didn’t fully convert to Islam – he just wanted to eat the food on the Muslim menu.
Brown says, “My sister bought me the Koran in 1990. I always thought the stories in it were magical.
“So I’d already had a love affair with it, but when I got in jail the first day, I saw what everyone else was eating. I didn’t know what the f**k was in the pies, but the lads said if you were Muslim you got chickpeas, lentils, rice, chicken curry on a Friday.
“So I said my religion was Muslim.”
If Brown is no longer saying he’s a Muslim, I hope he has hired a few bodyguards.