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
Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – 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.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Oliver Stone's Son Converts to Islam is...
51%
10%
11%
6%
15%
7%
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 44 comments
Riffran
Feb 16, 2012 3:50 AM CST
stick all you haters...he will look cute in a hijab....rofl
backpath2
Feb 15, 2012 5:11 AM CST
While he's at it, Stone should take Iranian citizenship, and turn in his U.S. passport.
Tology
Feb 15, 2012 4:05 AM CST
So...who is he, and why should we care?