Skip to comments.Sean Stone, Oliver Stone’s son, embraces Islam in Iran (Supports Ahmadinejad)
Posted on 02/17/2012 12:39:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sean Stone, the son of award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday during a ceremony in the Iranian city of Isfahan.
Taking the name Ali, Iranian news agencies report that the 27-year-old has converted to Shia Islam, which is practiced by the majority of Iranians.
The son of a half-Jewish father and Christian mother, Stone told AFP today that his conversion is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with, but shows I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets. He has not, however, explained his reason for converting.
Reuters reports that Stone is in Iran working on a documentary following his earlier co-launch of a film production company in the country. He also attended a panel on "Hollywoodism and Cinema" in Tehran last month, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
Last fall, Stone traveled to Iran to work on a film about the famed Persian poet Rumi, Foreign Policy reports, during which time he voiced support for the countrys controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad has questioned the veracity of the Holocaust and legitimacy of the state of Israel. Stone has also said he supports Irans right to a nuclear program.
Western countries accuse Tehran of trying to use its nuclear program to make a bomb. Iran says its nuclear program is purely for civilian purposes.
Stones announcement comes amid increasing tensions between Iran and Israel, with Israel accusing Tehran of being behind a series of explosions in Thailand on Tuesday. An Iranian national has been detained over the incident.
Like father, like son...
I can’t begin to tell you what an influence Sean Stone has on my life and the decisons I make on a daily basis. Is there a number smaller than zero?
Given the parential influence he has been exposed to, is it any wonder he is seeking someone/anyone to tell him what moral compass to use? It’s a pity he chose perhaps the only religion on the planet with a broken moral compass.
Oliver Stone is half-Jewish...
The OTHER half is pure, unadulterated, A$$hole.
Rachel isn’t a tail raiser?/S
So his father is “half Jewish”
Maybe some zealot will only cut half his throat
I’m sorry is this suppose to mean anything to me? I could really care what any of these fools do. Why is this even news?
Stone’s son must be thinking about getting 72 virgins somehow...
I think that this is hilarious “instant karma” for his father.
“Oliver Stone’s father was Jewish and his mother was French-born and Catholic. As a religious compromise, Stone was raised in the Episcopal Church, but has since converted to Buddhism.”
It reminds me of the story of a man who was born with only one leg. Haunted by this, he went from church to church praying for God to grow his leg back. No luck there, he then prayed in a synagogue, then a mosque, and then an assortment of Buddhist and Hindu temples. Getting on in years, he went to increasingly obscure and grotesque cults and pagan ruins to pray.
Finally on his death bed, he gave up on religion, cursed all the gods he had prayed to, and died. He was reincarnated as a millipede.
Now, that’s funny!
Something about karma comes to mind here.
Now don’t go losing your head, boy.