Oliver Stone's Son Converts to Islam

Filmmaker Sean Stone becomes a Shiite
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Oliver Stone's Son Converts to Islam
Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Oliver Stone's filmmaking son has converted to Islam in Iran, reports AFP. "The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with," 27-year-old Sean Stone told the news agency. "It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets." In the ceremony, he became Shiite and took the first name Ali, according to the Tehran Times. Stone, who started work on a documentary in the country last fall, was back in Iran to attend a film festival. (Read more Sean Stone stories.)

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