Saturday, December 04, 2010

Behead Those Who Insult Aslan

Liam Neeson is probably just trying to be multicultural and inclusive when he claims that Aslan the lion from the Narnia books could just as easily be Mohammed as Jesus. Whilst he may be trying to broaden the appeal of his film, if Aslan could also be Mohmammed then he is guilty of depicting Islam's prophet which does get many Muslims somewhat irate.

Remember how upset the Sudanese got when they thought someone had portrayed Mohammed as a teddy bear?

7 comments:

Robert said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRmgI_WXff0&feature=player_embedded

Another great Austrian...

NickM said...

Er...

Well, Mo & Jesus really have very different roles so that's rot for a start Mr Neeson.

Anonymous said...

If Aslan were like Mo he would have tried to sleep with Lucy,

H said...

Although Aslan is Turkish for lion. So maybe CS Lewis did have something like that in mind.

scottthong said...

I've read the books, and I must say that Liam is committing the same politically-expedient fallacy as the 'Tashlan' fusion in the last book.

Fans will immediately realize who the evil entity Tash, whom the Arabic-like Calormenes worship, is supposed to represent.

Liam obviously never got that in depth into the series.

Joan of Argghh! said...

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Ross said...

Scott- good point.