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

(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.

Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, in a file photo.
Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, listens to chief operations officer of Reel Knights Productions, Mellissa Carter, at a press conference in Tehran in September.
Sean Stone, son of Oliver Stone, listens to chief operations officer of Reel Knights Productions, Mellissa Carter, at a press conference in Tehran in September.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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