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Is “Creeping Shariah” Coming to Hollywood? Liam Neeson Moved by “Mosques” and the “Call to Prayer”

28 January 2012 58 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Liam Neeson in "The Clash of the Titans"

Liam Neeson in "The Clash of the Titans"

Is “Creeping Shariah” Coming to Hollywood? Liam Neeson Moved by “Mosques” and the “Call to Prayer”

Islamophobes and anti-Muslim haters are all in a tizzy about some kind words that Liam Neeson had to say about Islam and the “beautiful mosques” he encountered in Turkey. The Sun magazine, a British tabloid ran the sensational headline, Liam Neeson: I May Become a Muslim.

Apparently this is the statement they are basing his consideration of Islam on:

“The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

“There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”

To me it sounds like Liam is being nice and appreciating the beauty that he most likely is able to find in various cultures and traditions. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think his words are just hollow sentiment, I think he probably was truly impressed and perhaps he is considering Islam, but of course those who take perpetual offense cannot concede that anyone, let alone a “celebrity,” could see anything beautiful within Islam or Muslim countries.

The ever hysterical Debbie Schlussel for instance thinks Neeson should change his name to Al-Moron. Failed comic book writer Bosch Fawstin is also offended, as are are a plethora of other Islamophobes.

Perhaps they will chalk it up to the secret-Muslamic-creeping-Shariah take over of Hollywood?:

Liam Neeson: I may become a Muslim

(The Sun)

HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is considering giving up his Catholic belief and becoming a Muslim.

The actor, 59, admitted Islamic prayer “got into his spirit” while filming in Turkish city Istanbul.

He said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

“There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”

Liam was raised in Northern Ireland as a devout Catholic and altar boy and was named after the local priest.

But the star — whose wife Natasha Richardson died aged 45 in a skiing accident in 2009 — has spoken about challenges to his faith.

He said: “I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What’s it all about?

“I’m constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.”

Liam was criticised in 2010 after claiming Narnia lion Aslan — voiced by him in the movies — is not based on Christ as CS Lewis had claimed but in fact all spiritual leaders including Mohammed.

His latest film The Grey, about an oil drilling team who crash in freezing Alaska, is released in the UK on Friday.


  1. May Allah guide him to the straight path! Ameen

  2. Liam is a class act.

  3. So silly to hate others who call Great Spirit by another name–very childish and hateful!!

  4. I think it’s very cool that he can wholeheartedly admire a culture that’s not his own.

  5. And Jesus Christ again says WHAT THE FUCK.

  6. He says he likes something about Islam an ppl starting attacking him left right and centre. Seriously what happened to respecting other people’s opinion and beliefs.

  7. that`s right what happen to freedom of religion is ISLAM to blame? i dont think so…

  8. True Islam is so contrary to typical western thinking that westerners find it hard to understand. the propaganda and terrorism, much of it sponsered by the west, doesn’t help matters. People in the west had a strande repugnence towards this loving, beautiful, peaceful way of life that millions of people worldwide follow harmlessly and peacefully. the word Islamists has come to represent boggy men.

  9. I love Liam. He is an intelligent, kind man. Please, remember, not ALL non-muslims are haters.

  10. Oh the horror! Something nice said about a tradition that isn’t your brand of religion! *Rolls eyes* Some people need to grow up and get over themselves!

  11. The most moving thing I encountered in Israel was in Jaffa when I first heard the muezzen’s call to prayer. Admiring and respecting the traditions of another religion does not necessarily make you a potential convert, it just makes you a well-rounded tolerant human being. Would people get as upset if he had visited India and been moved by monks making a mandala?

  12. @Janet McDowell,I’m sure some people would.

  13. Can’t please em all!

  14. Those commenters at the end of the article really disturbed me. I am a non-Muslim and my twin is a convert and I think she is the best person I know!! Her faith is pretty spectacular and if my child wanted to be a Muslim I would definitely approve 😀 so yeah, we are definitely not all haters!

  15. The call to prayer sounds like a love song. Of course Liam was moved by it. imho, all paths to Deity are valid – just leave people alone to worship as they see fit and worry about your own spiritual path. Interfaith dialogue is crucial to understanding.

  16. Faith in God is a private matter. Why would anybody think they should control another’s beliefs? There are beautiful and ugly people in every religious group.

  17. Whats wrong about that?? What was liam said its True..Welcome my brother in Islam

  18. I love Liam – and now I love him even more, as he must surely have guessed what the response would be. We have a ridiculous ‘us and them’ culture fostered by mainstream Western media and it seems as if nuance and subtlety, tolerance and appreciation are values we’re rapidly losing as human beings. But this too shall pass – it’s a moment in history and our children’s children may well look at our history with utter confusion, as we look at previous hysterical over-reactions (remember ‘Reds under the bed’?).

  19. Kingdom of Heaven one of my favorite movies!

  20. I am proud of him for his decision! And leave it to Hollywood to start their “Sharia take over” crap just because someone converts to Islam.

  21. You are certainly welcome to Islam. May Allah you!

  22. @Patricia Donohue, please don’t use Jesus name to say bad words. It is highly offensive to those who love and respect him.

  23. This world is full of ugly people.. the most ugliest of them all is the one that always have something negative to say about other people religion, tradition and culture.. Just let Liam likes what he saw and heard.. being appreciative of other religion does not makes you a convert.. You’re being respectful by tolerating other pratices..

  24. I’m almost looking forward to the theological backlash from his statements, though it’s no one’s business what any of us believe.

