London - (Right-Old-Mess): Ex-UK Prime Monster Tony Blair will convert to Islam within weeks according to reliable Northern Crock Bank account sources who have seen his whopping great big paychecks signed by Prince Bandar.
And to celebrate the occasion of his conversion the king of Sordid Arabia is to finance the building of the Tony Blair Mosque somewhere in the Gaza Strip.
"This is a breath-taking breakthrough in the Global Piss Process," a UN source said today.
The announcement prompted demands from followers of the faith for Blair to come clean about the pesky question of whether he will take a second wife "to show his sincerity and cement his devotion to peace in the Middle East".
Wife Cherie is said to be livid.
"But if the price is right she might just put up with it," said an Israeli Embassy spokesman today.
"It might just help her to get over the whole thing if Prince Bandar includes a nice, bijou country house residence for Cherie and the kids," the source continued.
"Plenty of white elephant developer projects in the stockbroker belt to tempt our Cherie!
"About £50 million should just about do it."
Blair's long-expected switch to Islam is expected to come at an official ceremony in the Abu Hamza memorial wing of Finsbury Park Mosque, sometime before Xmas.