Sarah Jane Booth, sister-in-law of former British PM Tony Blair was born and grew up in North London. Booth is a sister of Cherie Blair who is a wife of Tony Blair. In 1997, Booth entered journalism. She was a vocal opponent of the Iraq War giving speeches at many rallies against the invasion.
In August 2008 she traveled to Gaza by ship from Cyprus, along with 46 other activists. In 2010, Booth reverted to Islam. Booth appeared at the Islam Channel’s Global Peace and Unity event on 23 October 2010, dressed in loose clothing and with a Hijab, declaring: “My name is Lauren Booth, and I am a Muslim”.