  25. I just hope he wears his Qui-Gon beard and not the one in this picture. =X

  26. Liam before this kind words from you I consider you the best actor in Hollywood and after these beautiful words from you I see you a decent human being respect others, despite the differences ..The same respect to you (:

  27. The article is silly though. What Hollywood heavyweights have a problem with his statements? NONE. No one of import at all or they would have mentioned them, and not that many it seems either. The title of the article is misleading.But, I have always loved Liam Neeson, and now he’s given me another reason to.

  28. What about Running Shariah & Jumping Shariah lol?

    Cool Liam likes it I did always prefer Qui Gon Jin to Obi Wan Kenobi… This kind of reminds me of a European guy (French maybe??) who made these super loud boombox style Megaphone thingies on a rope or chain & blasted the Adhan/Islamic Call To Prayer in all these different different locations including a valley & hills it was awesome to see… The guy just likes the sound & thought that it would be a good idea to let other people hear it (the echo on high & empty wide places like the valley was awesome, the loudness of those Megaphones… Wow lol.

  29. It is a well know fact that the architecture of mosques were HEAVILY influenced by Orthodox Christian churches for example Agia Sophia built in 360AD in Constantinople (Istanbul) was a model for many mosques around the Arab world for example the Blue mosque the ONLY difference is that minarets were added later on…

  30. Is Islam supposed t’ be replacing Scientologism in Tinseltown?

  31. Some Americans are SO good at being afraid.

  32. Whats with the 404 errors lately

  33. the force is strong with this one 😉

  34. Mad Respect to him. A big person can see outside themselves!

  35. Oh, darn, Liam isn’t wildly Islamophobic just for the pure joy of hating someone for what they believe. Gosh, he visited and learned and has an informed opinion – something completely foreign to the haters’ way . . .

  36. One of the things I miss while living in America is the call of the Azan …. the call for prayers. It is beautifully sung out to call everyone man woman and child to come and pray to ALLAH. It is not a brain washing as some will probably think it to be, and it does not make you want to convert but It does get into your mind and heart as millions around the world are all doing the exact same thing at the very minute and maybe it makes you feel closure to AllAH ( God ). But leave it to the haters to only look at the words that Mr. Neeson is saying and not listen to what he is really saying.

  37. Now you can’t even say nice things about islam? what a wonderful world. Anyway I like Laim! he is a wonderful actor.

  38. the art & music is the best part about religion – it does have the power to make one feel a presence of something beyond

  39. I experienced the call to prayer in Istambul, Turkey and was moved by how beautiful it was while I was sitting at a street side cafe and I am a loyal and dutiful American who has served his country and will continue to be a loyal and dutiful American for the rest of his life. there is no shame in what Mr. Neeson felt when he experienced the call to prayer, nor is he being unfaithful to this country he is experiencing a connection to one of the three faiths of the children of Abraham, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, in his case it was Islam. It is the same God that all three faiths call out too, religious politics is what calls out the difference in men’s attitudes towards how that faith is expressed.

  40. I was enchanted by the call to prayer while in Morocco, and further found a pull on two trips to Turkey.. Istanbul is my favorite city in the world, the flavor, the people, everything about it is beautiful. This ex Catholic, now Atheist, was called to explore this beautiful religion. I have not converted but have not ruled it out.

  41. I love the Adhan 🙂
    so I can see why he would too XD

  42. I guess that “freedom of religion” isn’t a law so much as a guideline to the Hateful Right.

  43. A very brave move by my fellow country man if he does it, I can understand why he might feel disillusioned with the faith he was brought in, many Catholics, including myself, are. If he does, he will be joining the ranks of the good Muslims (They do exist, just as bad Christians do) such as Muhammad Ali, Cat Stevens, or should I say Yusuf Islam, and Jermaine Jackson, among others.

  44. People, anyone who bashes Mosques, Islam or the Muslim faith is being two-faced. You are being as bigoted as any racist. If you accept OUR President, and you are fair about your equality beliefs, you will stop bashing those who are different from you in other ways. My suggestion is to Love thy Neighbor, and if he/she is a Republican, show him/her the evil of their ways so they will become responsible Democrats. They don’t have to change their faith beliefs to do that.

  45. Oh yes, one more thing, write to Eric Cantor on his facebook page, and encourage him to get out of politics. He has no soul.

  46. But then, he is a ratty spoiled little jew boy whose soul redides in his wallet.

  47. I love the Jews, I appreciate the heritage they share with me. Its only the two-faced, “greedy bastards” who incur my anger and disgust.

  48. Yay! I knew I liked that man!

  49. Hm. I love Liam Neeson but…

    In taken werent the captives of his daughter speaking arabic?

  50. Within the next few hours, expect to hear some “Muslims invaded Hollywood” comments. Don’t forget to wear your tin foil hats to protect yourself from the invasion! lol….

  51. Good for Liam. Anything that causes these goombas discomfort can’t be all bad.

  52. Good actor, and good guy

  53. @Elle, I don’t think so. I think they were eastern european.

  54. Michele
    I speak arabic, its my parents first language. He was speaking arabic.
    “waldituha” proper arabic for ‘her father’

    Im not trying to bad mouth him, but it seems only a bit hypocritical. It bothered me when i heard them speak arabic, lol

  55. Sorry, “waliduha”

  56. A yes. Nice one Liam. Big Hollywood fans those Turks. You are a real shot in the arm for those Muslim deceives in our midst and a real sell out in a long line of sell outs to those of us who oppose this godless desert cult.

  57. The Americans who comment on this page are cool and open and not hate mongers , wow , so nice to read such comments . A real change from what we read elsewhere . thank you .

  58. Will Liam be embracing Islam by taking four Hollywood wives and a couple mu’tah thirty-minute brides along the way? Shariah is already ringing out daily prayers here in Tinsel town as the Persian charmers pull out their cells to text: Hey, babe, I’m comin’ over!

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