After Lohan wiped her Instagram account clean and wrote “Alaikum salam” in her bio, Muslims started tweeting messages of congratulations to the actress. Alaikum Salaam is an Islamic greeting that translates to “and unto you peace” in Arabic.
Within the last year, Lohan has spent a lot of time in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Dubai.
Lohan also traveled to Turkey to volunteer and be an advocate for refugees. She also went on the Turkish TV show Habertürk to speak about the immense backlash she faced in the United States for embracing Islam.
“They crucified me for it in America,” Lohan said. “They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran.”
Lohan said she befriended a lot of friends who are Saudi when she moved to London and one of them gave her the Quran she was pictured holding.
“I was so happy to leave [America] and go back to London after that, because I felt so unsafe in my own country,” Lohan added. “If this [Islam] is something that I want to learn, this is my own will.”source