Skip to comments.Oliver Stone's director son turns to Islam (but says he's holding onto Judaism and Christianity)
Posted on 02/16/2012 1:57:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A U.S. filmmaker who has a Jewish father and Christian mother today decided to convert to Islam in Iran, where he is making a documentary.
But Sean Stone, 27, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, insisted the switch did not signal him abandoning the faiths of his parents.
He became a Shiite Muslim on Tuesday and has reportedly chosen to be known by the first name of 'Ali', but will not reveal why he converted.
The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with, Mr Stone told news agency Agence France-Presse.
It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets, Mr Stone added from Isfahan, Iran, where the conversion ceremony was carried out
He is working on a film about Rumi, a mystic poet, and has defended Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the past, reported Foreign Policy.
He has been in 12 films directed by his father - more than any other actor or actress has ever managed, according to film database IMDB
To make the conversion he recited the Islamic profession of the faith known as the Shahada in Isfahan, reported the Tehran Times.
He performed this recital at the office of Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Nasseri Dowlatabadi, reported the Iranian newspaper
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“Oliver Stone’s director son turns to Islam (but says he’s holding onto Judaism and Christianity)”
If true, his life expectancy may have just shortened quite a bit.
He wants to be called Ali., now isn’t that just cute? It certainly is an unusual name among Islamics, I wonder how he tought of it. Duh.
I can’t believe he is excluding Buddhism and Hinduism!
RE: He wants to be called Ali
Well, his father is Ollie Stone, so being called Ali Stone makes the pronunciation quite close to his dad’s.
Hollywood is filled with serial polygamists.
“Ali” must want to be a parallel polygamist.
RE: I cant believe he is excluding Buddhism and Hinduism!
This man wants to make sure he gets everything right by not rejecting other religions.
He does not realize that trying to accept the tenets of one religion means rejecting the tenets of the other, which means he wants to have his logical cake and eat it too.
Islam REJECTS the Christian belief that Jesus Christ died on the cross.
According to Islam, Jesus never died on the cross, nor ever wanted to die on the cross, nor ever was born to die on the cross. Muslims believe that Jesus was sentenced to death, and people thought that he got executed on the cross.
Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of mankind. YOU CANNOT BE A CHRISTIAN AND DENY THIS DOCTRINE.
Now, how does Mr. Ali Stone reconcile these two opposing viewpoints? One has to be right and the other wrong.
But it seems that Ali Stone wants to embrace both.
He wants to be called “Ali”. Send him a card and spell it “Ollie”. Anti american, treasonist, Marxist POS!
Woulda thunk being an Ahole was genetic?
I’d disown him. Maybe he’d reconsider.
These people sound really really shallow
Man chooses to follow demon.It has happened before.Outcome will not be good.
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