Lohan has spent the past few months visiting Turkish refugee camps and hospitals. In her interview with the Daily Mail, Lohan responded to live viewers who asked whether she had converted to Islam, as several media reports over the past few months had suggested. The actress said she hadn’t yet converted but had been studying the Quran.
“I’ve studied the Quran for quite some time,” she said. “It’s a process to convert to anything. I respect all religions… it’s a beautiful religion and I am a very spiritual person… it’s something I’ve been studying. You can’t just convert overnight to a religion.”
‘Anything’s possible; this is more of a personal journey,’ she continued. ‘A lot of different religions and spiritualities appeal to me. Lohan said she is remaining positive about the state of politics in the U.S. She said she wants to meet with President Donald Trump to speak about immigration policy and to encourage him to follow Turkey’s lead when it comes to accepting Syrian immigrants.
“I think broaden his ideas of it, because he hasn’t been there in Turkey, just to see it, and show America in the right light, helping refugees, and that it’s a positive thing,” Lohan said.
The actress also defended the president, telling the paper that he was undoubtedly going to be closely “scrutinized” due to being in the public eye.
“He is the president — we have to join him,” she said. “If you can’t beat him, join him.”
However she admitted: ‘I was scared to come here with everything going on because of my personal beliefs.’
Lohan’s desire to bring together the heads of state and celebrities comes on the heels of her recent tour of Syrian refugee camps in Turkey. She posted with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a 7-year-old Syrian refugee on her Instagram account.
“Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has a very big heart, and his country stands by him,’ she said, without touching on the very recent military coup there. ‘I think we all need to unite like that.”