Liam Neeson hints at converting to Islam

March 26, 2012 9:51 pm0 commentsViews: 53

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Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed he is considering giving up on his Catholic faith and converting to Islam, The Sun reported on Wednesday.Â

The Hollywood star, 59, having recently filmed in Turkey became fascinated with Islam during his stay.

Speaking to The Sun, 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.”

Neeson was raised in Northern Ireland as a Catholic alter boy and was named after his local priest.

But the star – whose wife, Natasha Richardson, died aged 45 in a skiing accident in 2009 – says his faith has been challenged in recent times.

On his Catholic beliefs, 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.”