Liam Neeson, a life long Roman Catholic, has been at the center of swirling rumors that he might convert to Islam since 2012. Is he finally making the move?
While filming “Taken 2” in Turkey, he became enamored with the call to Muslim prayer as he told Al Arabya News
“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,” he was quoted as saying at the time. “There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”
But after careful consideration and attending the opening of his latest film in Dubai, he confesses he is not converting, but it does sound like he is very sypmathetic to Islam.
However, Neeson has now clarified the suggestions, telling Al Arabiya News: “No, I’m not converting [to Islam]. But I did kind of follow up to that [call to] prayer at the time,” he said. “It’s funny; the first three or four days there it was an annoyance because it was waking me up. But later I looked forward to it every day.”