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


Liam Neeson in "The Clash of the Titans"

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.

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  • mindy1

    @Awesome OK, good to know

  • Awesome

    @ mindy

    I wasn’t referring to Jews in general, I was just referring to the fundamentalists, specifically of the Zionist persuasion, both Jewish and Christian.

    @ Isa

    That is exactly what I’m talking about. All the sensationalized nonsense they make about “terrorism”, “jihad”, “misogyny” and “shariah” is just a facade to conceal their real motivations of sustaining/promoting the Zionist agenda specifically and of religious competition in general.

  • Lo

    UK’s The Sun has an appalling history in regards to racism, war-mongering, and Islamophobia. It has recently published two sensational front-page articles of Al-Qaeda attacks; one article published within less than a year of the other and both blatantly false.

    Liam Neeson’s going to be fine. European actors tend to be more BS-repellant than American ones (in part due to prolonged exposure to the more potent BS of European tabloids) ;P.

  • Mustafa H.E.

    JT, Chuck Norris is overrated. He’s all hype. He’s a good martial artist (a student of Bruce Lee) and he’s still in the best shape of his life, but his acting and his movies have always kind of sucked. Much of his 80s film, during the peak of his acting career, portrayed Muslims and Arabs in a negative light, especially the movie “Delta Force”

  • JT

    RDS, Liam Neeson can’t become a Muslim-hating loon — he’s just too awesome.

    It’s a shame we can’t say the same for Chuck Norris anymore.

  • RDS

    *Liam makes comment*
    *Liam sees Islamophobic replies*
    *Liam investigates Islam in response*
    *Liam becomes a real Muslim*

    Either that, or he becomes a Loon. Not an entirely plausible scenario, but there you go.

  • rookie

    I wonder what the next step of the Islamophobes will be?
    A call to boycott his films?

  • Mustafa H.E.

    Sorry, but Sharia isn’t creeping into Hollywood anytime soon and the documentary “Reel Bad Arabs” explains it well.

    (and sorry to the moderator if Loonwatch discourages links, I am not entirely clear of the rules here.)

  • Isa

    Trust Mindy, Awesome. When I was growing up, most of the Jewish people I went to school with were usually pretty accepting of other people, including Arabs and Muslims. In fact, the Jewish and Arab students seemed to flock to each other. But within the past 15 or so years, the Israeli Zionist propaganda network and the American Christian Zionists have teamed up (for completely different reasons, mind you) to depict Muslims and Arabs as Enemy #1 (again, for very different reasons.)

    The Israeli Zionists (the right-wing ones, at least) hate Arabs and Muslims because they’re still living in the land that they (Zionists) believe is rightfully theirs, regardless if other people lived there before them or not. That is inconsequential to their mindset, for they believe God made an Eternal Decree stating that this land belongs to the Jewish people. So, it matters not if people were living there for 10 years or 50,000 years before the Jewish people decided to claim it as their own, since the land belongs to them.

    The American Christian Zionists believe that Palestine must become a completely Jewish State before Jesus Christ can return and lift up all of the true believers to Heaven, while damning the rest of us to the schemes of the Anti-Christ, and then eternal Hell-fire. So they (Christian Zionists) also want to kick the Arabs and Muslims out, so that Jesus Christ can return to earth, offer the Jews one last chance to conversion to Christianity, lift up all of the true believers to Heaven, and condemn the rest of us (Jew, Gentile, etc) to experience Hell on earth, and then Hell in..well, Hell.

    These two factions couldn’t be further from each other in their beliefs, but they have a common enemy; Arabs and Muslims, who need to be discarded for different reasons. Once accomplished, they can then see who’s scheme will succeed in the end (Israeli right-wing Zionism vs. American Christian Zionism.)

    The reality on the ground is much more nuanced than this, fortunately. Jews and Muslims have been forging friendships with each other for centuries, and this shouldn’t be forgotten. Some people do a great job at constantly reminding Jews and Muslims of this fact, so that we don’t end acting out the self-fulfilled prophecy of far right-wing fascist types in Israel and far right-wing fascist types in the U.S. They want Jews and Muslims to wage a holy war against each other, so that it would a.) most likely kill all of the Jews on the planet (they hate Jews), and b.) prove that Islam is a violent religion that needs to be stamped out “before they kill us.”

    In reality, they (both Israeli right-wing Zionists and American Christian Zionists) don’t care about Jews at all. They only want to use them as pawns.

  • AJ

    YAY! Khushboo I like him a lot too.

  • khushboo

    oh no Mindy, definitely not you peaceful people. Awesome was talking about the fundamentalists

  • mindy1

    @Awesome, hey don’t blame all us jooooos , not all of us are intolerant

  • Badboo

    And then what? Will they claim he has subliminal connections to a certain Arab terrorist Ra’s-Al-Ghoul who wanted to destroy New… oh … Gotham City?

  • Awesome

    Liam Neeson is not the first celebrity to have something remotely positive to say about Islam, and it is likely that he won’t be the last.

    The Islamophobe establishment can’t see any reality beyond the fictitious narrative that they’ve created for themselves, and it isn’t a coincidence that the vast majority of them are either Jewish or Christian fundamentalists.

  • JT

    What religion he chooses is his private decision. Islamophobes have nothing but hatred for Islam. That someone has something positive to say about Islam, let alone someone as awesome as Liam Neeson, is beyond their understanding. To them, any statement about Islam that does not declare it to be the greatest evil in the universe is unacceptable.

    Come on guys, you loons already have Chuck Norris. It’s only fair we get Liam Neeson. 😉

  • khushboo

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….I’ve met him in NYC and I’ve always liked him!

    Now on to the next Hollywood Star…Muahahahahaha…*twirls mustache*

  • Pamela

    Come to ISLAM my brother.

  • QualifiedAgnostic

    Islamophobes are so dumb it’s awesome….

  • Young & Free

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

    Is it me, or is this part weird? :/

  • JD

    Come on really I like Christian hymn “Amazing Grace” specially on Bag Pipes Holy cow someone call Ghost Busters
    Show what the intent of these Islamophobes is Anything Islamic Muslim or ME must be denounced as Evil quick as possible before it gain any positive view

  • Al

    Let’s hope he takes his shahada sooner than later.

  • mindy1

    I do not think he is really going to convert, but it did sound like he had some kind of spiritual awakening in Turkey, and maybe was saying how it made him feel.

  • corey

    well he did star in the kingdom of heaven film (if only for a brief role) a film that islamaphobes such as spencer get testy about because of its potrayal of muslims.

  • Sam Seed

    Wait and watch how the Islamophobes twist this story and start their hate-fest, some already have.

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