Skip to comments.Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime
Posted on 02/25/2012 10:46:43 AM PST by sreastman
Oliver Stones Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime
by Mark Ellis, Godreports
The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentines Day, then met with Irans leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions.
I am a Jewish Christian Muslim, Sean Stone told CNNs Piers Morgan on February 23rd. I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across the board. We dont need to fight each other because of the book.
Seans father won several Academy Awards for films such as Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, but has also stirred opposition due to his friendships with Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelas Hugo Chavez.
When Sean told his father he converted to Islam, Oliver said, Allah be with you, Sean stated on CNN.
Seans personal ancestry is Jewish; he was baptized a Christian, and his father is a Buddhist. He doesnt believe he actually converted to Islam; he holds the view that all three monotheistic religions worship the same God.
Conversion is an interesting word because I dont believe you can convert from one God from the same God, he told Fox411. Ive also believed in the same Judeo-Christian God. I think its a misunderstanding of Islam to say that Allah is a different God. Its a different name for the same one. So I accepted Islam. And I think its an important move.
After his acceptance of Islam, Sean adopted the Islamic name Ali. He decided to follow the Shiite branch of Islam over the Sunni branch due to a revelation he received in Isfahan, the former capital of Persia and Irans third largest city.
After a series of meetings with Irans leaders, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he said he believes Ahmadinejad is not a fanatic and has merely been misunderstood. In the meetings, he advised Irans leaders to soften their rhetoric.
I was able to say, Lets stop this down with America slogan and try Down with Empire. People around the world can get on board with the down with empire concept, Sean told them.
Sean doesnt believe reports that Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. He believes they want an orderly dissolution of the Jewish state.
Where is he currently threatening to destroy Israel, thats my question? Sean asked CNNs Morgan. The dissolution of the Israeli state is like saying we want the dissolution of the Soviet Union. I dont think anyone is going to launch nuclear weapons to achieve it. You can do it through other means like dialog. We need to have a dialog about the two state solution.
When Foxs Bill OReilly asked Sean if he was at peace with Iran possessing nuclear weapons, he said, I am, because its a republic. And there are factions and its very much like this country. Theres a lot of unrest inside that country from the economic point of view. I think there could be an Occupy Tehran coming in the next months or years because its a dynamic place.
Sean disagrees with the provocative statements made by Ahmadinejad in which he denied the holocaust, yet feels thats inconsequential in light of current problems. Regardless if he believes in the holocaust or not, it doesnt justify the occupation of the West Bank and the fact that the Palestinian situation has not been resolved. I dont care if he believes in the holocaust.
In his meeting with Ahmadinejad Sean pointedly asked whether they are developing a nuclear weapon. No bomb, Irans president replied.
Sean hopes to be a voice that will help bring peace to the Middle East. I dont want to see our country go to war and if its going to be over the potential threat that Iran is toIsrael. I would say thats a complete lie, he told CNNs Morgan.
If Israel attacks Iran preventatively, Russia will not stand by and let this happen it would destabilize the region. You will radicalize the Sunni and Shiite divisions even more its potentially World War III were looking at.
I am a Jewish Christian Muslim, Good luck with that Sean..........
I would guess Oliver Stone’s next movie will be “GINGRINCH”.
Alrighty then. Mazel tov and cheers to Allah.
Why Oliver Stone’s son makes the news is a curiosity, but why he is a Paulbot is readily explainable by his bad judgement.
It never ceases to amaze me the access these third rate people get. That said, good on you Sean, or Ali. You just keep telling the world what your viewpoints are. Hey! Got a great idea, why don’t you wander over to the Gaza Strip and stand upon a corner, and let them know how they’re all worshiping the same god, and how you are a Jew who was baptized a Christian, and then kinda sorta converted to Islam, but not really, you just accepted the name Ali, and just want everyone to get along...
I’m SURE that the people there will be very interested in hearing your viewpoints. Heck, it might even be a day before you’re arrested.
Probably trying to get clearance to film some anti-American movie in Iran.
I'm reminded of the bear guy who was eaten by the bears...his girlfriend too.
Hope he doesn’t lose his head.
***He doesnt believe he actually converted to Islam; he holds the view that all three monotheistic religions worship the same God.***
Sure thing, Sean. While you’re at it, try telling your new buddies you’ll be going to Church for a few weeks instead of their m0sk.
Then come back and tell us if you still think everyone worships the same God.
What revelation was that?! lol
Sean may be sincere or has his own agenda or has a screw loose... But I definitely think the Iranian regime is using him for propaganda.
So the next time there’s an anti-Christian pogrom and you’re in the area, you’ll stab yourself?