Ed Driscoll

Pious Stars Of Fiction Undergo Spontaneous Reversion

Don’t look now, but many well known celebrities are undergoing religious conversions–and not to Scientology or the Kabbalah:

Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories on the Turkish school curriculum.

“Give me some bread, for Allah’s sake,” Pinocchio says to Geppetto, his maker, in a book stamped with the crest of the ministry of education.

“Thanks be to Allah,” the puppet says later.

In The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan is told that he cannot visit Aramis. The reason would surprise the author, Alexandre Dumas.

An old woman explains: “He is surrounded by men of religion. He converted to Islam after his illness.”

Tom Sawyer may always have shirked his homework, but he is more conscientious in learning his Islamic prayers. He is given a “special treat” for learning the Arabic words.

It used to seem amazing how unidirectionally multiculturalism flowed. Now it’s expected.

Incidentally, I can’t wait to see what sort of treatment The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged gets…