Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oliver Stone's Son Sean Converts To Shia Islam While In Iran

Sean/Ali Stone fondling his pendant of Zulfiqar
(the sword of Imam Ali)
Oliver Stone's 27-year-old son Sean, who also happens to be a filmmaker, has been in Iran since early February attending the 30th Fajr International  Film Festival. Back in September of last year he apparently travelled to Tehran to inquire about filming a documentary there. I guess he was so inspired by the Shia Muslim way of life he walked into the office of Ayatollah Mohammad Nasseri Dowlatabadi  and converted to Islam.

All it takes to convert is to recite the Shahada:

“There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” To convert to Islam, one simply has to recite this while believing it in one’s heart.

No-one knows why he chose to become a Shia Muslim, but maybe he just wanted his family to represent the three major world religions since papa Oliver is Jewish and his mum is Christian.

He claims it's no big deal:

"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony.


I wonder if his parents are proud of their son who now wants to be known as Ali.

Source: Teheran Times, France 24


WomanHonorThyself said...

Good Grief! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY my friend:)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Being son of his dad surely played havoc with the kid's brain.

Incognito said...

i know!

thanks m'dear!

Incognito said...

@snoopy... ha.. too true. what's that phrase.. the nut doesn't fall far from the tree?