C. S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia as a Christian allegory, in which Aslan the Lion is Christ. Neeson here is simply parroting the politically correct multiculturalist line that any and all "spiritual leaders" must be essentially equivalent. They all must have taught universal benevolence, right?
Muhammad taught no such thing; rather, he taught that Muslims should be "merciful to one another, but harsh to unbelievers" (Qur'an 48:29). And he taught much more besides that is as opposed to the teaching of Christ as any teaching can possibly be. But Liam Neeson almost certainly doesn't know that. And why should he? Who would have told him, in today's environment?
"Narnia fans' fury after Liam Neeson claims Aslan - the symbol of Christ - could also be Mohammed," by Tamara Cohen and Simon Caldwell in the Daily Mail, December 4:Go to Jihad Watch to get the whole story.
The much-loved children's stories have an unapologetic Christian message.
C. S. Lewis was clear that the character of Aslan in his Chronicles of Narnia is based on Christ.
But actor Liam Neeson, who voices the lion in the latest Narnia film, has prompted a row after claiming his character is also based on other religious leaders such as Mohammed and Buddha.
Fans of Lewis's stories are fuming, claiming Neeson is ruining the author's legacy to be 'politically correct'.